Discover the best beaches in Algarve

Algarve is, for many, a synonym of gorgeous beaches, warm weather and, above all… vacations. Throughout the year, and especially during summer, many Portuguese and foreigners travel to the south of Portugal looking for warm waters, rocky landscapes and vast landscapes of sand.

With so many beaches to visit, how can you make your choice? To help, we gathered a list of the best beaches in Algarve to ease your task of deciding the best travel destination in the region. Don’t waste your time and start exploring right away! 

Praia de Moledo

1.     Cacela Velha beach

This beach is still a mystery for many Portuguese, which makes it a treasure to be discovered in the Algarve region. This beach is only accessible by boat when the tide is high. However, when the tide starts to lower, it’s very common to see people crossing the water flow by foot to reach the beach.
When the tide is low, it’s possible to see the landscape marked by small sand banks emerging from Ria Formosa. If you stay until the sunset, you will be even more amazed by this beach.


2.     3 Irmãos beach

3 Irmãos beach, in Portimão, gains its name due to the three rock formations emerging from the sea. With an extensive sand landscape and many surounding vegetation, this is one of the best beaches in Algarve, according to who visits the region, and a must in your itinerary.


3.     Dona Ana beach, Lagos

In 2013, Condé Nast elected Dona Ana beach as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The distinction already has a few years, but the beauty remains until nowadays. The crystal-clear waters and rocky formations fascinate who visits it and attract tourists from all over the world.


4.     Fuseta beach

This is another beach in Algarve only accessible by boat. Here, it is possible to appreciate the many charms of Ria Formosa through a boat ride and even stop at some of the many desert beaches formed by the sand banks that emerge when the tide is low.

5.      Camilo beach, Lagos

This is one of the most appreciated beaches in Algarve, both for its landscapes and calm and crystal-clear waters. At the top of its rock formations it is possible to have a privileged view of the beach.


6.     Odeceixe beach, Aljezur

Located at the border with Alentejo, this is the perfect beach for a family vacation, with many surrounding structures for safety. The viewpoint Ponte da Barca guarantees an amazing view for the nature lovers.


7.     Rocha beach, Portimão

Rocha beach is a touristic paradise for the ones looking for clear waters, fine sand and na array of services. Even though it doesn’t possess any peculiar natural landscape, it’s a great place for the ones who enjoy wantching the sunset, with a drink on their hand and a privileged view.


How to visit the best beaches in AlgarveComo visitar as melhores praias do Algarve

Algarve has a lot to offer when it comes to beaches and natural landscapes. One of the best ways to get to know the region very well is through a car rental. This solution will guarantee a trip with all the freedom you need.

With Enterprise, you can rent a car in Albufeira and Lagos and use these cities as a starting point for your roadtrip. Discover the best beaches in Algarve with all the comfort and freedom you need and enjoy your trip to the max!