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Beaches in Gale, how close is it to the Old Town ?

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Beaches in Gale, how close is it to the Old Town ?

Staying in Baia Village in Gale and am told its quite near the Old town. Are there nice beaches in Gale rather than going into Albufeira during the day ? Any nice restaurants / bars you would recommend nearby ?

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1. Re: Beaches in Gale, how close is it to the Old Town ?

Gale has an excellent beach, much bigger than Albufeira itself, which is about 2 miles from Gale. There is a bar/cafe on the beach at one end and another a few hundred yards along.

The beach goes all the way to Armacao de Pera, over 2 miles, and is a popular walk for people and dogs!

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2. Re: Beaches in Gale, how close is it to the Old Town ?

Personally I much prefer the cove beaches between Gale and Albufeira. I find Gale beach too open and windy and like the seclusion of the smaller beaches such as Sao Rafael, Coelha and Castelo. Check them out!

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3. Re: Beaches in Gale, how close is it to the Old Town ?

The best beaches are all between Sao Rafael and Galé as mentioned above, all off the Estrada das Sesmarias. You do not need to go to the Old Town to go to the beach.

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