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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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  • This beach is one that must visit when you are in the area. It is spectacular. It has the disadvantage that not allow to park the car in the village and lower walk (seasonally the police put traps). Another problem is that with high tide it is almost not sand. It is unforgivable for practitioners of the surf. There are several schools in the surrounding area.
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  • A beach visit on those hot summer days, where they must enjoy, at sunset, a beautiful sunset.
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  • Very nice beach surrounded by cliffs. Great for surfing. Located in area away from mass tourism. A must see
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