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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good54%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
28 Aug 2017
“Wonderful beach.”
9 Mar 2017
“Nice beach but beware of portuguese man o war”
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Rua Nova, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Locals refer as Praia do Populo to two beaches next to each other. Praia do Populo Grande is called Praia das Milícias on the map (google). Many pictures in this entry of TA are of Praia das Milícias. It's quite perplexing what one can read...More

1  Thank Luigi C
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Nice beach. Just obey the signs and warnings. Sometimes there are portuguese man o war and the posted warnings clearly will tell you that. Otherwise the beach is accessible, and nice.

2  Thank CatarinaCip
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This beach is safe beach with life guards constantly on the watch for strong currents. You can also leave your bags on the beach without worrying whether anyone would steal it. The beach is very clean and it's a beautiful spot with some dining lunch...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent a few hours at this beach as part of our "beach tour" around the island. Had I known how nice it was we would have stayed longer. The waves were a bit high but if you were careful you could get in the...More

Thank Busyworkingmom3
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The water is really dirty, do not recommend this beach. Feels like you're swimming with garbage (cans, glass bottles, band aids)

Thank Ana F
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

The beach is breathtaking: Beautiful black sand, perfect waves, good restaurants nearby, lots of parking space, showers. It is really a hidden gem.

1  Thank Cristina_Hugo
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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

We went here after we got on our our early flight from Boston to kill some time before check in. Beautiful black sand beach. It was pretty quiet we felt like we had the whole beach to our selves!

1  Thank runnerchicknyc
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

De destacar a oferta diversificada de lojas existente nas galerias comerciais, tais como restaurantes de gastronomia diversa, bares/pubs, lojas com outros serviços, agência bancária, artesanato dos Açores, gift shop, agência de viagens, rent-a-car, centro de estética, parafarmácia, perfumaria, artigos de desporto e whale watching, entre...More

Thank coral1959
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Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

If you've never seen a black sand beach this would be a good place to experience it. The beach is very small and quiet. You may see some fish but that's about it. One hour here and you're done.

4  Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 9 November 2014

A big sand (black sand) beach with beach-rescue. It also has bathing-huts with toilets and dusch and a very nice view on the nearby city and a church

2  Thank Nadiya K
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