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“Beautiful sandy beach”
Review of Praia Sao Rafael

Praia Sao Rafael
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Ranked #3 of 106 things to do in Albufeira
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Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews
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“Beautiful sandy beach”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Praia Sao Rafael is certainly a nice place were to spend some hours in the sun and, if the sea is not too cold, also for a good swim.
We found it a bit difficult to reach as there was not public transport to the beach, so we decided to walk from Albufeira Old Town (don't do it if you don't have good shoes, water and a hat...it is hot and long).

We actually preferred Praia Arrifes, which is next to Sao Rafael and more striking. The only problem is that being very small, it can become easily crowded, most of all with flow tide.

In any case, a place worthy going.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful Beach”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Me and my boyfriend hired a moped one of the days and we was recommended to visit this beach and we were not disappointed.

This was one of the most beautiful beaches Ive ever seen, clear blue water together with the orange colored rocks made it so amazing.

Visited June 2013
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Gibraltar
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“Great beach”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Anything around this area is great, if you can get the GPS on the car to find it.... found this one on Google earth and was worth the visit. Lovely beach.

Visited June 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

A beautiful, clean beach of soft, golden sand surrounded by dramatic cliffs but popular with the locals and tourists alike so it can be littered after the weekend. Convenient car park at the top of the cliffs. Plenty of exploring along the cliff paths but dangerous for unsupervised children due to the steep cliffs and sudden drops. Off season it is such a peaceful place to spend a couple of hours watching the waves and the sea birds. No facilities until the warmer months.

Visited March 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“A very nice and quiet place.”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Tipical beach surrounded by "arribas" . Very quiet and clean. Good acess.
Theres a bar restaurant where a single coffe is really expensive It's better if you carry your own snacks.

Visited June 2013
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