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The best beaches in Albufeira

The beaches in Albufeira stretch approximately 20 km along the coast of the Algarve in Portugal. Among the reasons for this region of the Algarve to be such a popular area are the hotels, restaurants, shops, and above all, the beaches.

The beaches in Albufeira

Among the beach options in Albufeira, we find some with natural pools formed by rocks and others with the perfect tranquility for a Stand-Up Paddle ride. We also find some with excellent underwater spots for diving and others with some of the best beachfront bars in the region. Partying is also present in some of these beaches.

The 7 best beaches in Albufeira

Albufeira has fantastic beaches for all tastes. To make the most of your visit there, we have prepared a list of the 7 best beaches in Albufeira:

  1. Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman’s Beach)
  2. Praia da Oura (Oura Beach)
  3. Praia de São Rafael (São Rafael Beach)
  4. Praia da Falésia (Falésia beach)
  5. Praia dos Olhos de Água (Olhos de Água Beach)
  6. Praia da Galé (Galé Beach)
  7. Praia do Barranco das Belharugas (Barranco das Belharugas Beach)

Check out a preview of each of these beautiful beaches!

Praia dos Pescadores

Praia dos Pescadores is an urban beach that has all the amenities and services. It has restaurants, cafes and two parking lots. It is considered the most popular beach in the Albufeira beach region due to its golden sands and blue sea. It usually hosts concerts and New Year’s parties, which attracts more visitors to the beach. Find out where the name of Praia dos Pescadores comes from and how to get there.

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Praia da Oura

Praia da Oura has around 1 km of sand and is surrounded by beautiful rock formations. It has a wide variety of restaurants and bars. The beach crowd is usually younger, which makes it known for bachelor parties. Learn more about praia da Oura. Find out more about Praia da Oura in Albufeira!

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Praia de São Rafael

São Rafael beach is surrounded by rocks and small rock formations along the entire beach. It is less crowded than the other beaches in Albufeira. It is highly recommended for diving as the rock formations extend underwater. Find out more about São Rafael beach in Albufeira.

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Praia da Falésia

Falesia beach is a sandy beach that stretches for over 5.5 km, one of the widest in Albufeira. Due to its calm and rock-free sea, it is suitable for families, perfect to swim with the children and practice stand-up paddle.

The beach usually receives a lot of visitors, especially in the summer. Find out why Falésia beach is so popular and how to get there.

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Praia dos Olhos de Água

The Olhos de Água beach is located in a nice village that descends to the cliffs next to the beach. Fishermen still occupy the beach with their artisanal fishing boats. The location is ideal for a peaceful vacation, without too much hustle. Find out how to get to Olhos de Água beach and where to stay there.

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Praia da Galé

Praia da Galé is one of the most remote beaches in Albufeira and is one of the few that is not between rocks. The beach has many bars and is usually more lively and youthful. Find out more about the bars on Galé beach.

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Praia do Barranco das Belharucas

Barranco das Belharucas beach is quieter than the others. Many photographers from all over the world visit this beach looking for the best shot of its beautiful color contrast between the sand and the sea. Find out how to get there and where to stay at Barranco das Belharucas beach.

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Visit the beaches in Albufeira

I believe you can already see how it is very worthwhile to visit the beaches in Albufeira. There are beaches for all tastes, offering the necessary infrastructure, and which are considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal.

Whether with a rented vehicle or with a bus ticket, I highly recommend setting aside a few days of vacation to discover these beauties in Albufeira!

Luiza Bergamini

Luiza Bergamini


Graduated in Tourism at Faculdade Anhembi Morumbi in São Paulo, Luiza is fluent in English and is passionate about travel and nature. She currently works with student tourism and loves to discover new cultures.

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