If you love relaxing on the beach in the summer sun then you should consider the Algarve for your next holiday. This beautiful part of Portugal has a number of award winning sandy beaches ideal for the whole family. You can book your holidays to Algarve destinations online now.
Many people book holidays to Algarve resorts just to enjoy the amazing stretches of golden sand. The beaches here are wonderful and the climate is warm and sunny. A number of beaches have achieved the coveted Blue Flag award which recognises the cleanliness and safety of the sand and water.
There are a good variety of beaches on offer as well from small sheltered coves through to vast stretches of golden sand. Here are just some of the top beaches available for your holidays to Algarve.
1. Ilha de Tavira
This beautiful island offers one of the most popular beaches in Algarve, Praia das Cascas. There is a warm lagoon that offers safe bathing for young children, a long expanse of soft golden sand and some good local facilities.
2. Praia da Armona
Extensive lagoons are formed by the islands of Farol, Culatra and Armona. These lagoons are beautiful and make up a stunning nature reserve known as Ria Formosa. There are plenty of ferry boats operating out to the lovely beach of Pria da Armona and there is a restaurant and toilet facilities available.
3. Praia Verde
This beach follows the coastline west towards Tavira. The lush green landscape surrounds a safe expansive of sandy beach that is a must if you are booking holidays to Algarve with a young family. You can drive to this beach and there is a good parking area and some local facilities.
4. Praia da Falésia
The distinctive red cliffs surrounding the beach create a sheltered area which is protected from chilly northern winds. This is ideal if you are visiting later in the season. The beach can be reached by road and there are toilets, parking areas and a restaurant.
5. Ilha de Faro
This sandy beach is very close to the busy town of Faro and so can get quite crowded on warm days. However because of its popularity there are also lots of good facilities here including a choice of restaurants and shops and also a water sports centre.
If you love beach holidays then the Algarve is the perfect destination for you. There are a number of excellent beaches to choose from when you are booking holidays Algarve locations.