The Western Algarve offer some of the best beaches in the world.
Regardless of whether you enjoy a long expanse of gently shelving sand to the sea or a small, secluded rocky cove, the Western Algarve can provide whichever you prefer.
Listed below are a few of those available.
The Meia Praia’s crescent shape frames 6km of beach which makes it a favourite for regular visitors to Lagos and is probably one of the best beaches in the world. Stretching to the Alvor estuary the Meia Praia begins just behind the old fishing docks at the edge of Lagos town. The beach is lined with an assortment of bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a cocktail, meal or a simple drink as the sun goes down and there is plenty of parking available along the whole beach.
Also known as the Town beach, Batata lies at the entrance to the Marina and offers its visitors the opportunity to watch majestic yachts enter and leave the Marina. With soft golden sand that shelves gently into the sea it is the ideal place to laze away the day, whilst having the convenience of being close to the old town.
One of the most photographed beaches in the Algarve and very popular with a backdrop of beautiful cliffs that offer some welcome shade. The beach is divided into two parts with the furthest end accessible at low tide or at any time if you don’t mind getting wet to the waist. There is plenty of parking but be prepared to take the steps down to the sand!!
Praia do Camilo is a secluded little beach on the road to Ponte de Piedad with crystal clear waters and picturesque cliff formations. The views from the cliffs here are simply astonishing which makes it a good spot to embark on a cliff walk. The shallow, rocky seabed attracts diverse marine life and is a great spot for snorkelling.e. This is a beautiful beach.
Praia Porto do Mos is at the western end of Lagos. This long stretch of sand is ideal for a long beach walk and with a beach bar restaurant is an ideal place to spend the day. Parking is plentiful and with direct access to the beach, Porto do Mos is much more user friendly than some of the other beaches with long step access.
Praia do Alvor is almost a continuation of the beautiful beach of Meia Praia in Lagos. Seperated by the Alvor Esturary this long expanse of soft golden sand gently shelves into the blue water of the Atlantic.