Algarve Beaches & Water Sports

The beaches on the Algarve coast - images, actual information, weather forecast and maps for almost 140 great beaches from Praia de Santo António near the estuary of the river Guadiana, the eastern border of the Algarve to Andalusia in Spain to Praia to Praia de Odeceixe-Mar on the unspoiled western Costa Vicentina near the border to the Alentejo.

With 210 km shoreline and more than 300 days of sunshine per year the Algarve has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Extremely clear water, spectacular cliffs with hidden creeks, endless sand beaches, protected by dunes and a mild Atlantic breeze make this place so special. Actually, the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) has awarded more than 350 facilities (beaches and marinas) in Portugal, more than 90 of them in the Algarve, the “Blue Flag” for quality of water, sanitary installation, parking place, lifeguard and other available services.
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