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Where to find the best beaches in Portugal
Posted on 12/07/2016


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As well as the best football team in Europe, Portugal is also home to some of the best beaches on the continent.

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  • Ponta da Piedade
    Ponta da Piedade

    Immensely beautiful with its arches, caves and tunnels carved into the cliff by the unstoppable waters of the Atlantic, Ponta da Piedade is one of the country's finest coastal spots - and that's without even mentioning the fantastic beach!

  • Praia do Pinhão
    Praia do Pinhão

    Pinhão beach is a hidden gem in Lagos, on Portugal's Algarve coastline. The crystal clear water is great for swimming but at high tide it comes right up to the cliffs, swallowing up the whole beach, so be careful what time you go.

  • Praia do Porto Santo, Vila Baleira
    Praia do Porto Santo, Vila Baleira

    On this little island you'll be treated by an unparallelled 360° view of the Atlantic, not to mention the supposed therapeutic properites that the beach is said to have.

  • Praia da Marinha
    Praia da Marinha

    Bordering the very edge of the Algarve region, this is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Portugal and probably the whole world. Its rock formations and turquoise waters are like something from a dream world.

  • Praia de Moledo
    Praia de Moledo

    This beach is surrounded by the Camarido forest and is an ideal spot for a bit of surfing with some impressive waves.


From the Algarve to Nazaré, Setubal to the island of Madeira, Portugal is the King of European beaches. If you're looking to enjoy amazing beaches, then the Portuguese Atlantic coast is for you, offering small, sheltered coves between rocks or immense stretches of sand. Some are well known and crowded, while others are deserted and virtually secret. Portugal's beaches are perfect destinations for both relaxation and partying, as well as for water sports. There really is something for everyone!

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