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c00perc0
Dublin, Ireland119 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
We stayed for a week in an apartment in T2 near the Redonda Beach entrance. There are some nice bars and restaurants all within walking distance. It's very quiet even in peak season. You can get a road train in to Armacao de pera or a taxi to Albufeira. Taxi return to Albufeira is approx 50e.
Slide and Splash is worth a trip. Taxi from Senhora da Rocha is approx 40e return. Avoid booking the local transfer Diego. We booked him where we bought the tickets from the shop Martins. He wanted to charge is 45e and never bothered turning up. We ended up using the mytaxi app FreeNow and they were reliable and cheaper. Sent Diego a text to say we couldn't wait for him any longer and got a miserable 'sorry' hours later. Very unprofessional. Avoid at all costs.
The sea is amazing. Water can be cold when you first get in. Persevere and its worth it.
Great relaxing place to holiday
Written August 4, 2019
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium11,204 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Beautiful beach surrounded by spectacular cliffs, it's a classic Algarve setting, quite stunning...big waves when I was there, be careful when you go swimming here (but the water is ice cold anyways!)
Written November 15, 2020
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rogervanpoyer
Albufeira, Portugal37 contributions
Sep 2019
two sided beach - splitted by rocks - on one side there is a nice beach restaurant but smaller beach - the other side more calm and yearly the authorities make the beautiful sandy beach bigger
- one side can be reached by a iron staircase the other side by all means even by car (little parking space)
Written October 15, 2019
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Mary&BarryJackson
Lagos, Portugal2,500 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Great little beach below the Pestana Viking Hotel. Has a restaurant/beach bar too, and lovely, clean sand
Written April 7, 2019
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AndrewPB63
Baldock, UK18 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
There are two beaches either side of the promontory on which Senhora Da Rochas church stands. On the Eastern side us the smaller of the two, which is also the one packed with sunbeds and various watersports for hire. On the Western side is one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere and certainly a perfect location for swimming and sunbathing. The beach shelves quite steeply into the sea so not suitable for thise with young children, but perfect for anyone wanting to swim in deeper water.

We went in August on a public holiday, but the beach was busy rather than crowded. There is a very steep set of stairs down to and up from the beach but there are a couple of resting spots part-way up/down.

There is a car park right on the cliff-top but you either have to get there very early/late or be extremely lucky to grab a parking spot. There is plenty of parking further back from the cliff, near the turning from the main road into the town. From there it is about a 10 min walk to the clifftop.
Written August 16, 2018
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HappyVacation016
Burlington, Canada67 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Went in the off season. Lots of stairs to go down before hitting the beach. We were told there was a door that leads to the next beach. We walked the whole beach which is not that big. We found an opening in the wall and wondered if that was the doorway. You have to be fit to climb up to the doorway. It turned out to be a long tunnel that takes you into the next beach, which is much larger. There are lots of sea shells and openings where animals could dwell. If it is a nice day, try to get around the rocks when the tide is out and you can walk up to Porches, about 15 minutes. It takes you back around to where you started.
Written February 13, 2018
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Summer F
Kettering, England, United Kingdom152 contributions
Oct 2022
Beautiful sandy beach. Long stretch of golden sand dotted with shells. Clear turquoise sea. Just lovely.
Written October 9, 2022
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Helen K
6 contributions
Sep 2022
The water becomes deep quite quickly, lovely North Atlantic seaside. Accessible by tunnel or by stairs.
Written September 25, 2022
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johnhp702
Derby, UK17,796 contributions
Jun 2022
Probably the most popular beach in the area with lots of family activities on it, if feeling adventurous you have to go through the tunnel under the cliff to Praia Nova beach. the tunnel does get smaller as you go through it so remember to keep you head down.
Written June 30, 2022
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
You can see the beach from the chapel on the cliffs but if you want to go down about 50 meters west of the chapel are the 100 steep stairs down to the beach. A good size parking lot is just before the end of the road. A nice sandy beach but oh the climb!
Written February 16, 2020
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