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Vilamoura Best Beaches | Beach Guide
Unlike many of the Algarve's resorts which grew around existing coastal towns and villages, Vilamoura was purpose built with on thing in mind - holidays. Set in the middle of the Algarve coast, upmarket Vilamoura sprung up around some of the region's finest beaches. In either direction there are virtually endless stretches of golden sand offering all the facilities you could ask for. With not a bad beach in area the choice comes down to how far you are willing to travel and whether you want to head east or west from the marina.
As a beach holiday destination Vilamoura is pretty hard to beat. Of course this means the beaches within easy walking distance of the town centre (Praia da Marina / Praia da Rocha Baixinha) tend to get very busy during the summer. They are however great beaches offering plenty of activities, in and out of the water, beach bars and cafes for meals and refreshments, seasonal lifeguard patrols and the usual parasol / sun-lounger rental. With easy parking and level access they are also a good option for those with limited mobility.
If you want to escape the crowds a little then the best advice is to head a few kilometres west to the vast expanse of beach that is Praia da Falésia. Here you should be able to find plenty of room to throw your towel down whatever the season.
What are the Best and Closest Beaches to Vilamoura?
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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
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
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
Boasting more than six kilometres of golden sand, stretching from Vilamoura in the west to Olhos do Agua in the east, Praia da Falesia is home to one of the longest...Albufeira 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.
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 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
The Praia de Santa Eulália is located a little over 4 km to the east of Albufeira. It is something of an upmarket resort beach as the meticulously landscaped gardens to the rear of the beach will tell you. You will...Albufeira
Situated at the bottom of a steep hill in front of the resort village of Oura, is one of Albufeira's best beaches. A long sweep of golden sand backed by a promenade lined with cafes, bars and some nice restaurants...Albufeira
The small cove that forms Praia dos Aveiros sits between the bustling main beaches of Albufeira and Praia da Oura. By local standards this is something of a hidden gem which...Albufeira