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Faro Best Beaches | Beach Guide
Faro does not have a beach of its own as such, but the wonderful sandy beaches of Ilha da Culatra, with its picturesque lighthouse and the wilder, uninhabited Ilha Deserta (Barreta) are just a short trip across the lagoon by ferry or private water taxi. These are great destinations, not just for sun worshippers but for birdwatching and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. If you don’t fancy the boat ride, the Praia da Faro island is joined to the mainland by a bridge, making it accessible by bus or by car. Because it’s easier to access, this beach can get fairly crowded in peak summer season.
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Faro's main beach is a long, narrow sandy bar reached by a road that crosses the lagoon just south of Faro airport. A typical 'ilha' beach, Praia de Faro is a long sweep of sand...Faro
The seemingly endless stretch of golden sands that form the Praia do Ancão sits roughly halfway between Faro and Quarteira. It is also lies within the so-called "Golden Triangle" which is an area containing the...Faro Quarteira
Praia de Garrao is one of the principal beaches that serve a collection of high-end resorts known as the 'Golden Triangle'. Originally consisting of little more than sandy beach and pine...Vilamoura
The Vale do Lobo is one of the Algarve's premier and exclusive resorts. Located within the so-called 'Golden Triangle' it is known for its upmarket hotels, high end golf courses and pristine beaches.
The Ilha da Armona, on which the Praia is situated, is one of three islands off the coast around Faro that form part of the extensive Ria Formosa National Park, a small...
Despite being located within an easy walk of the resort of Quarteira the beach at Praia do Almargem is surprisingly unspoiled. Here, instead of high-rise seafront apartments you will find a backdrop of sand dunes and...Quarteira
Given the long stretch of golden sand that lies in front of Quarteira it is little surprise that the resort was one of the earliest to be developed on the Algarve coast.
The beach is backed by Quarteira's long...Quarteira
Vilamoura beach is a decent sized strip of golden sand set between the Marina to the west and Quarteira harbour to the east. It is relatively developed although nothing like the scale of Quarteira...Vilamoura