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Praia de Galapos
A very beautiful beach, with crystal clear waters, ideal for families, surrounded by the imposing Arrábida mountain. It has a good quality restaurant that serves tidbits.
Praia do Portinho da Arrábida
2925, Portinho da Arrábida
A small beach with a reacreational port and a rather rich variety of maritime fauna. In the vicinity there is a cave, the Lape de Santa Margarida, with vestiges of the power paleolithic man. In the distance, one may see the Fortress of Our Lady of Arrábida. Quality restaurants with typical dishes, where the Azeitão cheese, the honey and the wine stand out.
Praia da Figueirinha
2900, Praia da Figueirinha
Quite a lovely beach where envrionmental lessons take place. It has a library, radio and first aid. There are boats for rental. It has a somewhat high priced quality restaurant. A lot of traditional commerce.
Praia da Ilha de Faro
A wide stretch of sand, between the sea and the Ria Formosa, located at 8 km from the city of Faro. It is accessible by boat, from Faro, or by car and across a bridge. The existence of constructions have stolen some of its natural beauty, but brought along more liveliness in the summer. It has excellent conditions for sports such as rowing, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, skating, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics and others.
Praia da Ilha do Farol
A wid stretch of sand, accessible only by boat. The trips costs 1.50 €. Both the river and the sea beaches have good quality water and charming landscapes. It is possible to rent a house locally.
Praia da Ilha da Culatra
A beach with a wide stretch of sand in a picturesque fishing village. The boats that take one to this dream beach depart from Olhão at a price of 1 €. It has good quality restaurants with fine shellfish and reasonable prices.
Ilha Deserta (Ilha da Barreta)
One may only get to this beach by boat or by water taxi from the Porta Nova Docks, in Faro. It is absolutely wonderful, with its sand, its quality waters and several diversions.
Rua da Corredoura
River Beach located in the Serra da Estrela mountains, very frequented not only by the potentialities of the River Zêzere, but also because it offers toilets, campsites, picnic Park, parking and a good beach.
Avenida D. Manuel I
A recreational port with place for 300 yachts between 6 and 20 metres, a waiting dock for refuelling, a ramp for small boats, parking and nautical installations, including the Club Naval da Calhetra )Naval Club of Calheta).
Praia de Dona Ana
A sand shell between colourful cliffs, with interesting rocky formations. Quite attended by tourists, it has calm, crystal clear water. One must not miss the guided boat tours of the coastal caves. There are several restaurants that serve typical dishes.