Lovely Algarve Beaches
Those who want to holiday in the Algarve will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Visitors can find cheap flights to Faro airport by searching our website or working with a travel agent. Once cheap flights to Faro airport have been booked then those visiting the area will be able to get taxis from Faro airport to take them to any of the hotels in Algarve. The drivers who drive taxis from Faro airport will also be able to inform tourists of the many lovely Algarve beaches. Many hotels in Algarve have their own private lovely Algarve beaches as well.
Southeast of Lagoa tourists and locals both enjoy Praia da Marinha. This amazing beach has recently been rated one of the top beaches to visit in Europe. Marinha is popular for photographers because of the beautiful limestone rock stacks that have been produced due to natural erosion. To access this beach people must make a 5.6km walk along the clifftops from Praia Vale Centeanes.
Only 10km east of Albufeira is one of the longest stretches of straight sandy beach in the entire Algarve region. This beach is known as Praia da Falésia. This beautiful beach is located near cliffs that are comprised of several different shades of rock and support naturally growing Cliffside plants. The beach is 3km long so there is plenty of room for beachgoers to stroll and not feel crowded. This is a top location in the Algarve for those who wish to witness one of the most uninterrupted sunset views. Parking is located at the top of the cliff and the lot can get busy.
Praia de Odeceixe is one of the northernmost beaches of the Algarve. This beach is comprised of an ocean side and a river side. This is a top rated beach for families since younger children can swim in the shallow and calmer waters of the river. Older children can play in the ocean waves. The beach is located where the river comes off of the ocean. There are several dining options at the beach and a local surf school also operates at this beach. The village of Odeceixe is a short half hour walk away from the beach and there are plenty of shops and restaurants for tourists to enjoy.
Located in Lagos, Meia Praia is a very popular beach for hikers, families and surfers. This is a tourist beach is a very social beach. There are several shops and restaurants located along this beach and it can get rather busy.
Beach visitors who are at Manta Rota will be happy to find out there is another beach that is only a short walk west. Praia de Cacela Velha is a bow shaped beach that is divided from the mainland by a estuary. This beach is the lowest key beaches in the entire Algarve area. It has very warm water and can be reached by walking or by a small boat ride. It is away from the busyness of the towns and does have a small LGBT scene in the summer months.
One of the most beautiful beaches on the northern end of the Algarve is the Praia da Amoreira. This beach is formed along a river. There is a restaurant near this beach but other than that it is a very laid back and low paced beach. Visitors will be able to see the occasional otter and other local wildlife. It is perfect for body boarders who enjoy the calmer waves that come off of the mouth of the Ribeira de Aljezur.