Some of the best beaches in Portugal and Europe are to be found in this region. Every year, the Algarve sees a gratifying number of its beaches awarded with the European Union ‘Blue Flag’ - testifying to the quality of both the water and beach environment.
Along over 150 kilometres of coastline, there are many high quality beaches to choose from. Plunge into warm, clear waters and enjoy clean, open sands.
Experience the picturesque natural landscapes of Monte Clérigo, Arrifana, Castelejo, Salema and Burgau beaches on the Costa Vicentina. Or explore the sea caves cut into the rocks of the Western Algarve, between Sagres and Faro. In the east, enjoy being out on the ocean by sailing between the islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park.