Praia do Barranco das Canas (Alemão)

This beach owes its name to the stream that flows on to the sand and is lined by a thick reed plantation. The João d’Arens rock formation bounds the beach to the west, its countless rocky ledges stubbornly standing firm against the receding of the coastline and sheltering many species of sea birds. This is the first beach to the east of the promontory and it is very sheltered on windy days. Framing the beach is a succession of intensely-coloured cliffs of various forms, ochre limestone rock formations which have been eroded to form arches and caves, and soft, reddish, deeply-gullied formations of sand and clay. It is a quiet beach in a still very unspoiled setting, despite its proximity to such a major urban and tourist centre as Portimão. From the car park, you can access a footpath that takes you along the cliff tops of this promontory almost as far as Prainha, amid coastal scrub and a thick, green patch of pine trees.

Additional Information

Address: Alvor

Postal Code: 8500

County: Portimão

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Coordinates: 37.1198056,-8.564119444444446