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Praia dos Salgados, Beach in Albufeira - Algarve

Covering a large area, Salgados Beach contrasts with the other beaches of Albufeira due its diversity of landscape. Here, the backdrop of ochre cliffs gives way to a cordon of golden dunes.

Praia dos Salgados, Galé - Albufeira
Praia dos Salgados, Galé - Albufeiraby: Sacavem1 src: wmf under: CC BY-SA 2.5

Beyond the dunes is the Salgados Lagoon, an important stopover for many migrating birds and where a number of protected species nest among the reeds and rushes, including red heron, blue-black grassquits, caimans and curlews

The beach is good for water sports and swimming in addition to surfing and bodyboarding as the sea regularly provides good waves for such activities.

  • Beach - Characteristics and Services
  • Accessible beach
    yes
  • Average seawater temperature in summer
    20-23 ºC
  • Bar
    yes
  • Bodyboard
    yes
  • Disabled access
    yes
  • EEC Blue Flag
    yes
  • Outdoor parking
    yes
  • Restaurant
    yes
  • Security or Surveillance
    yes
  • Showers
    yes
  • Small craft hire
    yes
  • Sunshade rental
    yes
Holiday activities
  • Praia Sao Rafael
    Praia Sao Rafaelby: David van der Mark src: flickr under: CC BY-SA 2.0

    Owing its name to the nearby tourist resort, São Rafael Beach is flanked by cliffs with its sands dotted with a few isolated rocks with more jutting out of the sea to create a very picturesque effect.

    [Praia de São Rafael, Albufeira, Algarve ]
  • Falesia beach in Alfamar, Albufeira
    Falesia beach in Alfamar, Albufeiraby: Regiao de Turismo do Algarve

    With its backdrop made up of a long cliff coloured in hues of red, copper and gold, and of particular beauty as the afternoon draws to a close, this far-reaching extent of sand covers the kilometres between Olhos de Água and Vilamoura incorporating a number of different beaches.

    [Praia da Falésia - Beach of Açoteias, Alfamar ]
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