Beaches in the Algarve region

Monte Gordo Beach, ©Anna Loverus/Flickr

Monte Gordo Beach, ©Anna Loverus/Flickr

The beaches in Algarve are perfectly ideal for a lovely summer holiday. There are all kinds and sorts, which means that everyone can find one to his or her liking. There are beautiful romantic beaches for couples can collect lots of memorable memories and there are naturist beaches for those who like to run around nude.

There are special beaches developed for disabled people where facilities are designed in a way that all parts are accessible by wheelchair. Finally let’s not forget about the quiet and isolated ones where you can hide from the crowd and enjoy a nice private holiday. Choose you beach in Algarve!

Romantic Beaches

Beaches can be locations full of romance and passion you must only find the right ones. In Algarve there are several possibilities as such, where romantic couples can create and collect unforgettable memories. For a romantic outing visit Mareta beach on the south coast whNere the sea is calm and the sun shines a lot, thus it is a popular destination and tends to be quite busy. Luz beach is a pretty much built up location with the advantage that it is ideal not only in the summer but during winter time as well.

Luz beach, ©sheilaellen/Flickr

Luz beach, ©sheilaellen/Flickr

If you are planning a romantic dinner we recommend you to choose a restaurant in the beach of Baleeira of Sagres, Meia beach in Lagos or Verde beach in Tavira. For those who like their privacy there are several quiet beaches where you can let you romance go wild. Go for Esteveira in Aljezur, Castelor or Salgados in Abufeira or Cacela Velha in Tavira.

Naturist Beaches

Naturism seems to gain more and more popularity and since there is a demand for it there are locations for it as well. In Portugal there are six official naturist beaches of which two can be found in Algarve. One is called Barril beach and is located in Tavira. Its calm waters and clean sand attracts many people. The other one, Adegas beach, is situated in Odeceixe and offers an exotic and lovely natural environment. If you would like to combine nudism with camping we suggest you visit Vila do Bispo. Besides the official naturist beaches there are several others, called ‘tolerated beaches’, where nudism can be practiced since they are remote locations which are difficult to access which makes them less visited. Such beaches are Zavial beach in Vila do Bispo, Armona beach in Olhao or Quatro Águas beach in Tavira.

Zavial beach, ©michael clarke stuff/Flickr

Zavial beach, ©michael clarke stuff/Flickr

Limitless

Algarve offers beaches for the disabled as well. There are several locations which are developed in a way that enables people with disabilities to access the area. These are called ‘accessible beaches’. Such beaches are Monte Gordo, Manta Rota, Porto de Mós, Alvor, Salema, Luz, Mia Praia, Alvor and Quatreira. These beaches are equipped with disabled toilets, wheelchair ramps and runners, disabled parking, tables of specific height and low bar counters. They offer everything possible that helps and supports people with limited mobility to access the area easier.

Monte Gordo Beach, ©Anna Loverus/Flickr

Monte Gordo Beach, ©Anna Loverus/Flickr

Less visited beaches

Not only naturists and romantic couples might want to enjoy a private holiday. If you would like to spend a lovely and quite holiday with your family or group of friends there are deserted beaches and wild areas which are less visited by the crowd. Carriagem and Vale dos Homens are one of them just to mention a few. They have fresh water sources close by and the trails are difficult to follow but it is worth the fatigue to get there. Along the south coast you will find Murracao beach, basically an earthly paradise, and Furnas beach which is a magnificent natural beauty. There is also a small and lovely beach in Albufeira, called Arrifes beach which is located among rocky cliffs and is completely deserted. Some beaches can be accessed only by boat, such as Barrinha beach.

All in all there are beaches in Algarve for everyone. Choose the one that suits you and prepare to have a nice and lovely holiday!

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