Praia de Santa Bárbara

Praia de Santa Bárbara, Ribeira Grande: Address, Phone Number, Praia de Santa Bárbara Reviews: 4.5/5

Praia de Santa Bárbara
4.5
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Praia de Santa Bárbara
Popular mentions

4.5
303 reviews
Excellent
180
Very good
103
Average
17
Poor
2
Terrible
1

CSNunes
Porto, Portugal120 contributions
A great beach to surf and swim.
Aug 2020
The beach in very big, with dark sand (very soft sand), no rocks. With lifegards. Perfect for swiming. It has surf facilities, schools, rentals, ... It had a surf competition while we were there. The sea is just picture perfect. The water is not cold, of course it is not the Mediterranean Sea but it is a lot warmer than the Atlantic coast in the continent.
Written September 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,537 contributions
Surfing
Nov 2019
This has to be the best surfing beach around but on the day we were here there was nobody around. It was a misty morning and the powerful waves were crashing onto shores. Our guide said the beach was full of people just the day before. We strolled along the beach and had the most amazing views of the beach and the ocean. Seemed to be well-equipped with shower and changing facilities.
Written March 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MofromMass
Plymouth, MA1,209 contributions
Incredible waves! Make sure you visit Tuka Tula beach bar while you're here as well.
Oct 2019
Long stretch of beautiful beach. We didn't swim, it was October, but there were lifeguards there, so if it's warmer, go for it!

The waves were incredible. One of my favorite lunches of the trip and maybe of all time was at the Tuka Tula bar/restaurant located on the beach. The scenery is unforgettable.
Written October 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ToughMudderHero
Holbaek, Denmark82 contributions
Great surfing/body boarding beach
Oct 2019
It's a large black-sand beach with great surf. There's a cafe and surf school next to the car park and the beach has lifeguards.

There are riptides along the beach so do be careful, they're very strong. We bought some body boards at Decathlon for our holiday and had a great few hours here body boarding in some decent swell! We went in some horrible weather too, but still had a great time.
Written October 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JimRiesterer
Edina, MN4,361 contributions
Incredible surfing beach
Sep 2019 • Couples
A huge, long black sand beach popular with surfers near the town of Ribeira Grande on the north side of San Miguel island in the Azores.

We visited on a warm sunny day in September with a strong breeze and enjoyed a long walk in the soft black/gray volcanic sand. Like other beaches here it wasn’t very busy and there was no problem parking in the free lot. There are changing rooms, showers and a nice cafe/bar right off the parking lot.

There were lifeguards keeping an eye on the surfers and swimmers and there was a surfing class underway at the far end where there were constant, gentle waves.

Very scenic and an easy drive from Ponta Delgada-like 20 min.

Recommended
Written September 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Caitlin H
Philadelphia, PA89 contributions
Awesome becah
Sep 2019 • Friends
This beach was beautiful and free access and parking nearby that was so easy. We had a great time and it’s very clean.
Written September 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

attymommy
Teaneck, NJ23 contributions
Best beach in Sao Miguel
Aug 2019
Best beach in the Azores - hands down!!! Book a surf class early in the AM if you’re a beginner ahead of your visit. Arrive early because the beach gets packed towards the afternoon. A true gem.
Written September 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GoPlaces101042
11 contributions
Great beach!
Aug 2019 • Couples
Picturesque and great beach, big waves and beautiful rocks very close to Ribeira Grande. Come and try it :)
Written August 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pedro O
Faro, Portugal178 contributions
Beach.
Aug 2019
Great Sandy beach. wide with lots of space for everyone.
Water at 24ºc...Some restaurants available where you can get a bite or something cold to drink.
Written August 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dritschler@sbcglobal.net
22 contributions
An Excellent Beach
Jul 2019
This is an excellent beach! It offers surfing but it's not too rough for just swimming and splashing around. There is a parking lot. There is also an excellent restaurant, changing rooms, and showers. It's also an excellent location to watch a sunset.
Written August 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 91
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing