Handpicked by a Algarve Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Beaches for Families in Algarve'.

We can help you find the perfect family friendly beach! From East to West, here are the best beaches for a great family day out in the Algarve. Almost every beach along the coast is great for families from small coves to long sandy beaches. Some are easier acess with great beach restaurants and some do tend to get some surf, particularly the beaches on the west coast - the Costa Vicentina. Most beaches have life guards during the summer months. Check our our Top 10 Algarve beaches for more ideas!

Praia Gale Beach

In the area of Galé, between Armação de Pêra and Albuferia, you have a great selection of beaches. This area is less developed than neighbouring Albufeira, the coastline being dotted with villas and low rise luxury complexes. There are enough beaches here to suit all tastes. From west to east…. Praia da Galé is a continuation of the beach at Armação. The western part is wide and ...

Alvor Beach

Of all the beaches in the Portimão – Alvor area, this is a favourite with many people. Praia de Alvor has everything necessary for a quality beach experience. The beach is several kilometres of the finest white sands and forms an immense natural bay with views across to neighbouring Lagos. Inland you can see the Monchique Mountains and the quaint village of Alvor. Access onto the beach ...

Praia Grande - Ferragudo Beach

Praia Grande in Ferragudo is a broad expanse of white sand, on the eastern side of the River Arade, opposite Praia da Rocha. Protected at its western extremity by a pier, the water here is generaly calm making it one of the safest beaches in the Algarve. Set at the River Arade estuary, just upriver of Praia Grande you'll will see the impossing Fort of São João de Arade, an awesome s...

Praia do Vau Beach

Located on the western side of Praia da Rocha and Portimão, Praia do Vau is one of the western Algarve’s most popular beaches. Traditionally, Vau was the beach of choice for wealthy Portuguese families that spent their summers in the Algarve. Today, it is popular with visitors and residents alike. Access to the beach is direct and easy. There are sunbeds and shades for hire and some water sp...

East Algarve Beaches

The beaches of the East Algarve make for a very different experience from those more centrally located. This is partly because most of them can only be accessed via boat, adding an extra layer of adventure. The water is usually noticeably warmer here than on the more westerly beaches and the water is generally calmer too. The beaches in the East tend to be referred to as ‘Islands’ due to thei...

Praia do Barril

Praia do Barril is one of the beaches on the Island of and has been awarded the since 1987. Located just a few kilometers from Tavira and the resort of Pedras d’El Rei, the beach, even in high season is generally one of the quieter beaches of theÂÃÂ...

Praia da Rocha Beach

The beach at Praia da Rocha is a wonderfully long, hugely wide expanse of fine white sand. The beach is backed by red cliffs that almost glow in the crimson light of the algarvian sunsets. There are concession areas where you can hire out sunbeds and shades for the day or you can opt to stay right by the water’s edge and enjoy the sea breeze. There are numerous bars and restaurants nestled at...

Praia da Luz Beach

Praia da Luz is a very attractive crecent shaped beach, with easy access and parking.The beachfront at Praia da Luz has a lovely pedestrian walkway and the beach itself is a crescent of fine white sand and holder of a Blue Flag.  At the eastern tip of the beach there is a black rock cliff – the pathways to the summit are very popular with more energetic holiday makers. At the western tip...

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