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Praia dos Olhos de Agua
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25 reviews
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The beach was lovely and clean. Fabulous rock formations to see. The sea was very choppy due to wet and windy weather. Be great to sit on the beach and to take a walk over the rocks in warmer, calmer conditions.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“The wrong side of the fence”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Like Janus, the Algarve Coast adjacent to Albufeira has two faces. To the West, you will find a succession of secluded ( apart from the summer peak) beaches ringed by towering cliffs and joined by a majestic range of rocks of fantastically variegated colours carved into immense stone sculptures by the hand of Nature, stretching all the way to Cape St Vincent. This is the pleasant Face of Janus. Going East, you will have to negotiate an endless extension of drab and downright commercial areas overbuilt, overpopulated, thick with tourists and the cheap inanity with which the world of commerce seeks to exploit them. This is the ugly Face of Janus, and it is here that you will find Olhos d'Agua and its beach. If it were a suburb of Brighton and Blackpool ( and you might well think that it is given the homage it pays to the citizens of the UK and their least attractive habits), it would justifiably be ranked as one of the most attractive seaside resorts in the land, but here it faces stiffer competition, and if you are staying some distance away, there is absolutely no reason to visit, apart from the fact that parking is virtually impossible anywhere nearby. Let me make it clear that even on the East side, there are some spectacular and very exclusive resorts, largely catering to the golfing fraternity in view of the plethora of good nearby courses, but if golf is not your game, and you happen to be in the area, I can warmly recommend the beaches of Oura, Santa Eulalia, and Falasia. The last two, in particular, have excellent access and plenty of free parking.

Visited March 2013
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We were staying in town in February and had came to the beach for beer/wine several times. The setting on the beach with the fishing boats and the half dozen places that were open was quite nice. I imagine in the high season when everything opens up that this is a very busy location.

Visited February 2013
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“Good for local tourists in the area”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Small alcove beach used by local tourists in the area, so not easy to park. Very much a village Atmosphere here in albuferira. Cosy and plenty of restaurants.

Visited March 2013
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Beautiful sand and stunning views and cafes and shops nearby for food and refreshments.

If going for a walk along the beach, make note of the tide times as there are a lot of more secluded beaches further along but you will get stuck there when the tide comes in.

There is a 'cliff walk' which has certainly seen better days and some parts are bordering on dangerous so be careful.

Visited February 2013
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