The beaches of the Algarve are famous for being some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Ideal for children because of the calm they offer, they are a destination not to be missed during a stay in this region bathed in sun. Whether you are in Quarteira, Vilamoura or Albufeira, you will always find a superb beach to relax in the Portuguese sun.
15 minutes from Portugal, this beach is on a small, charming island. To get there, nothing is simpler since you just have to take a boat from Faro, Olhao or Fuseta. Once on this corner of paradise, you will have to meander through the sand dunes to find the perfect spot for a relaxing moment.
The beach is so big you will not be disturbed! A moment of intimacy is guaranteed on this island that faces Portugal. Plan to spend a full day to enjoy a picnic on the sand or a meal in one of the island's delightful restaurants.
Praia de Faro is ideal for families and to relax for a day. With plenty of sun loungers available, this beach is really a little piece of paradise, in the heart of the city of Faro. Although close to the airport, this large expanse of sand is a very popular spot in the Algarve region. You will be able to board cruise ships which will take you to visit the best landscapes of the coast and in particular the Natural Park of Ria Formosa.
This beach is ideal for lovers of water sports, such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. Because of its location, it is protected from gusts of wind by the cliffs that surround it. With such conditions, do not hesitate to plunge in the depths to admire the seabed! You can also admire the sublime fortress of Sagres and Cape St. Vincent. Pack your own umbrella if you plan to spend the afternoon here as there is little shade and it is advisable to stay away from the cliff due to falling stones.
Day and night, this beach is always in action. The day welcomes thousands of tourists throughout the summer, and at night it becomes the landmark of inveterate revellers! Many bars, nightclubs and casinos are concentrated in this area of Portimao. It is one of the must-sees during a stay in the Algarve, with its turquoise water that promises unforgettable moments of relaxation.
It is also one of the oldest landmarks for surfers, as the waves are ideal for crossing the sea on a surfboard.
With its sand dunes and pine forest, Praia do Garrão is an ideal place for everyone: there you can relax on your towel by reading a book or magazine, but also practice water sports like jet-ski or pedalo. Children will especially appreciate the boats pulling pneumatic bananas at full speed. Laughing and relaxing is guaranteed on this idyllic beach.
For lovers of nature, go to this little corner of paradise, a long kept secret in the region. This beach, which is less frequented, allows you to enjoy a moment of relaxation on the sand far from the tourist hordes that often characterise the beaches in the Algarve. This place is well preserved because it is part of the Natural Park of Sudoeste Alentejano. If you prefer calmer waters you can also relax on the river side and enjoy the beauty of the lagoons.
Unlike more restless beaches, Praia de Quarteira enjoys a calm water, ideal for swimming. Put on your fins and snorkel and discover the seabed in this tranquil water. A walk under the palm trees that border the beach, is perfect between swimming and sunbathing! It is an ideal place for families because of the many activities for children that are proposed. The big ones can also enjoy this beach to try water sports or relax with a massage in one of the institutes that border Praia de Quarteira.
This beach is the perfect mix of atmosphere so that everyone can find their happiness. There is one side facing the ocean, perfect for surfing and other water sports, but also a side close to a river which is therefore quieter and ideal for families. Thus, groups of surfers and families cohabit harmoniously on the same beach of golden sand, which offers the promise of an unforgettable moment.
As this place is vast, enjoy the low tides for a walk and admire the coast. But the must-see of this beach is the unobstructed view from the top of the cliffs.
Thus, the more adventurous will climb up the cliffs and prepare their cameras to capture this view which is one of the most beautiful of all the Algarve!
This beach with almost 3 kilometres of white sand will offer you the calm you are looking for. It is home to one of the longest wooden bridges in Europe, an opportunity for you to take a short stroll on this sublime beach. The calm of Praia Quinta do Lago will offer you all the luxury of being able to relax in the sun on a beautiful summer afternoon. Feel free to try the bars and restaurants near the beach that offer exquisite cocktails and excellent seafood dishes. For more tranquility and privacy, you can put your towel between the dunes, a little further from the water.
Whether it's for walking and visiting Praca Square, which is where all the restaurants and bars are located, or to enjoy the wonderful water, you will always find something to do on this beach located in the city of Vilamoura. Not far from there is also mini golf where you can have fun on one of the many courses.
The population is quite young at this Portuguese beach, because young people of all nationalities come to enjoy this sublime landscape and the ambience that is on Praia de Vale do Lobo.