Praia Moinhos

Praia Moinhos, São Miguel: Address, Praia Moinhos Reviews: 4.5/5

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Caralyn D
18 contributions
Beautiful black sand beach
Sep 2019
We stumbled upon this beach after seeing a sign from the main road. Was one of the most amazing beaches we have seen in Portugal (rivals those in the Algarve) has a beachside cafe , a parking area, and a lifeguard and no crowds. Absolutely worth a stop. Swimming looked a bit dangerous , definitely rough waters when we were there and it’s a place of frequent/ strong rip currents per the lifeguard but very beautiful and worth a visit!
Written 26 September 2019
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Ross
New York City, NY76 contributions
One of my favorite beaches — in the world.
Jul 2019 • Couples
The less-than-stellar reviews of this beautiful, secluded beach surprise me, and nearly deterred us from going in the first place. I'm not too sure what these people were expecting (perhaps a beachside resort?) but our day at Praia dos Moinhos was most likely our favorite day of our trip, and the beach itself is one of my favorites, ever.

It's on the smaller side (compared to Santa Barbara, which is also worth a visit!) but there's more than enough room and zero crowds. The water is deep, aqua blue, and crystal clear. Towards the rockier ends of the beach, kids snorkel in the calmer, warmer waters. A small river feeds the ocean in the middle of the beach, which is a beautiful phenomenon to see.

There's a wonderful cafe right on the beach, which makes grabbing a quick beer (or cheeseburger—delish!) super easy. We spent a whole day here, and wished we had time to come back for round two.

This beach is undeniably special. Make this a part of your Sao Miguel itinerary!
Written 8 July 2019
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Mardilly
Essex, UK45 contributions
Super find, great beach
Jul 2019 • Couples
We chanced upon this lovely little beach whilst exploring and thoroughly recommend it. It’s supervised, water clean, good waves, changing facilities including showers and toilets and great snack bar overlooking it.
Written 8 July 2019
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Helschip
Utrecht, The Netherlands153 contributions
Not special
Nov 2018 • Couples
Black sands, black rocks, strong currents. Bay looks beautiful though. It’s not special and not worth a detour.
Written 17 November 2018
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mikoMS
Lund, Sweden791 contributions
Enjoy a quiet time at the beach
Oct 2018 • Solo
If you live nearby, walk down to the beach and watch the waves splashing in. They have bathrooms and changing rooms but they were closed when I was there in October. The waves were high so I wouldn't recommend swimming anyways (this review only rates the view..)! It's a quiet private place however, no people around when I was there.
Written 20 October 2018
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JLA72
Atlanta, GA121 contributions
Beautiful area to have this restaurant!!
Sep 2018 • Couples
I came to this beach mainly because of the "beach restaurant"--i don't remember the name---that is owned by some Canadians! We are from Michigan, so wanted to hang with our neighbors.

What a GEM this black sand beach was!! the views were amazing. The waves were pretty big--so fun getting into the water. After we hung at the beach for awhile, we headed to the Bar/Restaurant!

We were seated---asked the girl if the owners were present. I explained the MI/Canadian connection. The husband came out and chit chatted with us for quite awhile.....he told us his history of getting to the azores......loved that his home was made out of canadian wood. He recommended the burgers and they were fantastic----hubby definitely said worth of being BEST BURGER spot!!! The owner played some great music for us......we had a great day at this spot.
Written 30 September 2018
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Ian2109
Wiesbaden, Germany273 contributions
Hideaway
Sep 2018 • Family
This beach is off the beaten track and therefore not overun. You can swim safely (there is a lifeguard). The little cafe provides snacks and drinks which you can enjoy in the open air, overlooking the sea.

When we were there the Azores Burning Summer Festival was on. The live music was free and there were decent bands and a lady DJ. A particular attraction was a guest guitarist/vocalist, Joe something or other from Austin, Texas who really got the party going.
Written 3 September 2018
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Hugo Fernandes
Vila do Conde, Portugal220 contributions
Spectacular beach
Sep 2017 • Family
Probably one of the best beaches we have ever been to. IT's hard to find your way to the beach but it's totally worth it.
Written 15 June 2018
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sarahgoeshere
Boston, MA139 contributions
Most amazing beach bar
Jun 2018 • Couples
Talk about a gem. Our canyoning guide recommended this area and we were blown away. Spending a sunny afternoon with drinks overlooking the beach - it doesn't get better!
Written 11 June 2018
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Bodi L
Brookline, MA110 contributions
The prettiest beach ever
Jun 2018 • Family
Our wonderful guide, Lisa Ringelberg, took us to this hidden cove beach. It was absolutely pristine, with wonderful facilities and the most beautiful black sand. We were only there for a flying visit, but I wish we could have stayed all day!
Written 10 June 2018
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