Top 10 Algarve Beach Bars

Beachside drinks in the sun, a taste of summer bliss!

Day and night, the beaches of the Algarve draw a crowd enjoying the views, food and party atmosphere. Whether for a healthy juice to start the day or for sun-downers to start the night, there are some super beach bars where you can wiggle your toes in the sand and shake your hips to the latest sounds. And some of the Algarve's best nightlife spots are by the beach too, with great day to night fun.

Caniço Bar and Restaurant

This unique bar and restaurant has the WOW factor in spades! Built right into the cliffs close to the village of Alvor, Caniço overlooks a very scenic cove beach. Open all day during the summer, there are parties with top DJs and all night dancing on the sands. Even getting to Caniço is cool - you have to take an elevator through the rocks and a tunnel through the cliffs!

NoSoloAgua Beach Club

This ultra chic beach club has Praia da Rocha marina on one side and its endless beach on the other. NoSoloAgua Beach Club, with swimming pools and loungers all around, is a combination of a glamourous exotic resort and casual beach hangout. There is a lot of space here so you can bring a big group and not feel crowded. Perfect for daytime lounging with friends and family, it's a very trendy and elegant sunset location. No Solo Agua parties are famous -  with guest DJs, celebrity spotting and partying through to the early hours.

Armação Beach Club

A superb beach club experience from early morning to late night fun. Over 300m of fine sand, beach bed service, water sports, three fabulous restaurants, cocktails and regular sunset sessions with your toes in the sand. Seaside bliss with added style and a touch of elegant luxury, all delivered with the 5-star hospitality of the Vila Vita Parc brand. The beach is immense, stretching to the east towards Salgados and the protected natural area there. To the west, is the coastal town of Armação de Pêra.
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Enjoy DJ sessions every Thursday at NANA on the Beach, one of the Beach Club's restaurants.

The Shack

The Shack bar is right by the lake and beach in Quinta do Lago. It's a laid back, good vibe and good times bar where you could easily spend much of the day. Enjoy the snacks and tapas menus, cold drinks and fancy cocktails while the kids play by the lake. There are sunset parties, live music evenings full moon parties and always lots of fun....the Family Days are legendary! The Shack is a no-reservations-accepted venue, tables are allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Alvor beach is one of the best beaches in the Algarve. A huge expanse of golden sand, with the caves and rock arches of Prainha to the east and the the town of Lagos to the west. Behind is a winding wooden boardwalk that crosses the dunes and follows the Ria de Alvor along it's estuary. Windsurf overlooks Alvor beach and is the perfect spot for that first, chilled beer when you come off the beach after a hard days sunbathing. Windsurf is a retro kind of beach bar - there's no background music, no TV screens...just the sound of the waves and the kiss of sunshine on your shoulders.

For over 40 years, Julia's has been serving up fresh, tasty food with smiles and sunshine. Open all year round, the upper terrace has amazing ocean and beach views, the beach stretching to Faro in the East and to Vilamoura to the west. Julia's Beach Bar, is literally just a couple of steps from the sand, and it's the best spot for relaxed meals, sunset cocktails and party nights. 
The latest addition to Julia's is the private Sea View Terrace. Its elevated position guarantees the best views, and it is the perfect spot for celebratiosn, weddings and get togethers.

Gigi's Bar

An Algarve icon! Gigi's Bar in Quinta do Lago is discreetly luxurious, offering amazing and uncluttered views of the ocean and beach, nestling within the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Gigi's is reached by crossing the wooden bridge, the long expanse giving you time to slow your mind, and prepare for pure relaxation in beautiful natural surroundings. There are regular live music sessions at Gigi's and some amazing cocktails to sip at sunset. 
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Izzys Beach Bar and Restaurant

Izzys is fun, sunshine, good times, great music and delicious food any time of the year. Near Vale do Lobo, Izzy's is very relaxed, and a favorite spot with families, couples, groups and for celebrations. Summer Sunday lunchtimes at Izzy's are chilled and fun with live music and a great holiday vibe! The setting is perfect, the food delicious, making Izzy's a super all year round beach bar venue.

Living well comes naturally at WELL. Located at Vale do Lobo Praça, overlooking the beach, WELL is a daytime, casual and fun beach restaurant and a nighttime glamorous fine-dining venue. There's live music by the pool, amazing cocktails and sushi to try, and a happy summer vibe.
WELL restaurant, on the lower level is where you can enjoy spectacular sushi and inspired dishes, as well as tempting cocktails, with gorgeous seaviews to add to the experience. Open all year round, the sliding glass panoramic walls mean you can enjoy the views and setting all year round.
WELL Beach Club overlooks the beach, with a huge circular pool for refreshing swims, bali beds for relaxation and even seaview jacuzzis!

Dunes Beach Bar & Restaurant 
Dunes is a morning-to-evening relaxed beachside venue. The Dunes Boardwalk Café has excellent coffee to help kickstart your day (it's the only spot by the beach where you can get a coffee or juice to take to the beach or on your boardwalk stroll). Fresh, tasty food, a relaxed vibe and the best Guinness in the area make Dunes a great spot to visit. There is live music every weekend, and all the best sports on the screens. The perfect mix of bar and beach vibes.
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Bonus Bars!
Cais Aqui
Located on the Ilha de Farol in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, this is a unique spot. Surrounded by sandbanks and lagoons, washed by translucent waters,  this is a fabulous spot for drinks and snacks at any time of the day. There are regular ferries from the mainland to the Ria Formosa islands 8from Tavira, Faro, Olhão and Fuzeta) and summer wouldn't be complete without spending at least one day on one of them.

O Telheiro do Infante

The western tip of the Algarve is home to pure air, clean beaches and great surf. At O Telheiro do Infante restaurant, in Sagres, you have excellent, traditional Portuguese cuisine with great hospitality and fabulous views.