Discover the Beaches of Albufeira November 1, 2022
Praia da Galé
Praia da Galé is one of the best beaches in The Algarve. If you are wondering how to best get a taste of the local life in Albufeira, be sure to check out this golden stretch of sand. It’s much less crowded than some other beaches in town, but it’s not for lack of things to do.
The east end of the beach consists of shallow waters, striking rock formations, and even some caves that you can explore! The west end of the beach is more like a classic beach, with vast expanses of soft sand and swaying palm trees. This is also a popular area for watersports like jet skiing and surfing. The beach is backed by beach bars and restaurants, and you can rent out sunbeds and umbrellas from these establishments.If you want to stay close to this beautiful beach, book a room at the beachfront Salgados Dunas Suites.
Praia da Falésia
Praia da Falésia is often considered one of the best beaches in the entire world. The name is well deserved (picture a mini–Grand Canyon in front of the ocean), and that’s basically Praia da Falésia. Walking along the sand will give you a sense of how massive the cliffs are, and their orange hues contrast spectacularly with the blue water and green pine trees that line them.
In addition to the breathtaking views, Praia da Falésia offers visitors a wide array of beach day activities. Beachcombing, sea glass hunting, and clamming are popular during low tide. You could also hike up the cliffs and take in epic views from above. Beach games and watersports are other popular pastimes, including diving, surfing, and paragliding.