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The beaches of São Miguel and Faial Portugal
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The beaches of São Miguel and Faial

On São Miguel, after the panoramic view of Madrugada, a small path leads onto the beach of Lombo Gordo, right to the base of the cliffs. You can also visit the longest beaches of the archipelago. Also worth a mention are Porto Pim, Praia do Almoxarife and Praia do Norte on Faial. The temperature of the water varies between 16°C and 22°C all year round.

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The beaches of São Miguel and Faial

The beaches of São Miguel and Faial , The cliffs on Faial Island , Portugal
The cliffs on Faial Island

Faial Island is one of the 9 islands that make up the Azores archipelago. It stretches out 13 miles from north to south and 9 miles from east to west.

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The beaches of São Miguel and Faial , The beaches of the islands of São Miguel and  , Portugal
The beaches of the islands of São Miguel and

Faial, known as the blue island, and São Miguel are among the most beautiful and most visited islands in the archipelago. Visitors can spot whales and other cetaceans off their coasts.

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The beaches of São Miguel and Faial , Portugal
The landscape on Faial Island

From Faial's beaches, you can admire the superb volcanic cone of Pico.

© Manuel Ribeiro / age fotostock
The beaches of São Miguel and Faial , Portugal
Ponta dos Capelinhos

This escarpment is located in the west of the island and was formed by a volcano, the Capelinhos.

© Carmen Mair / age fotostock
The beaches of São Miguel and Faial , Portugal
The ocean along the coast of São Miguel

Thanks to the impressive waves, São Miguel's beaches are very popular with tourists who enjoy surfing.

© Ute Esch / age fotostock
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