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Praia do Alemão

Praia do Alemão
© Jose Goncalves / CC BY-SA 3.0
Praia do Barranco das Canas
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Cave at Praia do Alemão
© Jose Goncalves / CC BY-SA 3.0
Praia do Alemão
© Aires Almeida / CC BY-SA 3.0

Praia do Barranco de Canas

Separated from neighbouring Praia da Vau by a small headland at all but low tide the sheltered cove of the Praia do Alemão is an Algarvian delight. Also known as the Praia do Barranco das Canas the name Praia do Alemão (meaning German's beach) comes from the fact that the first house built here belonged to a German family.

This is a typical Algarve beach in the sense it is backed by ochre coloured cliffs, has fine golden sand and crystal clear azure water. This is a popular beach but can still be considered something of a get-away from the summer crowds at Praia da Rocha a kilometre along the coast..

Towards the western end of the beach are various rock formations and caves which provide no end of places to explore. From here the bay sweeps round to the headland of Ponta de João de Arens.

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Praia do Alemão tide times

  • Mon 10th December

    High 03:45am (3.20m)
    Low 09:54am (0.85m)
    High 04:07pm (2.92m)
    Low 09:58pm (0.99m)
  • Tue 11th December

    High 04:21am (3.09m)
    Low 10:31am (0.96m)
    High 04:45pm (2.80m)
    Low 10:34pm (1.10m)
  • Wed 12th December

    High 05:00am (2.97m)
    Low 11:10am (1.08m)
    High 05:27pm (2.68m)
    Low 11:15pm (1.23m)
  • Thu 13th December

    High 05:43am (2.83m)
    Low 11:56am (1.20m)
    High 06:16pm (2.57m)

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