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Beach in Portugal
Praia do Ancão
A beach with a rather wide stretch of sand where the Ria Formosa begins. Located by a luxury tourism village, the sand is very clean, the water of good quality and there are several backup equipments. One may practise several nautical sports or simply rent a parasol for resting in the shade. There are fine restaurants and night animation in the area.
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.
Praia do Barril
A much attended beach by tourists, at the Natural Park of Ria Formosa. One may get there by a red mini-train that connects Pedras de El-Rei and the beach for 2€, which is a lovely ride. At the end of the trip, one views the white sand that stretches on to the horizon and the calm, warm water. The terraces on the beach were once tuna fishing installations, now reconverted. There are some quality restaurants nearby.
Praia de São Martinho do Porto
2460, São Martinho do Porto
Located in a bay, with fine waters, this beach has a sheltering port. From the Facho Hill one enjoys unique views of the Bay of São Martinho do Porto, by the amazing dunes of Salir do Porto.
Praia de Quião
4490, A Ver-o-Mar
A beach where people still get sargasso. It is rather calm.
Praia do Fragosinho
4490, A Ver-o-Mar
A small, slightly rocky beach, with a fine quality restaurant.
Lapa dos Dinheiros
Little river beach, calm and pleasant, located in Lapa dos Dinheiros, surrounded by verdant slopes and wild waterfalls. It offers a nice snack-bar with terrace.
A beach located in the middle of the Cascais line, very well conceited, located by the mouth of the Tejo river and the fortress of São Julião da Barra.Rather sought after mostly by the youngsters, it has good conditions for winsurfing and there is even a windsurf school there.There are hal a dozen bars and restaurants that offer good mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Rua da Praia Formosa
Beach located ten minutes away by car from Funchal city centre. It has two small beaches of sand and one with shingles, called Arieiro. It has Blue flag and is watched by a team of lifeguards. It is an attractive spot because it offers many sports practice and a lively nightlife. It has three healthcare assistance posts, WC, playground for children from 2 to 12, car park and locker rooms.
Largo do Socorro
Beach located in the old town area, right next to the São Tiago Fortress. It is a seaside complex with pool and access to the sea, with good conditions for visitors and certified water with Blue Flag. It has locker rooms, WC, lockers, playground and fist aid sickberth.