Beaches of’Algarve: our selection of the most beautiful
The Algarve region, located in the south of Portugal, is known for its beautiful beaches that attract thousands of tourists every year from all over Europe. Selecting where to go is not easy, given the diversity of beaches scattered throughout the region. We propose to help you, by making a selection of the most beautiful beaches.
Where to swim in the Algarve ?
Swimming in the Algarve is one of the main tourist occupations. Indeed, the coastal region is a bit like the French Riviera, where swimming pools, sea and water parks come together to offer multiple opportunities for swimming and sunbathing.
However, some cities are more suitable than others for easy access to the beach. For example, Faro (the capital of the Algarve) does not have any beaches accessible on foot, which makes it an alternative destination not compatible with a vacation dedicated to the beach. Albufeira, on the other hand, is the most touristy destination in the Algarve, due to its ideal location at the crossroads of Faro, Lagos and Portimao. It has many beaches in the vicinity, allowing for easy bathing.
In general, the best towns for swimming are Albufeira, Lagos, Quarteira, Lagoa and Carvoeiro (which are twins), Olhos d’Agua, Portimao.
What are the most beautiful beaches in’Algarve ?
Below, our top 3 travel agencies s most beautiful beaches’Algarve.
The Beach Praia de Marinha – Lagoa
This beach is one of the most beautiful places in the Algarve, and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is distinguished by the high and majestic cliffs that frame it. Besides, it is next to this beach that you can find the double arch of Marinha in M. This arch is superimposed on a rock whose triangular shape makes it possible to make the whole a heart, observable from a certain point of view.
Have fun finding this viewpoint from the cliff top path.
Praia do Camilo – Lagos
The beach is located at the bottom of a long series of steps, so you have to earn your place on the beach. The stairways leading up to them are framed by kermes oak, lentiscus and sage leaf trees, which resemble typical plants of the Algarve. Once on the beach, two parts are clearly distinguished being cut by a rocky formation.
It is possible to go to either part of the beach, venturing into a small tunnel that has been dug by hand. The cliffs that frame the beach are sharp and ochre colored, characteristic of the region. The beach is very popular with birds, and it is not uncommon to see gulls, black-headed gulls or crested cormorants landing on the rocks.
The beach of Bordeira – Aljezur
Located towards the small village of Carrapateira, The beach of Bordeira is one of the largest in the Algarve. Large areas of dunes where wild plants grow surround the beach, giving it the appearance of a wild and irreverent beach. It is one of the most popular beaches for surfers, because of the calmness that inhabits it.
Indeed, not very touristy, it allows you to spend a moment more quiet than on other beaches and to enjoy the nature proliferating all around.
How to get to the coast ?
For to the Algarve, it is necessary to go through Faro, the regional capital. It is the only city that has an airport. As a result, it is where all the transport infrastructures are located, allowing you to go from one point to another of the coast. If you opt for the plane, you can once you land in the city, go to the cities of your choice by bus or train.
You can also opt for a road trip in the Algarve with your own car, which will leave you more possibilities to come and go as you please.