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Albufeira Best Beaches | Beach Guide

Albufeira's beaches are the main attraction for most visitors.  Immediately in front of the Old Town, is Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman’s Beach).  Wide and sandy, with some interesting rock formations, this beach can get pretty crowded in peak season.  An escalator down from the cliffs provides an alternative route to this beach.  To the west of Fisherman’s Beach, the Praia do Tunel is accessed through a tunnel leading from Rua 5 de Outubro.  One of the area’s best Blue Flag beaches is Praia da Oura, a couple of kilometres east of the Old Town.  Here, a wide strip of golden sand is backed by a walkway, along which are bars, cafes and restaurants.  Because of this beach’s proximity to The Strip, it tends to attract a younger crowd.  If you’re prepared to explore a little further away from the town centre, there are plenty of lovely sandy coves to discover.  One of the best is Praia de Sao Rafael, another terrific Blue Flag beach.  The clear, shallow waters here make this a good place to snorkel.

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  • Praia da Falésia - Algarve

    Boasting more than six kilometres of golden sand, stretching from Vilamoura in the west to Olhos do Agua in the east, Praia da Falesia is home to one of the longest...

    Albufeira Vilamoura
    Blue Flag beach Accessible beach
  • Praia do Inatel - Albufeira

    Located just to the east of Albufeira old town is Praia do Inatel - a lovely, wide stretch of golden sand. This is the next beach along after the town's main beach (Praia dos Pescadores) and is around a 10 minute...

    Albufeira
    Blue Flag beach
  • Praia da Oura - Albufeira

    Situated at the bottom of a steep hill in front of the resort village of Oura, is one of Albufeira's best beaches. A long sweep of golden sand backed by a promenade lined with cafes, bars and some nice restaurants...

    Albufeira
    Blue Flag beach Accessible beach
  • Praia do Peneco - Albufeira

    Praia do Peneco (also known as Praia do Túnel) is one of Albufeira's two main town beaches. In fact it really is part of the same stretch of sand as neighbouring Praia dos Pescadores with just the jetty and slipway...

    Albufeira
    Accessible beach
  • Praia dos Pescadores - Albufeira

    Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman's beach) is situated right in front of Albufeira's old town. It is one of the resort's main beaches along with neighbouring Praia do Túnel and as such can get pretty busy in the summer...

    Albufeira
    Accessible beach
  • Praia dos Alemães - Albufeira

    Praia dos Alemães (German beach) is part of the long stretch of golden sand that takes in all of Albufeira's main town beaches. Don't read too much into the name as you are equally likely to see British or Dutch...

    Albufeira
    Blue Flag beach Accessible beach
  • Praia do Evaristo

    Praia do Evaristo is far enough outside of the resort madness of Albufeira to retain an air of charm and remain civilised even in the summer! Backed by low, sloping ochre cliffs this pleasant sandy beach is dotted...

    Albufeira
    Blue Flag beach Accessible beach
  • Praia dos Aveiros - Albufeira

    The small cove that forms Praia dos Aveiros sits between the bustling main beaches of Albufeira and Praia da Oura. By local standards this is something of a hidden gem which...

    Albufeira
    Blue Flag beach
  • Praia de São Rafael

    The crystal clear, shallow waters and silky soft golden sand make Praia de São Rafael one of the most popular beaches in the Albufeira area. The beach is just far enough away from the resort town to not be overrun,...

    Albufeira
    Blue Flag beach Accessible beach
  • Praia do Castelo

    The small beach of Praia do Castelo is located on the wonderful stretch of coast between Albufeira and Armação de Pêra (about 6km from the former). There are a number of small bays along the several kilometres of...

    Albufeira
    Blue Flag beach

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