Last update: June 2023
Barlavento and Sotavento
From Costa Vicentina
in the Algarve to the right bank of the Guadiana
on the border with Spain, the Algarve
offers us around 200 km of beautiful beaches.
This meeting of blue or greenish sea, sun and nature created
beaches shaped in a scenario of great beauty: golden sands, ocher or reddish cliffs.
Praia da Marinha, Lagoa © /RTA
It forms the western part of the Algarve; for many, the best beaches in Portugal are to be found in
(Western Algarve) extends from Aljezur
(the Costa Vicentina
) to Albufeira
Best Beaches in Barlavento
From Albufeira to Aljezur, there are several km of beautiful beaches. Highlights are:
: Praia dos Pescadores, Praia do Peneco, Praia do Inatel
: Praia da Rocha, Prainha, Praia dos Três Castelos
: Praia do Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, Praia da Marinha
: Praia da Dona Ana, Praia da Ponta da Piedade, Praia do Camilo
Find out more: Beaches of the Barlavento
, on the other hand, corresponds to the eastern coast of the District of Faro (Algarve).
(Eastern Algarve) extends from Faro
Vila Real de Santo Antônio
, already on the border with Spain.
Best Sotavento Beaches
From Loulé to Vila Real de Santo Antônio there are km with beautiful beaches, whose highlights are:
: Almancil, Quarteira, Vilamoura
: Praia de Faro, Praia do Farol, Praia da Ilha Deserta
: Praia da Fuseta, Praia da Armona, Praia da Culatra
Find out more: Praias do Sotavento
Top beaches in the Algarve
Check out our selection of the best beaches in the Algarve below.
More details : Best Beaches in Algarve
1. Praia da Rocha
Postcard of Portugal and the Algarve, the world famous Praia da Rocha
, in Portimão,
It is considered one of the most beautiful.
Marinha Beach, Lagoa, County of Faro, Algarve © /RTA
2. Praia da Marinha
The beautiful Praia da Marinha
, in the municipality of Lagoa, is also among the favorites of dockers.
Other beautiful beaches in the municipality (municipality) of Albufeira also attract thousands of visitors throughout the year.
Falésia Beach, Albufeira, Distrito de Faro (Algarve) © / RTA
Discover the Algarve