Amoreira Beach

A popular local beach, a little off the beaten track

This lovely beach is a little off the beaten track to most visitors and about 4km to the nearest town of Aljezur but it is a very popular destination for locals all the same and the usual surf lovers who prefer this western coast. Situated within the Costa Vicentina National Park, the valley leading up to the beach is almost devoid of habitation save a few villas who enjoy an uninterrupted view.

Amoreira differs from the other beaches as it actually forms part of the estuary of the Ribeiro de Aljezur, at the mouth of the river. With trademark Algarve golden sands, the beach wraps back all along the river's edge into the valley which proves to be just as popular as the beach itself. The river is often used for kayaking excursions and sometimes swimming although visitors should be cautious of strong currents and check the tides.

The beach itself is a long stretch of sand with a restaurant at one end and space for parking, there are toilets attached to the restaurant and in summer season they have life guards. Access to the beach is along a long level road through the valley. Follow signs via Aljezur towards Rogil, just past a large municipal sports hall there is a road to the left leading to the beach.