If you are heading to Portugal this summer and want to while away your days lying on the Algarve’s beautiful golden beaches, you’ll want to know the best spots to head to.
Our guide to the top shorelines in the Algarve will help you find some of the region’s hidden gems that you’re bound to fall in love with.
Costa Vicentina beaches
After you have hopped in your Algarve airport taxi, you’ll want to head to the Costa Vicentina area. That is because out of Portugal’s 200 km of coastline on the south-west, this is one of the best locations.
The beaches here are clean, quiet and pristine. You’ll find calmer shores and fewer tourists, and be able to experience the Algarve’s natural beauty.
Parque Natural da Ria Formosa
If getting back to nature is something that interests you, why not head to the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa?
This is a peaceful reserve, where visitors can enjoy still warmer waters and long stretches of coastline.
There are also several lagoons that are worth exploring, as well as islands you can visit during your stay, including the beautiful Culatra Island.
You can have also fun wildlife watching, spotting the many birds that come here, from brightly coloured flamingos to the rare purple swamphen.
This area is awash with animals, and you can slip off the beach for a day and head out on a boat tour to discover the many sea turtles and dolphins that swim around the coast.