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Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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Beautiful, Unsdpoilt

Went as part of an island tour with Giggling Geckos (separate review). Beautiful unspoilt beach and... read more

Reviewed today
Rick B
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Amazing views

Amazing, all I can say it’s the best thing about Boa Vista. Take a private cab not your tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alex O
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“red flag” (16 reviews)
“white sand” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Santa Monica, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
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"red flag"
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"miles and miles"
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"waves crashing"
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"quad bike trip"
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"an excursion"
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"big waves"
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"turquoise sea"
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"clams"
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"boa vista"
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"cape verde"
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"giggling geckos"
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in 6 reviews
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Reviewed today

Went as part of an island tour with Giggling Geckos (separate review). Beautiful unspoilt beach and nobody else there apart from the army of Ghost Crabs, who leggit when they see you!

Thank Rick B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing, all I can say it’s the best thing about Boa Vista. Take a private cab not your tour operator it’s half the price

Thank Alex O
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here when on the quad tour. It is absolutely beautiful and there is literally nothing around, just beach! I understand in a couple of years most of it will be gone because of tourism and building hotels on it, which is very sad...More

Thank Leah T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

well of the beaten track but worth a visit beautiful curved bay with gently lapping waves and a solo bar at one end.

Thank malcolmmarks4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Literally a postcard, we went on a quad bike excursion with quad zone that we booked through Tui it took our breathe away. White sand and blue seas, completely untouched.

Thank Nat9ugh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here in a quad bike tour. Beautiful beach, clear waters and one of the best beaches I have been on.

Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Natural beauty, no bars, no people just beautiful white soft sand and blue sea...which can be a tad rough!

Thank peterknight119
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely mesmerising watching and listening to the waves crashing in but it is red flagged. If you go in, beware as the waves will bowl you over.

Thank hadynsatchell
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach was beautiful to look at but because the waves were simply huge when we visited, it was far too dangerous for swimming. However, there are other safer beaches if you want to swim not far away.

Thank _susannetripp318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like it a lot - clear skies and wind is a great combination when you want to be in the warm desert :) The waves are harsh and be careful when entering/exiting the water as waves can be over 3 meters!

Thank SwedenDavid
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Ksea-Jones
March 25, 2018|
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Response from paulalanj | Reviewed this property |
Hi The santa monica beach we visited is in Boa Vista Cape Verde, it is absolutley beautiful and unspoilt. I think its usually in the top 25 beaches in the world.
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danderson555
March 1, 2018|
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Response from L B | Reviewed this property |
The Santa Monica Beach I reviewed is in Southern California and rarely has red flags on the beach. There is swimming however, baby sharks have been caught by fishermen on the pier. Also a 26 mile bike path and separate path... More
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cbennett10
February 28, 2018|
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Response from L B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the beach is separated in parking sections, Santa Monica State beach is near the pier, Venice Beach is South towards Marina Del Rey. Dock Weiler Beach is North of the Pier towards Malibu and further north past Malibu... More
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