Located on the lovely stretch of coast between Albufeira and Armação de Pera is the charming little Praia da Coelha. Translated this means "Rabbit beach" although the only rabbit of any note here is the one on the sign.
To get to the beach involves a short walk along a footpath through assorted greenery. There are olive trees, bamboo groves and ancient carob trees which all lead you towards the wooden stairs down to the beach. Once on the beach you won't be disappointed; there are the same golden cliffs, crystal clear azure waters and perfect sand as the neighbouring beaches.
Praia da Coelha is a popular spot with locals and is often relatively quiet during the week. It is often rated as a great family beach with its safe, sheltered waters and the seasonal lifeguard service. There are also plenty of facilities such as sun loungers, parasols, toilets, showers and an cafe right on the beach.
For the more adventurous Praia da Coelha is a great spot for snorkelling with calm, super clear water and plenty of sealife in and around the rocks. If you want to explore without getting wet then have a look for some of the sea shells the beach is famed for.