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Arrifana Beach, Aljezur

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Backed by dramatic cliffs rising over the golden sands, Arrifana Beach makes an intimate-yet-breathtaking getaway. The cliffs provide some protection from the winds, so waves stay small and manageable. For this reason, the Blue Flag beach is particularly popular with surfers and body surfers. Look up and spot Castle Arrifana, the 12th-century ruins thought to be the one-time residence of a prince. Look for ruins from several mosques nearby, too. Steps provide access to the beach from the village, where you can go for food and accommodation. Note that the steps are somewhat steep. You'll find restrooms, showers, and lifeguards on site. Plan your Arrifana Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Aljezur using our Aljezur travel itinerary maker.
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  • Gorgeous beach, surrounded by a rough, rugged landscape, from the North Sea! I guess we can surf on these waves in summer and a great experience. The distance between the beach and buildings make it even more valuable. In the surroundings you can ride ... What more could you want if you love an outdoor holiday!!!
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  • This is a beautiful beach to spend the day. Restaurants near by and it is more protected from the wind than Monte Clerigo. Rent surf equiptment right at the beach.  more »
  • Surfing and also relax nicely, but after lunch quite full, you should so early to secure a good place or if you want to surf early or very late ;)
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