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Best beaches in Portugal

Best beaches in Portugal

Portugal is probably the country with the most beautiful beaches in Europe. What is amazing is not just the beauty of these beaches but their wide variety.

 

Wherever you are in Portugal the sea is never far from you; even in big cities like Porto or Lisbon.

 

Discover the most beautiful beaches of Portugal and book your flights, accommodation, your tours and activities for a relaxing holiday under the sun of Portugal.

 


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Praia Nova

Porches - Lagoa - Algarve

Located at the foot of the "Capela Senhora da Rocha", one of the symbolic places of the Algarve, Praia Nova beach is perfect for a day of relaxation under the Algarve sun. This sheltered beach is located near another beach also awarded the title of the most beautiful beach in Europe, the  Cova Redonda beach. These two beaches are located in Porches, a small corner of paradise still little known by tourists. Book your flights to Faro (Porches is located 30 minutes by car - count 40 euros for a taxi transfer for 4 people) and your accommodation at the best price. 

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Faro (Porches is located 30 minutes by car - count 40 euros for a taxi transfer for 4 people) and your accommodation at the best price. 

 

 Where to stay: Located 200 metres from this beach, we advise you to book "Algarve Moments" a perfect apartment for 2-5 people or for a romantic getaway.

 


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Praia da Marinha

Lagoa - Algarve

Praia da Marinha is one of the most emblematic and beautiful beaches of Portugal, located on the Atlantic coast in Lagoa Municipality, Algarve.

 

In 1998, it was awarded with the distinguished "Golden Beach" award by the Portuguese Ministry of the Environment because of its outstanding natural qualities. Furthermore, many pictures of this beach have often been used in promotional material and "Guides of Portugal" distributed around the world.

 

This beach is not only for its beautiful cliffs, but also for the high quality of the water. Marinha Beach has often been used by international advertising agencies and by television producers in advertising campaigns. (©CC). 

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Faro (30min by car). 

 

 Where to stay: "Algarve Moments", is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking, snorkelling and fishing

 


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Praia de Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro - Algarve

The beach of Carvoeiro has been awarded the title of the most beautiful beach in Europe by travellers from all over the world. Colourful houses on the beach and lush greenery surround this idyllic beach.

 

Speaking of Paradise, if you want calm and privacy, climb to the heights of Carvoeiro and join the very discreet and beautiful beach of "Praia do Paraiso".

 

Book your flights to Faro, your accommodation at the best price in Carvoeiro and your best tours and activities in Algarve such as a 3-hour winery and coastline boat trip.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Faro (30 min by car). 

 

 Where to stay: For family holidays we recommend you book at the "Rocha Brava Village Resort" one of the most beautiful resorts in the Algarve. This resort is surrounded by nature and faces the sea. 

 


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Praia dos galapinhos

Setubal

Setubal is a charming city located north of Lisbon. This destination, still secret, will probably become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal. This city really deserves a visit. Its small historic centre and authentic cafés and restaurants are incredibly charming and the beaches of the Arrabida Natural Park are simply the most beautiful beaches in Europe!

 

We went there, it was magical! Praia dos Galapinhos is a sheltered sandy beach with crystal clear water, all in the middle of a protected nature reserve: a paradise on earth!

 

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Lisbon and set off to discover Setubal, just a 60-minute drive from the Portuguese capital.

 

 Where to stay:  If you want to stay in the historic centre of Setubal, book your room at the "Y.Baixa - Boutique Apartments".

 


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Cova Redonda

Porches - Lagoa - Algarve

The place is so beautiful, so romantic, that you might fall in love with anyone at first sight and make a marriage proposal! The beach of Cova Redonda was until recently inaccessible but, since it was rewarded among the most beautiful beaches in Europe, the authorities of Lagoa have built some stairs to get to it.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Faro (30 min by car) as well as your accommodation at the best price in Lagoa and your best tours and activities in the Algarve.

 

 Where to stay:  If you want to stay 400 metres from the beach of Cova Redonda and walk there every day, book your stay at "Algarve Moments".

 

For a 5-star stay and private and direct access to the beach, book your room at the "Vilalara Thalassa Resort".

 


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Dona Ana Beach

Lagos

Lagos is the landmark of English travellers. They particularly like the historical typical and authentic centre, the beach of Dona Ana (one of the symbols of the Algarve), the small cafés and seafood restaurants, the animated but not unbridled night life.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Faro (1h by car) and accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Lagos.. 

 

 Where to stay:  Book your room at the best price at the "Vila Graciosa - Tranquility Oasis". It offers an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by gardens and sun loungers.

 


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Berlengas Archipelago Beach

Peniche

Immerse yourself in pure nature far from pollution, big cities and stress, The sound of the waves, the scent of wild flowers and foam drive your worries away. Spend an amazing day on a vist to the Berlengas archipelago, a pirate-like setting where you can kayak, snorkel and explore the UNESCO Biosphere World Heritage site.

 

You can book your day tour to Berlengas Archipelago from Lisbon today, your transfer from Lisbon is included in the price as well as your boat trip to Berlanga Island. If you want to get there by yourself, Peniche is only 1 hour drive from Lisbon. You will just pay for the boat crossing to access the Berlengas Archipelago Nature Reserve.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Lisbon (1h by car) and your accommodation at the best price in Lisbon or Peniche

 

 Where to stay:  We recommend  the "Mercearia of Alegria Boutique B&B", (dating back from 1936).The  tradional grocery store has been fully renovated.

 


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Benagil Cave Secret beach

Carvoeiro - Lagoa

 It is the most famous secret beach in the world. You cannot miss this secret beach that seems to come out of a children's fairy tale. Benagil Cave is a perfect place for pirates to hide their treasure.

 

Located in Carvoeiro, in the municipality of Lagoa (Algarve), Benagil beach is only accessible by kayak or boat. This secret beach is located on the trail of the Seven hanging valleys, awarded the title of "Best hike in Europe".

 

You can see this secret beach from the sea but also from the land as you walk along this hike of rare beauty. To avoid a queue and enjoy the best prices you can book your tickets today for a visit to this unique place in the world.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Faro (30 min by car) and your accommodation at the best price in Lagoa. 

 

 Where to stay: We advise you to stay at "Algarve Moments", a perfect accommodation for a romantic holiday or a family holiday; this apartment, Algarve Moments, is located 200 metres from the most beautiful beaches of Algarve.

 

For higher budgets we recommend the "Alba Resort", the hotel was founded by the famous footballer of the Portuguese national team, Luis Figo.

 


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Falesia Beach

Olhos de Agua - Albufeira - Algarve

The Algarve is an incredible region for the beauty and diversity of its landscapes. You feel like you are in Australia or Colorado with endless sandy beaches; you can have  invigorating walks or simply rest in the sun.

 

Located in Olhos de Agua, a beautiful village near Albufeira and just 30 minutes from Faro airport, this beach is fantastic.

 

Book your flights to Faro and your accommodation in Olhos de Agua or Albufeira and your tours in Albufeira such as a "Dolphin watching cruise". 

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Faro (30 min by car) and your transfer

 

 Where to stay: We recommend the "Alfagar Village", one of the top rated establishments by travellers: it offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. 

 


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Senhor da Pedra beach

Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia is better known for its Port wine cellars than for its beaches; yet this city, one of the largest cities in Portugal, offers miles of beaches similar to Californian beaches.

 

We advise you to book your accommodation in "Porto Moments", located in the heart of the historical district of Gaia, near the Douro, rent a bike down the street Candido dos Reis and go to discover the Gaia. nature reserve.

 

On your way stop at Afurada, a colourful and authentic fishermen village,taste grilled sardines on large barbecues, watch children play in the street and locals chat, Go back in time to the Porto of 30 years ago. After a good meal, get back on your bike; beautiful landscapes, wild and endless beaches await you.

 

Take the bike path  to reach the beach of Senhor da Pedra, ranked among the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

 

Book your flights to Porto as well as your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Porto such as a River Douro 6 bridges cruise.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Porto (20 min by Metro or Taxi). 

 

 Where to stay:  We advise you to book your accommodation in "Porto Moments", located in the heart of the historical district.

 


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Cascais beach

Cascais - Lisbon

Cascais is the seaside resort of Lisbon's wealthy families. Cascais is chic, calm, sweet, beautiful, authentic. It is a perfect destination for an excursion outside Lisbon, an afternoon strolling around in town or resting on the beach.

 

Cascais is located 30 minutes drive from the Portuguese capital, 1 hour by public transport (take the train from Santos bus station to Lisbon).

 

Book your flights to Lisbon as well as your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Lisbon such as a "Sintra-Cascais-Estoril full day tour from Lisbon".

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Lisbon (30 min by car/ 50 by public transport). 

 

 Where to stay:  For an unforgettable stay, book your room at "The Charm of Cascais" a small hotel surrounded by a beautiful garden. 

 


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Azenhas do mar Beach

Azenhas do mar

If you love nature you will be satisfied: the beauty of this small village built on the side of a cliff is quite impressive. Azenhas do Mar faces the sea like the bow of a boat.

 

When the sea rises, it fills the natural pool below the village. This natural pool is the perfect place to swim under the currents. The beach is well sheltered from the winds, it is perfect to rest after a stroll in the very beautiful and authentic village of Azenhas do mar.

 

Azenhas do mar is located just 50 minutes from downtown Lisbon and 15 minutes from Sintra.

 

Book your flights to Lisbon and your accommodation at the best price today.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Lisbon (50 min by car). 

 

 Where to stay:  "Arribas Sintra Hotel" boasts panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

 


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Praia da Rocha

Portimao

Portimao is known as one of the most dynamic and lively cities in the Algarve. It is a perfect destination to enjoy sun and nightlife.

 

You can guess it from the picture: this beach owes its name to the rocks that are between the cliffs and the sea. The beach is quite busy in high season and very quiet in autumn, winter and spring.

 

Portimao is located 1 hour from Faro Airport and it is one of the most affordable cities for tourist rental in the Algarve.

 

Book your flights to Faro, your accommodation at the best price and your best tours and activities in the Algarve such as a "Sunset trip in a Classing"Volkswagen Van.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Faro (1h by car). 

 

 Where to stay:  "Clube Vilarosa" located 500 m from Praia da Rocha beach.

 


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Fuseta beach

Olhao

This region seems to have been blessed by gods. The Algarve will never stop surprising you with its idyllic beaches. Located just 30 minutes from Faro Airport, near Tavira, this beautiful, uncrowded  beach is perfect for sunbathing.

 

Located next to the fishing village of Fuseta , the beach has it all  for a 5-star holiday in one of the most beautiful regions of Europe.

 

Book your flights to Faro and your accommodation at the best price in The Algarve Pay less and travel more by booking your accommodation at the best price.

 

 How to get there:  Book your flights to Faro (30 min by car).

 

 Where to stay: During our stay near this beach we stayed at the "Vila Monte Farm House" located in Moncarapacho, just a few minutes from the beach. The hotel is a marvel. 


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Zambujeira do mar beach

Zambujeira do mar - Alentejo Region

Zambujeira do mar is an unspoilt, quite secret place, located in the "Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano" in the Alentejo region, one of the wildest and most beautiful regions of Portugal.

 

This beach is perfect for lovers of nature and open spaces. Located 1h40 by car from Faro airport, this beach and all the coast of Alentejo, is a refuge for those who want to escape the big crowds.

 

Spend less and travel more by booking your flights to Faro and accommodation at the best price in Zambujeira do mar.

 

 How to get there: Book your flights to Faro (1h30 by car). 

 

 Where to stay:  "Herdade Amália" Offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace

 


 

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