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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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  • Great beach to hang out and watch surfers. Not very busy and good to relax and watch people. Defenitly a must go!  more »
  • I would say is my favorite, really nice bay with amazing clear water. But it also has some issues,1) you have to walk up a lot to get from the beach to the parking, 2) it's full of surfers, for normal...  more »
  • I went here for a week of improving my surfing skills. Arrifana did not fail me. It never fails to provide adequate beginner's waves during low tide and good bigger waves for the better surfers during...  more »