Portugal Beaches

Portugal is a country known for its beautiful beaches and stunning coastline. From the sandy beaches of Praia de Benagil to the surfing destination of Praia Foz do Lizandro, this guide offers a complete list of the top beaches to visit in Portugal. Each beach offers something unique, such as the Algar de Benagil cave at Praia de Benagil, the little European bee-eaters at Praia Barranco das Belharucas, and the breathtaking backdrop of cliffs at Praia Dona Ana. Explore the full list below and plan your beach holiday in Portugal.

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Top Beaches in Portugal


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

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Located just a few kilometers from Cabo da Roca in the municipality of Sintra (Colares), Lisbon District, Port...

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Sao Joao das Lampas

Praia da Aguda, situated in the Lisbon District of Portugal, is a picturesque and natural beach that stretches...

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Praia da Almagreira, an immaculate beach with breathtaking cliffs, is situated within a short distance from th...

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

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Located in the Mafra municipality, roughly 10 kilometers north of Ericeira, Portugal, lies the idyllic Praia d...

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

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

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

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

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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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Best Time to Visit Portugal

The best time to visit Portugal is during the months of June to September. This is when the weather is warm and sunny, perfect for spending time on the beaches along the coast. The sea temperature is ideal for swimming, and outdoor activities such as hiking and exploring the beautiful countryside become more enjoyable. The evenings are balmy, ideal for sipping local wines and trying delicious seafood in the alfresco restaurants. These months are also the peak tourist season, so expect the crowds and higher prices for accommodation and tours. However, the vibrant and festive atmosphere that comes with the summer months, combined with the beautiful weather, make Portugal an ideal destination to visit during the summer.

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