Beaches in Cape Verde

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Beaches in Cape Verde

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  • 42carl
    Seminyak, Indonesia1,835 contributions
    Perfect beach with thinn wide powdery sand. and deep blue turquoise clear water. Here you can relax, swim or do water activities or just walk through the water along the coast side. Not far from the village with its bars, restaurants and many local ( souvenir) no stress shop.
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • nursedee13
    Bridlington, UK93 contributions
    This is a beautiful bar/restaurant wether you want a meal or just a cocktail or two. Very high standards food excellent.
    We did their BBQ and romantic night both had excellent food. Friendly staff. Short walk from the palace hotel.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
    Lisbon, Portugal1,735 contributions
    If you you spend some hours on this beach during the week you'll not be disappointed but should you try it over the weekend and you might end up not having too much "space".
    Written July 10, 2018
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  • Sarahkelly67
    Maidstone, UK98 contributions
    This amazing beach goes on for ever, and it’s just out side the tourage Rui hotel , people are fishing off the beach , and it great for stargazing at night , if that’s your thing ..
    Just be aware sea is rough and unpredictable, red flag flying , but amazing to watch
    Written April 8, 2022
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  • simply-peregrinating
    Waddington, UK2,754 contributions
    The beach just beyond the port looks really pretty with white sand and a backdrop of hills. We walked along it and sat for a while and had a very relaxing time. We didn't get hassled, we were only there a short time.
    Written January 29, 2019
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  • Titanic69
    Grantham, UK67 contributions
    Enjoyed the history of the area and how the wreck had changed over 50 years. Needs to be tidied and people to leave less rubbish.
    Written July 14, 2022
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  • Joan H
    1 contribution
    We visited Boca Beach Bar on Santa Monica beach and had the most amazing day, fresh lobster stunning cocktails, great fun. The staff couldn't do enough and truly had the best day ever.
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • David D
    Devon, UK16,635 contributions
    Wednesday 17th November and we walked from our Hotel, Riu Karamboa, along the beach to Sal Rei.

    Along the way we visited a number of beaches, however this is the last one and is alongside Sal Rei, with Praia Carlota to south.

    There were a number of bars along the beach, sadly some of the bars were closed and falling into disrepair. Those that were open provided sunbeds, loungers and umbrellas for their guests.

    Other visitors chose to spread their mats and towels along the dunes or on the white sand

    For those more active visitors seeking thrills and excitement there is kite and wind surfing as well as diving.

    There is always something to catch the eye here, perhaps it is an unusual piece of driftwood, a sand sculpture or even great views across to Ilheu de Sal Rei.

    Dotted along the Beach are a plethora of misshaped stones, we found some that we thought resembled a variety of animals, it was fun and interesting just looking at them.
    Written January 7, 2022
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  • Damian120
    Galway, Ireland4,781 contributions
    It's a nice beach and is thankfully being kept clean. Water is practically lukewarm as February is a hot month in Praia. Use plenty of sunscreen.
    Written March 15, 2020
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  • David D
    Devon, UK16,635 contributions
    Sunday 14th November and we visited the Southwestern side of the Island on our Quad Zone Tour.

    Travelling along the coast we visited a number of spectacular beaches and this one was no exception. It is located between Praia de Santa Monica and Praia Varadinho.

    We zipped across the amazing dunes ending up on the beach where we parked up. We clambered up and down the massive white sand dunes ending up at the sea with it's crystal clean water and crashing waves.

    We did stop briefly, again, at a viewpoint, from here we had a panoramic view along the beach, dunes, the ocean and mountainous background.

    There are no facilities on the beach, including sunloungers and umbrellas so it remains totally unspoilt, simply beautiful.
    Written January 6, 2022
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  • Belline Bar & Restaurante
    Tarrafal, Cape Verde1 contribution
    Such Amazing Beach Always Sunny and Very Good for People who want get some Real Good day at beach enjoying a relaxing at the beautiful Beach Over there.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • David D
    Devon, UK16,635 contributions
    Sunday 14th November and we were on a quad bike tour of the south west region of the Island.

    We had been to visit the amazing Santa Monica Beach, our first stop, we then sped across the dunes to our next port of call which was here.

    Having been here before we did not think that we could be impressed by here again, however, when we arrived we were amazed, once more, by what we saw.

    Astounding rock formations and caves, which had been sculpted by nature and the elements over the centuries, were along the beach.

    We clambered over the rocks and walked into the caves in total amazement at these wonderful structures.

    This is another beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise sparkling sea, however the rocks and caves are the main attraction here.

    As the current and waves were not as powerful here as at Santa Monica Beach, it was possible for us to have a swim here.
    Written November 19, 2021
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  • N H
    Newton Le Willows, UK3,345 contributions
    There are a couple of restaurants here where you can hire the sun beds for free if you eat there. The sand is lovely and soft and the water not too cold but very rocky under the waves I suggest wearing water shoes.
    There is also a small gym just off the main road.
    Written April 2, 2019
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  • Andy M
    Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom7 contributions
    One of the best beaches in Cape Verde usually very few people just watch the underwater currents in the sea.
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
    Lisbon, Portugal1,735 contributions
    I personally don't consider this beach to be a prime choice in Praia. One may walk along it either on the way to Prainha or Quebra Canela - two beaches located a little further on though one may eventually come across some colourful shells.
    Written July 10, 2018
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