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What travellers are saying

  • Bantam_10
    Suffolk, UK68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy walking, well maintained and a very pleasant way of reaching the harbour, bars and restaurants from nearby hotels
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Sandra K
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love everything about this place and hope to be back in September best beach's ever I'm right at home when I'm there can't fault it everyone so friendly
    Written 29 March 2024
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  • DC_Joe
    Washington DC, DC168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous beach. Here in November and SUNY and 68 degrees. Not many people on the beach. Surf is rough-not for swimming- but fun to watch.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • Sue B
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating museum. Bit sceptical at visiting a museum about sardine production, but it was very cheap entry so we gave it a go. Absolutely brilliant- really well presented exhibition. Interesting videos showing the production process. Production hall really captured the process. Well worth a visit.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • emmamoran70
    London, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Myself and my Dad have just completed the skipper refresher course with Miguel who was an unbelievable instructor. Could not recommend him more. He was so patient and knowledgeable and the perfect balance of theory and practical work but making sure you enjoyed as much sailing as you could.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Tengiene
    Balbriggan, Ireland1,716 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The water is clean and has a transparent colour. However, the water of the Atlantic Ocean can be very cold in this area. Even so, it can be refreshing to swim here on a hot summer day. Beware that the current on this beach can be strong. Be careful in the water when you are visiting with small children. Also watch out on the eastern end of the beach, since there are some big rocks in the water. It is best to avoid swimming near the rocks. There are no rocks in the water on the western side and in the middle section. The beach can be crowded, especially during the summer months. However, there is always enough space for everyone. Also, the people are not evenly distributed on the beach. The beach has both crowded and quiet areas. The most crowded part is the middle section. The more east or west you go from there, the less crowded it will get. If you prefer to have more privacy on the beach, avoid the middle section. The beach attracts all kinds of visitors, including families with children. The sandy beach is quite popular with kids to build sandcastles and to play in the sand.
    Written 18 August 2022
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  • Travel Girl
    London, UK2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Mcdonald’s is much better than in England and all the food choices were lovely. Some places charged in GBP if wanted. The Sephora was a tad expensive but beautiful nonetheless. Primark and h&m were a bargain.
    Written 8 November 2023
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  • tinkle_24
    Northampton, UK1,771 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    but obviously a lot longer beach when tide is out. Lovely to look at from up top of the sandy beach backed by coloured cliffs. Cafes and restaurants a plenty nearby.
    Written 7 May 2023
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  • James M
    Newbury, UK164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were the only ones here (it was xmas 2023) so it's hard to rate the staff, but I got the feeling they wouldn't cope with much volume of people and we not that interested in running the business at all, perhaps they are not required to make money? Either way the main thing to note about this place is that the karts are very, very even. We have karted all over the world and this is the first place we have been were there was less that a couple of tenths between karts. So if you are looking for some truly competitive racing against your mates, its worth the drive.
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Paul E
    St. Catharines, Canada187 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our first exposure to a beach in Portugal. Late afternoon, very warm day, beautiful sand and plenty to beach to walk if the tide is low. It created a desire to experience a lot more of those marvelous beaches!
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Honest Opinion
    Dublin, Ireland62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a beautiful 16th century church.

    Tranquil, steeped in history and serene.

    We met a lovely gentle lady, full of character, who was helping with donations for the roof restoration.

    We would highly recommend a visit to this wonderful historical church.
    Written 28 October 2023
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  • david a
    Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing little beach. Yes it is a bit of a walk along the track to get to it but it is stunning. Plenty of nude and gay men bathing so you can relax and enjoy the water. While it is a sheltered bay, there is a current and a shelf that drops suddenly Into much deeper water.
    Written 5 September 2023
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