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Beautiful beach with good waves

This is a beautiful beach that require a car to reach since it is out of the main road. The beach... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gatineau, Canada
Superb beach

This beach is easily accessible and does not have lots of steep steps (common in the Algarve) it is... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach that require a car to reach since it is out of the main road. The beach is not commercial and reasonably crowded. Perfect place to do some surf with good amount of waves. The only thins is that the water...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Boutip
Reviewed 10 October 2018

If you do not like beaches, you can still consider to go here as there are many nice viewpoints where you can admire the stunning landscape of the Costa Vicentina.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This beach is easily accessible and does not have lots of steep steps (common in the Algarve) it is also vast and beautiful. Easy to get to and good parking. Its mostly sandy not rocky as some pictures suggest. It also has a small river...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AnthonyD2402
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Bordeira is probably the most massive beach I have seen so far and therefore it is not crowdy. Behind the dunes it is not windy and there is a very nice beach bar with friendly staff.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The beach is really nice, whether you are a surfer or not, but it is long walk to the beach - worth it! You can contour the whole stream or cross it (during low tide, the water it is more or less between your knees...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ana L
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Great beach Wide and expansive Must be 1k side to side Loads of space for football / bat n ball etc Soft sand Good breeze off the Atlantic Once you’ve acclimatised the waters fine Wet suits a must for surfers Good waves

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pwr7070
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

André’s Surf/Beach Bar is the best! Great cocktails, good snacks and very relaxed. To get there wade across the warm waters of the lagoon.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank annlaws
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Bordeira is my favorite beach for now. I stayed until night tonight under the stars and a moon on the way to be full soon..there is really a good energy on this beach.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Sea E
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is a stunning beach. It's very large. It's so nice to spend some time over here. You can park at the bottom of the cliff or on top. You have to walk trough water to reach the sand. Just lie down and relax!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

A winding drive from the highway finally gets you to this gorgeous beach. Theviews in every direction are stunning the parking area was a bit rough due to the recent rains.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lesterbeach
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Cat R
17 June 2017|
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Response from munirb905 | Reviewed this property |
There is no way to get food or drinks at the beach. Also no toilets nearby!
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martyn c
15 August 2016|
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Response from silviaeves2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed but you should try to walk away from the beginning of the beach where everyone normally stays. The beach is extensive with plenty of space for you to walk the dog and sit and sunbathe away from everyone... More
Nathanael G
11 July 2016|
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Response from cbowmann | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can rent boards & wetsuits at the beach bar.
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