Central Algarve Beaches

Praia da Galé, ©Isa Costa/Flickr

Praia da Galé, ©Isa Costa/Flickr

The Algarve region is abundant in spectacular beaches, which leaves room for everyone to enjoy a lovely holiday of his or her own liking. The territory between Faro and Albufeira is called as the central region of Algarve and just like any other part of the Algarve this region is also full of beautiful beaches. The top three beaches will be enlisted below with a short description of their advantages and characteristics. The mentioned beaches are Praia da Falésia, Ilha de Faro and Praia da Galé. No matter which one you choose, distraction and relaxation is guaranteed. Nonetheless, here they are:

Praia da Falésia

Praia da Falésia is mostly notable for its picturesque view which includes some fascinating red cliffs with an endless stretch of beautiful white sand. The cliffs are not very tall which makes it easy to access the beach and on the other hand they also act as barriers against the northern wind. The beach is located west from Vilamoura, near Olhos de Água. The parking area lies about 200 m from the beach where you can park your car. Spend a day at Praia da Falésia where you can swim and sunbathe all day and recharge your energy battery at one of the bars and restaurants along the shore.

Praia da Falésia, ©timo_w2s/Flickr

Praia da Falésia, ©timo_w2s/Flickr

Ilha de Faro

In order to reach the long and narrow sandy beach of Ilha de Faro you must traverse a lagoon going south from the airport of Faro. As the beach is close to the principal town of the Algarve region many people go there so you must expect a huge crowd when you go there. There are plenty of opportunities to practice your favorite water sports and have a snack after an exhausting ride on the tide at the restaurants and bars. The beach can be accessed by car from Faro airport or in the summer you can take a boat from Cais da Porta do Sol.

Ilha de Faro, ©montuno/Flickr

Ilha de Faro, ©montuno/Flickr

Praia da Galé

Praia da Galé is located towards the west from Albufeira and it is also a beautiful sandy beach in the central region of Algarve. There are no cliffs in the area which makes it easily accessible. Park your car at Galé Oeste which is about 200 m far from the beach then head out towards the fresh crystal clear water.

 

Praia da Galé, ©Isa Costa/Flickr

Praia da Galé, ©Isa Costa/Flickr

Spend a wonderful holiday in central Algarve by choosing one of the beaches above.

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