Faro District, Portugal

Beach Olhos de Água

Beach Olhos de Água is a picturesque beach situated in the town of Albufeira, Portugal. The beach is named after the freshwater springs that emerge from the sand during low tide at the eastern end of the beach. These springs can be clearly seen bubbling up through the sand, providing a unique and refreshing sight. The beach is surrounded by ochre cliffs and is known for its diverse natural features including limestone cliffs, rugged rock formations, and golden sand. These rock formations create a variety of intriguing features such as reefs, pools, arches, coves, and small sheltered bays, particularly in the beach's western section. The intertidal zone is home to a variety of marine life including limpets, barnacles, sea anemones, and colourful algae. Despite the growth of the surrounding village, Beach Olhos de Água has preserved its serene environment, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of neighbouring towns. It is not typically crowded, especially on weekdays, providing a tranquil atmosphere for visitors. The beach is well-equipped with amenities including sunshade rentals, showers, and outdoor parking. For dining options, there are several sea-facing restaurants in the vicinity, in addition to a bar. Public toilets are available, albeit located at the restaurant at the end of the beach and require a code to access. The beach also features a small boulevard area and a scenic lookout spot at one end. Access to Beach Olhos de Água is made easy by a paved road that passes through the village of Olhos de Água and is marked in Albufeira and on the EN 125 road. The beach can be reached via a ramp and stairs. Visitors can also take various forms of transportation to reach the beach, including Uber. The surrounding area also offers well-maintained paths for hiking.

What to do at Beach Olhos de Água?


Beach Olhos de Água amenities include parking, toilet and shower.


You can enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the bars situated on the beach.


Best restaurants near Beach Olhos de Água include Pickwicks Tavern, La Cigale, Restaurant O'Cantil, Glorys, Restaurante Sol and Restaurante Il Basilico Algarve.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight the beauty and tranquility of the beach, with many praising its clean waters, stunning views, and the opportunity for low-level exploration and hiking. The beach's quieter spots away from the entrance and the nearby hiking paths are particularly appreciated. However, some visitors express dissatisfaction with the crowded entrance and the requirement to eat at the cafe to use the toilet facilities.

Where is Beach Olhos de Água?

Latitude: 37.0894532 / Longitude: -8.192082

Beach Olhos de Água is located in Faro District. The following map of Beach Olhos de Água shows the exact location.

Where to Stay near Beach Olhos de Água?

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