Arrifana Beach, Aljezur

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Backed by dramatic cliffs rising over the golden sands, Arrifana Beach makes an intimate-yet-breathtaking getaway. The cliffs provide some protection from the winds, so waves stay small and manageable. For this reason, the Blue Flag beach is particularly popular with surfers and body surfers. Look up and spot Castle Arrifana, the 12th-century ruins thought to be the one-time residence of a prince. Look for ruins from several mosques nearby, too. Steps provide access to the beach from the village, where you can go for food and accommodation. Note that the steps are somewhat steep. You'll find restrooms, showers, and lifeguards on site. Planning Aljezur trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • I visited Arrifana Beach twice while hiking the Rota Vicentina and would certainly visit again! It is a beautiful stretch of beach and didn't have a lot of people in May, when I went.  more »
  • Surfers ' beach and Fricchettoni, without any other kind of pain around. Pity the easy access by paved road, which in summer I imagine being stormed by the worst rabble..
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  • Great place to catch some waves, chill in local cafes and view the landscape from the view point at the top of the hill. Can be a tricky walk down to surf, with board, if you don't have a 4x4 and it's wet or raining. High tide brings water up to the rocks so barefoot is difficult.
  • Mind blowing! The view before you go down is just spectacular. But, I was there late January, so it was calm, only surfers doing their thing. I have no idea if this is a packed place in high season. Extremely chill place, loved it!
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