Praia Sao Rafael, Albufeira

4.6
#3 of 25 in Parks in Albufeira
Set along the coast of Portugal's famous Algarve region, Praia Sao Rafael showcases golden sands, restaurants, and imposing limestone cliffs. Visit what is perhaps the country's most popular beach and wander along the secluded waterfront, wading through the shallow water. The gently sloping sand shelf keeps the sea relatively warm. You may want to rent an umbrella and relax for a while, enjoying the view of eroded rock formations and dry bluffs. The beach features restrooms, showers, coffee shops, bars, and a sizeable parking lot for visitors, all easily accessible via boardwalks and stairs. Before you head to Albufeira, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Albufeira vacation tool , to make sure you see all that Albufeira has to offer, including Praia Sao Rafael.
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  • Very nice beach surrounded by small cliffs. Waves strong enough, fine sand and hut for a drink or a drink. In October it was paradise but I think in season it must look like hell.
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  • Stayed for a week in the Algarve and enjoyed this spectacular beach with its white sands and incredible rock formations. Nice beach bar. Very expensive to rent a chair and umbrella.  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful beach. I feel like I should give it a one star review so people will stay away. Really awesome.
  • Good place to visit. Enjoyed swimming. Restaurant close by is very good. Parking the campervan was also possible. I highly recommend it.
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