Beaches along the western region of Algarve

Praia da Rocha , ©xornalcerto/Flickr

Praia da Rocha, ©xornalcerto/Flickr

The coastline of Algarve region is about 200 km long which leaves plenty of space for all kinds of beaches. There are small ones and larger ones, open ones, sheltered ones, rocky ones and sandy ones and many others. Choosing to spend your holiday in this Mediterranean climate region might be one of your best decisions.

There are so many opportunities in western Algarve for water sports and other sorts of fun. Pack your bags and set out to discover the best beaches along the western side of Algarve region where the sand is white and the water is clear as crystal.

Meia Praia

Set out from Lagos and walk towards Meia Praia (Half Beach) which is popular for surfing and windsurfing because it is connected to the open bay of Lagos. There are several signpost that lead you from the main road to the beach which makes the location easily accessible. There is a large and organized parking area nearby and several restaurants.

Meia Praia, Lagos, ©martin_vmorris/Flickr

Meia Praia, Lagos, ©martin_vmorris/Flickr

A rocky beach

Lately Praia da Rocha has become more popular for vacationers who visit the western region for it is a large beach protected by cut cliffs. The beach has a wide walkway network which enables you to stroll around the beach and enjoy the lovely breeze coming from the sea. There are lots of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs along the beach so it is hard to get bored in Praia da Rocha. Visit the Three Castles in the western side of the beach or the Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar towards the east and enjoy the stunning view. The beach can be reached from Portimão.

Praia da Rocha , ©xornalcerto/Flickr

Praia da Rocha , ©xornalcerto/Flickr

Luz Beach

Praia da Luz is famous for its cosmopolitan seaside resort dotted with palm trees. Visit the fortified church called Igreja da Luz and the colorful rock platform at the foot of the wall which is decorated with fossil marine life such as limpets, anemones, sea snails, barnacles and green algae. The beach is enclosed by white toned gray cliffs on the eastern side and form a whole outstanding volcanic rock formation called Black Rock (Rocha Negra). Luz beach is an ideal place for water sports such as kite surfing, sailing, windsurfing, diving and others. Bring your board or rent a boat and set out to enjoy the crystal clear water of western Algarve.

Praia da Luz, ©rsgomeslpfr/Flickr

Praia da Luz, ©rsgomeslpfr/Flickr

 

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