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Praia Grande

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It seems to be one of the most popular beaches around

...so you won´t be alone there but still, it wasn´t crowded at all there. Big waves, surfers to watch. I didn´t like that toilets were paid.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
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Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stop for a coffee and enjoy the surfers, or learn to surf. Waves are big and cliff is beautiful.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This beach was quiet and peaceful, hardly anyone there ! It was clean and ideal if you want a beautiful spot to watch waves and sunsets and be very meditative. Enough cafes and restaurants in the background to give you choice but not too many to disturb the peace

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Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Me and my friends came here for a night before our flight back home and it was a very smart decision! The beach is long, wide and beautiful. There are some nice restaurants around and if you like surfing - this is the place for you.

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Carluke, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Served by Scotturb buses 439 and 441 from Sintra, the buses run from early in the morning to late into the night. About 20 minutes from Sintra on the 441 and 40 minutes on the 439. The beach itself is large and has lifeguards. Plenty of little cafes and beach shops along the front. The dinosaur footprints are not to... More 

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Arlington
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90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Praia Grande is a great beach for surfing the waves were good but typical Atlantic a bit windblown and coming fast. Caught a few waves and enjoyed my time but it was rough.

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Slovakia
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

...so you won´t be alone there but still, it wasn´t crowded at all there. Big waves, surfers to watch. I didn´t like that toilets were paid.

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Thank laylalae
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of days and this beach is lovely!! The waves are huge so didn't swim much but it's amazing to just go and sit and watch people surfing/body boarding. Highly recommended but if you're looking for a beach to swim at this may not be the one.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Was a great drive along the coast to see the kite surfers and the beach Sand dunes along the way Would be nice to stay the night but hear the water is cold even in summer

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Super long beach. Bit less rough than Praia das Macas. Lots of bars and restaurants along the front. Climb the 358 steps at the end of the beach to see the dinosaur footprints. Amazing.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This could be a perfect place, with a few improved details. The beach is gorgeous with fantastic waves. A paradise for surfers, but sometimes too dangerous for a swim, so you better keep close to the beach. The salt water swimming pool is huge, and has a nice view to the ocean. Unfortunately, the entire pool area is closed at... More 

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