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. Planning Aljezur trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Between cliffs, difficult to Park, under a beautiful tourist town, few people because of its difficult access, several local surfers, small fishing port near a beach restaurant
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  • Too much surfing and too little swimming. Beautiful beach though. It looks far more impressive from the top of the cliffs.  more »
  • That wonderful beach, arriving early in the morning and enjoy all the surroundings of this wonder ... is phenomenal!
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  • This is an amazing place. Nice quiet cove and really clear water and peaceful place for a holiday. Traditional Portugese feel to it and is highly recommend. The surfing is great for beginners and you can hire on the beach or in the local town. It is a steep walk down also, but amazing to spend the day there
  • Amazing surf spot. There are of surf schools where you can rent a surf board and enjoy. Go earlier in the morning in order to find parking space.
  • Nice lang beach with good waves. A lot of surf schools train there. You habe to walk down to the beach. But a tuktuk is driving you for 1€. 😎
  • Beautiful beach, can get very busy during the summer
  • This beach is absolutely beautiful to surf and to have a beach day! Recommend to take surf lesion at Arrifana Surf School!

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