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Beautiful area to have this restaurant!!

I came to this beach mainly because of the "beach restaurant"--i don't remember the name---that is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia

This beach is off the beaten track and therefore not overun. You can swim safely (there is a... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
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“Beautiful area to have this restaurant!!”
3 Sep 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank JLA72
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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...More

Thank Ian2109
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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.

Thank Cristina_Hugo
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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!

Thank sarahgoeshere
Reviewed 10 June 2018

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!

Thank sunnyb6301
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We went to the bar who is famous for it's hamburgers on the beach Praia Moinhos. But while we have drunk a few beers with the Canadian Lady owner, she let us know that she can cook special local dishes for the guests. We tried...More

Thank Eflie
Reviewed 12 January 2015

This should be #1 in the hidden secrets of Sao Miguel... Such a beautiful and unsung beach near Porto Formoso. A small river comes and meets the soft black sand beach and the location is uncanny.. Also makes a great place for rock climbing...

Thank jokerji
Reviewed 6 November 2014

A lovely, small unspoilt beach of black sand on the north coast just to the west of Porta Formosa. Parking is restricted. there is a nice beach bar that looks over the beach with reasonably priced café food.

Thank Mark_Dornoch
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