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Lovely beach, not the best for swimming

Gorgeous beach and lovely soft sand. Lots of rocks and not the best for kids and people who don't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nixstix143
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United Kingdom
‘Smugglers beach’

Loved it here. Not only was the beach stunning but it also seemed to be teeming with history. There... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
manc_emm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Gorgeous beach and lovely soft sand. Lots of rocks and not the best for kids and people who don't like rocks in the water. Worth it for views and a beach day out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nixstix143
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Loved it here. Not only was the beach stunning but it also seemed to be teeming with history. There were smugglers caves to get down there and what seemed to be a lookout spot too to explore. In December this place felt like a private...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank manc_emm
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Really pretty and the walk from nearby resorts is well worth it: there is parking nearby if you must use the car. Just remember to bring water and wear plenty of sunscreen.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place and a peaceful place to just relax Was not busy when we were there. Good few stairs to get there or take the mountain trail. Well worth taking the long way. From there you can walk in either direction.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barryfitz2014
Reviewed 16 October 2018

From the parking lot you follow the signs and go down a lot of stairs. There are several points of lookout that can be accessed by dirt walking paths. At the bottom of the stairs you will come to a tunnel in the rocks that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

An amazing place. Restaurants literally 5star. Beach pretty average. The whole place has such an amazing atmosphere, with a reasonable amount of night life but not too full on.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tonyquattro
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This for us was the best beach that we visited on our holiday. Completely Un-spoilt Steep steps to go down through a hole in the rock which just adds to the awesomeness of this beach! Highly recommend this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lukew855
Reviewed 5 September 2018

great easily accessible beach, though the sand is mixed with crushed sea shell. Great water to swim in. Quite shallow then a steep drop. Plenty of cafe shops close by, in fact you are just off the town square. Only disappointing aspect, the rip off...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

It's a bit hard to walk there but it's a great beach. Easy to find a car park. No coffee, restaurant or toilets there, take food and drinks with you. Is a men selling bolas de Berlim there.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tania P
Reviewed 31 August 2018

What a magical place! Accessed from lots of steps from a car park, you go through a tunnel carved into the rock. Some of the steps are almost eroded away and it was pretty scary as they’re so short and sandy. However it’s massively worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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robguy1
21 August 2018|
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Response from TowniesLeedsLulu | Reviewed this property |
Beach is small and lovely and clean-sand a bit gritty. We didn't swim.
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Halifaxvoyager
31 January 2017|
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Response from LondonSnow | Reviewed this property |
hi, before you land to the beach, you should see how high or low sea is. it takes few hours for the sea to breath in and out.
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