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Beaches of Portugal

  • Algarve Beach Guide
    Algarve Beach Guide by: Turismo de Portugal Algarve

    You will find in the Algarve some of the most beautiful, safest and most attractive beaches in the world. Along the 200 km coastline, the Algarve offers bays, cliffs, caves, rocky beaches and sprawling beaches, which can be visited all year round.

    [Beach holidays - Algarve beach Guide ]
  • 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 ]
  • 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 ]
  • Praia dos Salgados, Galé - Albufeira
    Praia dos Salgados, Galé - Albufeiraby: Sacavem1 src: wmf under: CC BY-SA 2.5

    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, Beach in Albufeira - Algarve ]
  • Praia da Ilha da Barreta, Faro, Algarve
    Praia da Ilha da Barreta, Faro, Algarveby: OsvaldoGago src: wmf under: CC BY-SA 3.0

    The mostly southerly point of the Portuguese mainland, the Ilha da Barreta or Deserta is one of the island-barriers of the Ria Formosa Natural Park forming a divide between the marshes and the sea.

    [Praia da Ilha da Barreta / Ilha Deserta in Faro, Algarve ]
  • Praia da Marinha - Lagoa - Algarve
    Praia da Marinha - Lagoa - Algarve by: Turismo do Algarve

    Backed by a tall cliff sculptured by the effects of erosion, the beauty of Marinha Beach in Algarve has been ranked as among the top 100 worldwide and given its well-preserved natural environment the Beach has retained practically its original state.

    [Praia da Marinha - Beach of Caramujeira - Lagoa, Algarve ]
  • City of Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal
    City of Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugalby: Jörg Rathmersrc: wmf under: CC BY-SA 3.0

    Praia do Carvoeiro, about 5 km south of the Lagoa in the Algarve, is an attractive and picturesque Beach.

    [Praia do Carvoeiro - Beach of Carvoeiro, Algarve ]
  • Praia do Camilo, Lagos, Algarve
    Praia do Camilo, Lagos, Algarveby: Nicolai Schäfer src: wmf under: CC BY 3.0

    Set down among truncated cliffs, Camilo Beach Algarve, covering a moderate area of sand, is reached via a stairway involving some 200 steps. Before beginning your descent, halt to take in the stunning natural surroundings.

    [Praia do Camilo - Beach of Lagos, Algarve ]
  • Praia da Dona Ana near Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.
    Praia da Dona Ana near Lagos, Algarve, Stevenfruitsmaak src: wmf under: CC BY-SA 3.0

    Sheltered between cliffs, the sands of Dona Ana Beach and their calm and clear waters are one of the highest profile landmarks on the Algarve. The highly shaped rocks emerging from the sea or dotting the sands provide sunbathers with some shade and endow the landscape with a highly picturesque quality.

    [Praia Dona Ana - Beach of Lagos, Algarve ]
  • With its large sandy extent and good access from Sagres, Mareta Beach is one of the most popular summer destinations in this area.

    [Praia da Mareta - Beach of Sagres ]
  • Praia do Tonel - Sagres, Algarve
    Praia do Tonel - Sagres, Algarveby: Antonio Fonseca

    The Tonel beach is located on the north side of the fortress of Sagres. The beach is a haven for surfers. Outside the bathing season, the beach is not guarded.

    [Praia do Tonel, Algarve ]
  • With access from the small village of Raposeira some 5 kilometres away, Ingrina Beach is a pleasant bay with calm waters sheltered from any wind by the surrounding cliffs.

    [Praia da Ingrina, Raposeira, Algarve ]