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Fabulous beach resort

Quieter than many Algarvian beaches....which is just what I want. Lovely sandy beach with... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Nice beach on a windy day

We went here because the wind was coming from the northwest. The beach is clean and shallow, so the... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2015
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Quieter than many Algarvian beaches....which is just what I want. Lovely sandy beach with beds/parasols if required. Plenty of restaurants/cafes nearby where you can easily get a coffee from about 1 Euro. This beach is great for couples and families.

1  Thank jdouglasfur
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We went here because the wind was coming from the northwest. The beach is clean and shallow, so the kids could have a good time in the waterfront without us getting anxious. Did not seem to be a life guard on duty, but we might...More

Thank Montgomery1974
Reviewed 30 June 2015

brilliant beach. lovely views.plenty places to eat. very near to every thing you want on holiday.holiday

Thank 987SUNSHINE125
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Very beautiful and quiet beach. Small and simple. It's very nice to relax and swim in the cristal clear water and it's not (yet) overrun by the tourist crowds. One of my favourite beaches on the coast.

1  Thank Honigmelonenmond
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Typically Portuguese beach. Not overdeveloped, chilled vibe, very relaxed. Worth a day out, if staying elsewhere in the Western Algarve.

Thank spongesdad
Reviewed 6 June 2015

wonderful beach and surroundings. No negatives. Soft waves soft sand soft airs. Shame about the development beyond the View

1  Thank chris p
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Salema has been over-developed over the past decade and the part built and now bust and abandoned View 2 complex gives a poor impression as you approach the village from the top of the hill. It has been like this for three years now. The...More

Thank lbj17
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We visited in May with a toddler and found it to be a beautiful and calm location, the waves looked perfect for body boarding or surfing and the sand looked clean. The lifeguards where very helpful and friendly making us feel very relaxed and safe.

1  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This beach is a short drive from Burgau where we stayed. It wasn't overcrowded and you can hire loungers with a cover very cheaply. It is a beautiful beach with golden sand. The sea was calm but be careful as the bottom drops quickly.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Salema was once a pretty little fishing village. Today has too many buildings and a enormous "Hotel", in front of the beach, does not contribute to any beauty to the town and the beach. But as Salema is mentioned in a travel guide much consulted...More

1  Thank Viriato2012
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8 January 2017|
Response from twin411 | Reviewed this property |
yes, salema village is at the bottom of the hill, the hill is steep, i walked it and did not find it a problem. salema is a lovely village with great food and the beach is lovely! enjoy
Michael P
12 September 2016|
Response from Daisy21Duke | Reviewed this property |
Roughly 30 miles I'd say but you can probably get a more accurate distance on google.