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Praia dos Caneiros

Praia dos Caneiros
© Jose Goncalves / CC BY-SA 3.0
Praia dos Caneiros
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Praia dos Caneiros - Ferragudo
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Praia dos Caneiros
© Jose Goncalves / CC BY-SA 3.0

Just around the small headland of Ponta do Altar from Praia do Pintadinho is the little cove of Praia dos Caneiros. Backed by the high ochre sandstone cliffs that are so associated with this section of the Algarve coast. Around 100 metres off the northern end of the beach is the Leixão da Gaivota ("Seagull's Leap") - a steep sided islet which is home to various bird species including white herons, silver gulls and white-faced cormorants.

As well as all the amenities and safety aspects associated with its Blue Flag status the beach at Caneiros is also home to a popular restaurant - the Rei das Praias ("King of the Beaches"). There are also pedalos and sunbeds to rent for those in search of extreme relaxation!

The cliffs here offer some shelter from the breeze but the beach itself is outside of the shelter of the breakwaters at the mouth of the River Arade meaning the sea can be quite lively from time to time. However the seasonal lifeguard service should ensure safe bathing.

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Praia dos Caneiros 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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