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Porto Pim

Listed under Secluded Beaches in Portugal.

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Horta island is really just an apron around the volcano, and the volcanic sands that run into the sea are a best an attractive shade of grey, but this beach is a nice scooping shape and the water is crystal clear and bright blue even considering the colour of the sand. The really good thing about this beach are its locals: 20 different kinds of large marine creature, from your blue and sperm whales to your orcas and Risso's dolphins. This used to be whale hunting central, but now it's whale watching central, which is much more conducive to a happy holiday. A walk up the volcano will prove that the island has its fair share of interesting air dwelling animals as well.

Written by  Jade Cabbot.

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