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Discover the Best Beaches in the Algarve: A Guide to the Coastline

Discover the Best Beaches in the Algarve: A Guide to the Coastline

Some of the best beaches in Portugal are to be found in the Algarve region. Every year, the Algarve sees a gratifying number of its beaches awarded with the European Union ‘Blue Flag’ - certifying to the quality of the water and beach environment.

Along 150 kilometres of coastline, there are many high-quality beaches to choose from. Discover the best beaches in the Algarve and immerse yourself in warm, clear waters and enjoy clean, open sands.


Beaches in the Western Algarve


Experience the picturesque natural landscapes of the beaches in Sagres, which forms the corner between the Costa Vicentina and the southern coast of the country.

This region is home to rich and well-preserved monuments such as the Lighthouse of Cape St. Vincent, the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Beliche Fortress, the Aspa Tower, and many others.

The beaches in this area, such as Cordoama, Telheiro, Salema, Martinhal, Baleeira and Mareta, are excellent choices for quiet moments of fresh sea breeze, along with Parque Natural da Costa Vicentina known for its extensive walking treks rich with different species of flora and fauna.



Lagos is historically linked to the Portuguese discoveries, which has made it an interesting tourist attraction, full of monuments and churches.

Its coast has countless beaches with rock formations, such as Dona Ana, Meia Praia, Luz, Estudantes, Camilo and many other beaches with breathtaking scenery. Heading to the municipality of Lagoa, you will find some of the most famous caves in the Algarve, such as the unique Benagil Cave.


Beaches in the Eastern Algarve

Islands near Faro

Between Faro and Tavira, there are five islands in the Algarve that serve as a barrier between the sea and the Ria Formosa, with a distinct ecosystem.

Barreta Island is a small paradise also known as "Deserta" because it is completely uninhabited. On Culatra Island there are several beaches such as Farol, Culatra and Hangares, all with high quality water. Close to Olhão are the Fuzeta Island and the Armona Island, with paradisiacal beaches.

In Tavira, you can find the Tavira Island, with an enormous extension of sand, and Cabanas Island, almost deserted and a paradise on Earth.


Warm Water Beaches

Vila Real de Santo António and Castro Marim, the Algarve municipalities closest to Spain, have the beaches with the warmest water in the Algarve.

From Praia Verde to Monte Gordo and from Lota Beach to Cabeço, there is plenty to choose from.


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