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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a few days at Arribas Hotel. Unfortunately we have had fog during 3 days. No sunset. The beach is wonderful for surfers but not recommended for swimmers and for kids. Rough sea but spectacular.

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is beautiful. Explore the corners at low tide, enjoy the waves with a board, or show the dinosaurus footprints to your kids. If you are in the area, go there. The big hotel pool is open to the public, if you want to...More

Thank eweb2015
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Did not stay here. Just walked around, and evironment is very nice. A good option, as alterntive to Praia das Maças.

Thank Jose C
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Came across this beach driving from Arenhos do Mar to Cabo da Roca. It is nice and wide, and has decent sized waves to enjoy body surfing. Cold though.

Thank alikarim
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited this beach on a hot enough day water was freezing but it was still fabulous. The pool is a great feature and added to the beauty I thought. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a great beach for those who like to swim in big waves. The water is very shallow for at least 100 meters making it quite safe despite the large waves. Lots of surfers though so swimmers have to be careful not to get...More

1  Thank rivergen
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Did a lovely walk from Praia Agraga to Praia Grande. Beautiful vistas along the way. Be sure to go to the stairs and see the dinosaur footprints along the cliff! Did not spend any time on praia grande beach as it has a big hotel...More

2  Thank Sharilyn C
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Many surfers, big wawes, and in April this beache is only for the surfers and for promenade or to visit a restaurant nearby.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Praia grande is a big beach after its name. It's a sufing beach as well. Every year, on summer time we have a surf championship. It's a beach where the locals go. It's a family friendly beach.

2  Thank isabelrva
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Praia Grande is a great place to surf (or to just hang out and watch the surfers). If you do surf, a wetsuit is a must as the Atlantic can get a little brisk. But, the sand is extensive and a little bit of a...More

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