Magical UK beach as pretty as the Algarve leaves Tripadvisor users gushing

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    A Brit beach has been dubbed our answer to the Portuguese Algarve with raving Tripadvisor reviews, with one calling the scenery "magical".

    The world’s best beach, according to the Tripadvisor community, is Baia do Sancho on the volcanic island of Fernando de Noronha, just over 200 miles off the coast of Brazil but they have plenty to say about Devon's Durdle Door, too.

    And while Portugal's Algarve is a top holiday destination with gorgeous beaches and incredible rock formations, the Brit beach may even rival it.

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    Amy T went as far as to say: "Reminded me of the Algarve in Portugal!"

    After a visit Amy from Gloucestershire, added: "The rocks protruding out of the sea were so pretty you would forget you're still in England (apart from the clouds!) and reminded me of a trip to Portugal."

    Also commenting on its beauty was a Derbyshire native who made the trip down.

    They said: "This is a magical place, the sea creeps into coves and stairdoors in stripes of blue, from pale turquoise to almost black; the geology is astounding."

    A third commented: "You don't feel like you are in the UK. It seems more like Portugal or California."

    And according to Willerby, Durdle Door – a three hour drive from London – is the perfect British answer to any cravings for Portugal.

    A spokesperson said: “This 95 mile long stretch of Jurassic coastline, officially designated as a World Heritage Site in 2001, is an astounding treasure trove with its characteristic arch. The beach mimics one a few thousand miles south in Portugal.”

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    Ponta de Piedade, in Lagos Portugal, has a dramatic coastline consisting of hidden grottos and rock arches just like the one in Durdle Door.

    Perhaps Dorset’s most iconic landmark, Durdle Door forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site.

    The magnificent arch is formed from limestone and was created when waves eroded the rock, pushing a hole through the middle.

    Tourists can admire the incredible landmark from the cliffs or head down to the beach beside the arch.

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