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Beaches

Tavira Island

Tavira Island

Faro

The beach is located at the eastern end of Ilha de Tavira, close to Barra do Cochicho, right in front of the city of Tavira itself.

Arrifana

Arrifana

Algarve

This beach nestles in a beautiful shell-shaped cove, sheltered from the cold north wind and the waves coming from the same direction.

Manta Rota

Manta Rota

Algarve

This is an extensive beach linked to the town of Manta Rota, which still retains some of its original character as a fishing village, although it is now an important tourist centre.

Monte Gordo

Monte Gordo

Algarve

This area shows signs of human settlement from long ago, having been used for many centuries by fishing communities.

Odeceixe

Odeceixe

Algarve

The road to the beach winds its way for three kilometres along a lush green valley by the side of the Ribeira de Ceixe, through planted fields that are gradually replaced by marshland.

Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha

Algarve

With a vast and spacious area of sand, stretching over more than one kilometre, protected by warm-coloured and aesthetically shaped cliffs, Praia da Rocha is an increasingly popular beach.

Loriga

Loriga

Seia

This beach is right inside the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, in the Loriga glacial valley, traces of which are still visible.

Porto Santo

Porto Santo

Madeira

Another of those chosen by consumers as being amongst the most beautiful beaches in Europe, ranking in 8th place.

Comporta

Comporta

Comporta

Located on the southern tip of the Tróia Peninsula, the huge sandy extent of Comporta Beach is a regular summer favourite, given good means of access and plenty of parking space.

Berlenga Island

Berlenga Island

Peniche

On Berlenga island, in a small cove where the ferry boat lands, the small Carreiro do Mosteiro Beach is capable of meeting the highest standards of any sunbather.

Praia do Norte – Nazaré

Praia do Norte – Nazaré

Nazaré

Located to the north of the imposing Nazaré Promontory, better known as “Sítio”, Praia do Norte is not a supervised beach and its feel is a little wild, with dunes that preserve the original vegetation.

Praia da Salema

Praia da Salema

Vila do Bispo

Located halfway between Sagres and Lagos, Salema Beach has long been used by fishermen, an activity that continues as any early morning visitor to the beach will discover.