Praia da Barra
Praia da Barra
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4.5 of 5 bubbles293 reviews
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PECCruiser
New York City, NY56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
Love this beach, I think Aveiro has the best beaches in north of Portugal. Maybe even all of Portugal. Barra is my favorite by far.
Written May 19, 2016
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Mario
Milheeze, The Netherlands58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Beautiful beach but no rental parasols. You can rent a cabin tent for some shadow. Nice sand and lots of room.
Written July 31, 2020
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karloliveira
London, UK70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Great cold, refreshing sea to swim. Good bakeries, tasty cakes and food. Windy so get yourself a wind screen - cheap. Clean sand and romantic dunes ! If your dog is well behaved he is allowed too however not where the crowd is ...
Written July 24, 2019
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SCC1313
Herne Bay, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Barra beach is excellent. There is so much space so it never feels busy. The sand is nice and cool even when the weather is hot and the sea is so blue but I have to say, pretty chilly! The waves can get really high so be careful with little ones. Ours loved trying to run away from them before they crashed on the shore. Their is an excellent patisserie right next to the beach with gorgeous fresh bread and cakes. The staff in there are all lovely and helpful. There is also a stand outside which sells the best bolas (cream or chocolate filled doughnuts) in the world! And we loved the Bluefin restaurant near the Lighthouse that made the freshest, most delicious sushi ever. The only negative thing I can say is that Barra can get really chilly due to the wind. Even in August at times we were all sitting in jumpers on the beach! But we are from the UK so used to cold weather in summer! We loved it and will return in the future.
Written August 29, 2018
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jdpatino21
Bogota, Colombia159 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The beach is beautiful, but is too windy! For 5€ you can rent something to safe you of the wind but if the day is as windy as today! Not even that will help!

Written July 2, 2017
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Colincarlos
Aveiro, Portugal203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Weekly Chill spot, we go most week with the dogs , summer or winter . Beautiful beach , very clean . And just nice to relax and watch the sea. It can be very busy in summer but you can always find a private spot.
Written August 31, 2019
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Sandy Toes
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Huge beach - lots of sun and a nice day out. There were lots of people but the beach is huge so there was plenty of space to find your own patch. Water was warm enough (just!) to swim but the waves were quite rough so use caution.
Written November 22, 2018
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Janice G
Glasgow18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Due to the bride being a native of Aveiro , we opted for an apartment in Praia Barra purely down to location & photos. The apartment was lovely & certainly big enough for 5 adults. The place itself is a beautiful seaside area with plenty of places to eat & a great boardwalk along the glorious beach.
Having only been to the Algarve I wasn’t sure what to expect but I certainly wasn’t disappointed!!! Will definitely return to this area & would recommend it.
Written July 2, 2018
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Lovely long beach and harbour walls to explore, great Atlantic waves and when you have had enough of sun and sand, plenty of great cafes and bars on the main street to enjoy- heaven
Written October 9, 2017
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BrightonShredhead
Brighton668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Apart from a few French and Spanish , we appeared to be the only non-Portuguese. Car parks fill up early in summer, especially on a Sunday. Good, unchallenging surf and also cafes. Lifeguards on the beach.
Written August 20, 2017
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