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Algarve Beaches

Algarve is a beautiful region located in Portugal, known for its stunning beaches and picturesque landscapes.

Praia de Benagil is a stunning beach situated a mere 15-minute drive from the city center of Carvoeiro. Its most striking feature is the nearby Algar de Benagil cave, which features a large circular hole in its ceiling, allowing for an awe-inspiring view as sunlight streams in. Praia Barranco das Belharucas is located approximately 5 kilometers east of Albufeira and derives its name from the little European bee-eater birds that nest in the cliff side, creating a unique wilderness experience. Praia Do Carvalho was previously accessible solely by boat due to its secluded location, but this inaccessibility was resolved by excavating a tunnel within the surrounding cliff. Praia Dona Ana is a charming beach located in Lagos, with a stunning backdrop of warm colored cliffs that provide a beautiful contrast to the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Lastly, Praia Marinha is located on the southern coast of Portugal, near the city of Carvoeiro, and one of the main attractions of this beach is cliff diving, which is made possible by the surrounding landscape.

For more detailed information on these beaches, including a map of their locations, refer to our guide below. The guide also provides a more extensive list of beaches in the Algarve region, the best time to visit, and much more.

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Carvoeiro

The stunning Praia de Benagil beach is situated a mere 15-minute drive from the city center of Carvoeiro in Po...

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Albufeira

The Praia Barranco das Belharucas beach, located approximately 5 kilometers east of Albufeira in Portugal, boa...

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Lagos

Praia da Batata, situated in Lagos, Portugal, boasts of a picturesque expanse of golden sand, rendering it an ...

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Albufeira

This beautiful beach is located about 6 kilometers from the city of Albufeira and is known for its stunning ro...

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Sagres

Praia da Figueira, situated in Sagres, Portugal, is a serene destination known for its secluded and charming a...

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Sagres

Located in Sagres, Portugal, Praia da Salema offers a family-friendly atmosphere, welcoming children to enjoy ...

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Sagres

Located in Sagres, Portugal, Praia das Furnas is a captivating sand beach that exudes a peaceful ambiance. It ...

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Portimao

The Praia de João de Arens beach, situated in a charming cove on the fringes of Portimao, Portugal, is a nudis...

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Albufeira

If you're searching for the perfect spot to spend a day at the beach with your furry friend or to indulge in a...

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Vilamoura

Praia de Vale do Lobo, located in Vilamoura, Portugal, is a sandy beach that is fully accessible to individual...

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Portimao

The Praia do Amado beach, situated on the periphery of Portimao in Portugal, boasts a sandy terrain regularly ...

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Sagres

Praia do Beliche is a beautiful nudist beach located in Sagres, Portugal. This beach is covered in fine-graine...

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Best Time to Visit Algarve

The best time to visit Algarve in Portugal is during the months of May through September. This time of the year offers the perfect weather for swimming in the sea, spending time on the beach, and doing outdoor activities. The temperature during this period is generally warm and sunny, with minimal rainfall that makes it ideal for engaging in various water sports like surfing. The clear and calm water is also ideal for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. The summer months of July and August are the busiest due to the school holidays, but it is still a great time to visit with plenty of fun activities and events to enjoy. Overall, Algarve's charm and mild weather are best experienced during these months!

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