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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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  • The West coast of Portugal in the winter, storm or calm is a must. If you like walking or photography you are split for choice. 
  • A small but beautiful beach. Worth parking at the top and walking down for the views, but hard on elderly knees. Surf looks good for the surfers. 
  • Beautiful beach. Much liked by surfers Bit of a hike to get down but well worth it. No facilities on beach as such but a few cafes etc on top of cliff