The Best Beaches Of The Algarve

Algarve beaches

The favorite destination of many in summer, we give you the best recommendations from our #funplanners to go and enjoy the beaches of the Portuguese Algarve.

Beaches in Loule

Quarteira beach, southern Portugal. Photo: Algarve Tourism
Photo by Algarve Tourism

Praia Vale do Lobo

Cris Galan We recommend this beach whose main tourist attraction is the rocks shaped by the salt water that give it really vivid red and ocher colors and give it a shape worth seeing. If you are sports lovers You will like this beach since you can practice golf, tennis and of course any water sport.

Praias de Anção and Garrão

They are the favorites of Fernanda Galdo, one of our most active #funplanners, as well as loved by our team. Perfect beaches for endless walks, reading or doing some sports taking advantage of the activities proposed at sea.


Daniel Martinez opts for Quarteira, where you can taste the best fresh grilled fish and the  typical Portuguese gastronomy like coquillas soup or squid in its ink. Its sandy beach extends for 3km and bathers can splash in its calm waters. A place to rest.

Lagoa beaches

Carvoeiro Beach

Andrea Sanchez He prefers Carvoeiro, a town that was once a fishing village and is now one of the tourist attractions most frequented by tourists. The cliffs invite you to get lost among their rocks and immerse yourself in their calm waters. We invite you to go up to the viewpoints from where you will get some spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The town of Cavoeiro makes its life in the central square, the center of commerce and coexistence.

Faro Beaches

Ancao Peninsula and the Barreta and Culatra Islands

The preferred region of Jesus M. Gonzalez It is Faro, also a favorite of many tourists and surfers during the summer. The beaches of Faro are located within the natural park of Ria Formosa, a complex of five islands and two peninsulas between which the sea circulates freely. A landscape that constantly varies due to the ebb and flow of the tide and the sandbanks.


Dani also recommends Tavira, located at the eastern end of the island with the same name. To access the beach you have to cross by boat from the Quatro Aguas pier or go swimming to meet her… You will find extensive areas of salt flats and fishermen carrying out their work along the way. You can stay overnight at a campsite and practice water sports or even cruises along the Via Formosa.

Barril Beach

If you want to enjoy a quiet beach with history, get closer to Praia do Barril. Since 1987, it has been one of the select beaches with a blue flag. A beach linked to the tuna fishing tradition. If you come to bathe in its crystal-clear waters of fine sand, we also invite you to ride the little train that runs through the Ria Formosa Park. Praia do Barril is just a few kilometers from Tavira, so in one day you can tour the Faro area, making the most of the delight of its beaches.

Aljezur beaches

Beaches of Aljezur, Portugal. Photo: Algarve Tourism
Photo by Algarve Tourism

Praias dos Homens, Amado and Odeceixe

Irene Yustres @ireyustres recommends this region where lovers of good fish can enjoy these beaches that also offer one of the most spectacular landscapes in Portugal located in the Vicentine Coast, a municipality that constitutes in itself a unique natural heritage in the world. If you like adventure sports, here you can practice everything from scuba diving to paragliding.

Beaches in Vila do Bispo

Castalejo, Salema and Ponta Ruiva

An inveterate traveler and lover of Portugal, Yustres also invites us to visit this beach where we will enjoy the mix of contrasts represented by the confluence of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean at the same point on the coast.

On the beaches you will find one of the most unique and splendid natural landscapes in the world and you can see bird migrations that invite contemplation and enjoyment. Each of its beaches is different, characterized by its sandbanks and cliffs that bathe the coast covered by the west winds.

Beliche Beach

One of the favorite beaches by far for Portuguese and foreigners. It is sheltered by the north and west winds between Punta de Sagres and Cape San Vicente. To access you must descend a stone staircase until you reach the white sand. They say it has spectacular caves but also incredible landslides. Very popular with surfers and bodyboard lovers.

Beaches in Portimao

Praia da Rocha, Portimao. Photo: Algarve Tourism
Photo by Algarve Tourism

Praia Da Rocha

One of the busiest in Portugal. If what you want is to escape the crowd, this will not be your place, since you will have all the comforts at your fingertips. Although you will enjoy one of the most beautiful natural landscapes on the peninsula.

But there are many more favorite beaches, each unique in itself where you can escape the crowds and routine and enjoy the purest nature. Many others like Monte Gordo, Praia do Barco, Praia Marinha They are also recommended by our #funplanners. Besides, In Albufeira you can enjoy the best #funplans to travel in a group 😉

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