Beaches of Albufeira

District of Faro

Most popular beaches in the Algarve

Blue Flag Beaches
Portugal's Summer Capital: the beaches of Albufeira, most with the Blue Flag seal of superior quality of the beaches, are among the most beautiful from Europe.
Cliffs, old fishing villages. Restless nights. Excellent cuisine and good wines.
So let's set out to discover these hidden treasures of the Algarvian coast, the South Atlantic Coast!

Guia de Albufeira
Praia da Falésia, Albufeira © /Images of Portugal


In Albufeira begins the Barlavento: more than 100 km of beautiful beaches, in towards the west of the Algarvian Coast, to the Costa Vicentina, in the municipality (municipality) of Aljezur.

The best beaches in the Algarve, according to the preference of visitors, are in the Warward Algarve: Albufeira, Portimão and Lagos, just to mention the top of the podium of the Algarve beaches.

The visiting champion
The most visited city in the Algarve, Albufeira hosts more than 6 million visitors. See The Best of Albufeira

The municipality (municipality) of Albufeira alone, in 2021, hosted 11% of visitors to the country, even more than the capital, Lisbon, according to official statistical data (INE).

Albufeiras: Beaches, Sun and Night

Summer capital in Portugal, Albufeira enchants visitors with its white houses, its narrow streets and its restaurants, bars and cafes always full of happy people and beautiful. Its stores and souvenirs delight tourists from all over the world. Day and night the animation does not stop.

"But it was the beaches that gave Albufeira international renown. And they are all different, each with its own charm. The variety is great and begins to west on Praia dos Salgados with its white sand dunes. sands succeed each other framed by rocks sculpted by erosion such as Galé, Castelo, São Rafael or Arrifes.

The city also has beaches – Fishermen, Túnel, Alemães and Inatel - accessible from a short walk. And the offer continues eastwards, rivaling in beauty and animation in the Praias da Oura, Santa Eulália, Maria Luísa and Olhos de Água which has springs of fresh water in the middle of the beach. The boundary of the county is marked by the long sandy beach of Praia da Falésia - kilometers of beach bordered by the cliff that gave it its name, which slopes in golden, coppery and reddish hues. An image that gains more intensity in the late afternoon light and that remains in our memory" [Visit Portugal].

Beaches in the Center of Albufeira

Visitors don't need to go far to enjoy the incredible beauties of Albufeira. a few minutes walking from the city center you will be going down the cliff to enjoy the sand and the sea blue-green beaches of Peneco (to the west) and Pescadores (to the east). Check it out on the map below!

Praia do Peneco e dos Pescadores em Albufeira, Distrito de Faro (Algarve), Sul de Portugal © / Google
Praia do Peneco and Pescadores in Albufeira, District of Faro (Algarve), Southern Portugal © / Google

More than 20 high quality beaches

The municipality's biggest attraction, Albufeira's beaches are among the most beautiful in Europe. Some of them are even among the most beautiful in the world. Let's set out to discover these treasures hidden from the Algarve coast, the South Atlantic Coast of Portugal!

30 km of beautiful beaches

To the east, the beaches of Albufeira stretch for 30 km from Praia da Falésia (next to Praia de Vilamoura) to, to the west, Praia da Balbina. Of these beaches, the highlights are precisely Praia da Falésia, Praia dos Pescadores and Praia da Coelha.

The beautiful Praia da Falésia

Among the beautiful beaches of Albufeira, the highlight goes without a doubt to the beautiful Praia da Falésia (image above), considered the most beautiful beach in the Algarve.

Praia dos Pescadores em Albufeira, Distrito de Faro (Algarve), Sul de Portugal © /Images of Portugal
Praia dos Pescadores in Albufeira, District of Faro (Algarve), Southern Portugal © /Images of Portugal

Top beaches in Albufeira

See below a quick tour of the best beaches in Albufeira:

Peneco or Tunnel Beach

It is one of the beaches in the center of the city. Praia do Peneco or Túnel has easy access, on foot from the center of Albufeira. Beautiful view, long and wide beach, waves quiet. And this whole complex is framed by colorful cliffs from which the white houses in the city. One of our favorites.

Find out more: Praia do Peneco or Túnel

Praia do Peneco (ou do Túnel) em Albufeira, Distrito de Faro (Algarve), Sul de Portugal © / Images of Portugal
Praia do Peneco (or Túnel) in Albufeira, District of Faro (Algarve), Southern Portugal © / Images of Portugal

Fisherman's Beach

It is another beach in the city center of Albufeira. The Fisherman's Beach is one of the postcards of the Algarve coast. Also easily accessible on foot from the city centre.

An incredibly beautiful beach. In the background, the colorful cliff and the white houses of Albufeira. On the horizon, the blue sea is inviting for a swim. Another favorite beach of ours.

Find out more: Praia dos_pescadores_albufeira

Praia da Falésia

It is the easternmost beach in the municipality (municipality) of Albufeira. The Praia da Falésia It has a long stretch of sand framed by colorful cliffs (cliffs) as far as the eye can see.

Find out more: Praia da Falésia

Beaches (Praias) of Albufeira

In the western part of the Algarve - also known as Barlavento - here are the beautiful beaches of Albufeira.

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