Praia da Marina
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 next door. In fact it has a much more open feeling with plenty of space between the nearest apartment blocks.
Given its location between resorts on the Central Algarve it is no surprise that the beach is popular. In fact during the summer it is positively heaving. If you are looking for a buzzing, colourful and lively beach with everything you could need close at hand then the Praia de Vilamoura is probably your sort of beach. Alternatively, if you are looking for somewhere a little more laid back then head to the vast stretch of beach on the other side of Vilamoura Marina.
Vilamoura is a Blue Flag beach and is also accessible with plenty of level access. As well as all the beach front bars, cafes and restaurant there is also a lifeguard service here in the summer months meaning it is a good choice for families.