Albufeira boasts beaches where the sand is fine and the sea a turquoise blue sheltered by cliffs which are canvasses painted with a whimsical palette of natural hues.
It is for its beaches that Albufeira is internationally renowned, because all of them are different… and they are all equally enchanting.
An expanse of sand that stretches for miles, between cliffs. It is equipped with a wide variety of tourist facilities. In the direction of Albufeira there are two small beaches that are quiet and little visited.
A cove c protected he ruck formations. Great natural beauty
A small beach between colourful cliffs
São Rafael e Arrifes Beach
Beaches of great beauty seperated by rocks. Tourist facilities. Nearby Ponte Pequena and Ninho das Andorinhas are fascinating rock formations
A long strip of sand with the city surrounding it like an amphitheatre, it is made up of three beaches: Peneco, Pescadores and Inatel
Endless miles of beaches fringed by the green pines and the many reddish colours Of the surrounding cliffs. Tourist and sports facilities available
Vilamoura and Quarteira
Thanks to its golden sands and sunny climate the whole of the coast has become a major centre for beach holidays and includes some of the best tourist facilities in the Algarve
Vilamoura's attractive beach is complemented by a tourist development that ranks with the biggest and most prestigious in Europe
Once a simple fishing village, Quarteira has become a cosmopolitan tourist centre. Its past identity can be glimpsed in a 17th century church and a few houses decorated with coloured borders.
Vale do Lobo
A beach that owes its unique beauty to its ochre and ruby cliffs. It is surrounded by a high quality tourist complex.
Long beach edged with brightly coloured cliffs. Facilities for tourists
Quinta do Lago
This is a long beach with pedestrian access by way of a bridge over the Ria Formosa. It is the site of a top-level international holiday complex.
Almargem Beach has a wide-ranging sand and calm sea waters. It's located in a large valley, flanked be ochre low cliffs with pinewood on top. North of the sand tip is Lagoa da Foz da Ribeira do Almargem1, a small ecosystem rich in fauna and flora, some exclusive from the region like Alcar-do-Algarve and Tomilho Cabeçudo