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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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  • Very nice beach and quirky by nature of the space. Exceptional site marking particularly the Alentejo beaches. Worth the visit and if you're a surfer, even more ...
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  • Very beautiful, counting your breath. The only drawback if you want to access the beach has an amazing descent then meet up. ..
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  • Arrifana beach is a beautiful Beach which is popular with many surfers as it has great surf. In November it is quieter and makes for a lovely relaxing walk. However the beach is reached by a narrow ro...  more »