Beach

  • Praia da Rocha Baixinha Nascente

    East Rocha Baixinha is a large beach, which is delimited to the east by the jetties on the Quarteira Stream and at Vilamoura Marina. The soft, ochre cliffs disappear under the sands, giving rise to a large dune field with a great variety of plant life that you can observe from the network of raised […]

  • Santa Eulália Beach

    In Santa Eulália, the blue of the sea and the bright tones of the sand combine harmoniously with the cool green atmosphere of the surrounding pine grove. The stone pines form a dense wood and grow precariously perched at the edge of the small abysses that have been created by landslides on the cliffs, where […]

  • Praia de São Rafael

    The beach is framed by warmly-coloured, very craggy and fissured limestone cliffs. There is a remarkable variety of rock formations on this beach – arches, caves, sinkholes and ledges – which have been formed by the joint effects of the mechanical force of the sea battering against the cliffs and the rain, which dissolves the […]

  • Praia dos Salgados

    This beach follows on from the sands of Praia Grande, to the east of the Salgados Lagoon, a wetland zone that has formed at the final stretch of the Espiche Stream. To get to the beach, you go through the holiday village associated with the golf course that runs alongside the lagoon, descending an avenue […]

  • Praia da Rocha Baixinha

    True to its name, which means “Low Rock Beach”, the red cliffs of Praia da Falésia become lower here, gradually giving way to a dune system where typical sand vegetation grows, such as sea holly, sea medick and sea daffodils. The tourist complexes also temporarily give way to the agricultural fields on the strip of […]

  • Praia da Oura

    The beach is huge – almost a kilometre in length – and very varied. To the west, tourist infrastructure dominate the skyline and the setting is urban, while to the east, after Pedra dos Bicos (a deeply-eroded rock formation sticking out into the sea), it becomes more natural and progressively quieter. Access to the western […]

  • Praia dos Alemães

    This beach follows on from Inatel Beach as you head eastwards. Back in the days of the canning industry, the Inatel facility was a factory belonging to a German family, hence the name of beach (“Alemães” = “Germans”). When the Inatel Foundation took over the building, the stretch of beach next to the hotel was […]

  • Praia dos Pescadores

    Known in English as “Fishermen’s Beach”, Praia dos Pescadores is the continuation of Peneco Beach. It is framed by the pontoon to the east and, to the west, by the bright lights and whitewashed houses that surround the beach like an amphitheatre and whose foundations seem to blend into the rock of the cliff face. […]

  • Praia do Peneco

    This is the first beach to the east of Albufeira Marina and is a city beach, located in the old centre of Albufeira. A huge rocky ledge in warm tones stands on the sands, holding out against the generalised receding of the cliff and constituting a distinctive landmark. These rock formations are known locally as […]

  • Praia dos Arrifes

    This little bay is sheltered by low, deeply-eroded cliffs where you can see sinkholes, arches and caves. Three huge rocky ledges, clearly out of proportion in comparison to the size of the beach, dominate the horizon, giving you the illusion of bathing in an impressive rock pool. This is why the beach is also known […]

  • Praia dos Olhos d´Agua

    This beach is located in the picturesque village of Olhos d’Água, a land of fishermen where, even today, beachgoers share the sand with the colourful traditional fishing boats. The beach and village are named after the fresh-water springs that flow on to the beach and are known locally as “olhos d’água” or “olheiros”, meaning “eyes […]

  • Praia da Maria Luísa

    Pedestrian access to the beach is through the tourist complex that occupies the approach, descending a gully through which a torrential stream runs. The gully is cool and is lined by a curtain of bougainvillea and impressive stone pines and cork oaks. While the pine grove surrounds the beach, once on the sands the dominant […]