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The beaches on Sal , The beaches of Sal , Cape Verde
The beaches of Sal

The postcard view of Cape Verde. The colourful fishing boats on Santa Maria beach, the most beautiful in Sal, in the village of the same name.

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The beaches on Sal Cape Verde
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The beaches on Sal

The best island for beach side activities is Sal, along with the colourful village of Santa Maria, which has miles of fine sand. It is not surprising that the few good quality hotels of the archipelago are here. The island is also very well known for windsurfing: a lot of professionals train on the Santa Maria. Underwater diving has developed in recent years: the intact seafloor, warm water temperatures, and the presence of exotic fish are the main underwater assets.

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The beaches on Sal

The beaches on Sal , Pedra de Lume beach , Cape Verde
Pedra de Lume beach

Although they are for the most part long and idyllic, some of the beaches making up Sal's coastline are completely deserted.

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The beaches on Sal , Santa Maria beach , Cape Verde
Santa Maria beach

A little less than 2 miles long, Santa Maria beach is home to most of the hotels on the island, but this doesn't make it any more spoilt.

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The beaches on Sal , The dunes in Sal , Cape Verde
The dunes in Sal

The large beaches at Ponta Preta and the Algodeiro Bay are very beautiful but they are not conducive to swimming.

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The beaches on Sal , Leisure in Santa Maria , Cape Verde
Leisure in Santa Maria

The beaches in Cape Verde are all public but hotels nevertheless provide their own deckchairs, parasols, and sometimes a bar.

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The beaches on Sal , Santa Maria beach , Cape Verde
Santa Maria beach

Even though this is the most popular beach with tourists, Santa Maria is rather quiet in the summer. In winter though, the hotels are full and the sea is very rough.

© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
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