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“My perfect beach”
Review of Salema Beach

Salema Beach
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

you approach the beach on a very winding pretty lane so I already get the feeling that I have stumbled accross this beach by pure luck. It is in the middle of nowhere other than local residents and a couple of well to do holiday home/rental resorts so it seems to stay pretty quiet. I have visited it in May and August. My father is quite anti sand (better not to ask) and so we hired beds and parasols. The sand is very fine, the beach very clean, there are various types of places to eat to suit all styles and budgets even though the place is tiny. There is a free parking small carpark right next to the beach with just a small incline down to the sand, so excellent access for everyone. There is a bit of a shelf in the sea, but for me, this just adds to some good wave breaks but current is very gentle. I was with my toddler and felt safe, but there is also a guarded section for better peace of mind. The original tiny village is also picturesque and quaint for a bit of a potter.

2  Thank sixmile
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Always make time to visit this beach when on holiday although its way out in the Western Algarve. Beautiful little fishing town which retains much of its character. Perfect sandy beach and only 10 euro for sun loungers. Toilets easily accessible and great restaurant overlooking beach.

3  Thank Louby5
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Lovely safe and clean, not too crowded !! Can hire a sun lounger and even order a wee drink from local restaurant to enjoy. Perfect :-)!!

2  Thank EmilyJCA
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

One of our favourite beaches on the Algarve, large, easy parking, love the spring high tide, which creates warm lagoons at the top of the beach...water tends to be cold, as it is way out west, friendly lifeguards, sun umbrellas and beds available at 10 Euros a day for 2 people. Even toilets at the back of the beach.

1  Thank brixhamrfc
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Although the beach at Salema was gorgeous, the cold water and incessant winds make it impossible for me to recommend it as a destination.

Positives:
+ picturesque waters & powdery sand
+ available parking
+ the smaller village made for a less crowded beach

Negatives
- sandblasting from the strong wind (my towel was covered & ears were filled with sand within a few hours)
- freezing cold water (although that is expected in the Algarve)
- incessant strong wind

If you want to enjoy this beach you will need to invest in a wind/sand barricade like the locals do. Although Lagos is touristy the beach at Mos is more pleasant & easy to access.

2  Thank Pat B
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