Central Algarve Beaches

Praia da Galé, ©Isa Costa/Flickr

Praia da Galé, ©Isa Costa/Flickr

All beaches in the Algarve region are magnificent and spectacular however let us introduce you in a more detailed way to the best beaches located in the central region of Algarve. Specifically we will present you Falésia beach, Ilha de Faro and Praia da Galé, the top three beaches from Albufeira to Faro, located in central Algarve. It is wise to prepare in time and for this reason if you plan to go on holiday in Algarve the following information might help you decide which place to choose and which beaches you should visit in the region. There are beaches of many kinds and to the liking of all tastes. Let us see what the options are:

The red beach – Praia da Falésia

Praia da Falésia, ©Porto Bay Trade/Flickr

Praia da Falésia, ©Porto Bay Trade/Flickr

Falésia beach is located between Vilamoura and Olhos de Água and it is called red beach because of its beautiful red cliffs. It is very easy to get to the beach. From the road that leads to Galé there are signposts that lead the way. You can park your car at Galé Oeste or Galé Leste and go further on foot. The beach is exquisitely equipped with all necessities one might need during the day. There are several restaurants and toilets and all basic facilities are supervised.

Ilha de Faro

Ilha de Faro, ©GreenLakeBlue Photography/Flickr

Ilha de Faro, ©GreenLakeBlue Photography/Flickr

Ilha de Faro is a narrow sandy beach located near the town of Algarve and can be accessed by a road that crosses a lagoon next to Faro airport. There are several water sport opportunities and plenty restaurants where you can stop for a breath and grab a few calories for more energy. Just like at praia da Falésia this beach is also supervised and has an organized parking area.

Praia da Galé

Praia da Galé, ©Isa Costa/Flickr

Praia da Galé, ©Isa Costa/Flickr

Unlike Falésia Praia da Galé is a long sandy beach where no cliffs block the way which makes it easier to access by car. The beach is situated about 6 km from Albufeira and Armação de Pera bay. Park your car at Galé Oeste or Galé Leste and head out to the beach. Visit any of the several restaurants in the area, rent a boat or other water sport equipment and hit the water. You can take your own sun bed or rent one on the spot. Visit the eastern side if you would like to see beautiful grottoes, rock formations and caves or take a leap into the rock pools.

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