Algarve Coast Bilder


Sand Algarve: Vila Real d.S.A.

Sand Algarve: Vila Real d.S.A.

Vila Real de Santo António is the most eastern city of the Algarve, situated on the banks of the Guadiana river, the border to Spain. The so called "Sand Algarve" starts at the estuary mouth of the river, watering here into the Bay of Cadiz. On the left side you can see Monte Gordo, one of the most popular tourist centres in this area.


Altura

Altura

View ro the coast of the eastern Algarve between Praia Verde and Altura.


Cacela Velha: Ria Formosa

Cacela Velha: Ria Formosa

View from the village towards the lagoon of the Ria Formosa and the Ilha de Cacela in the bckground


Tavira

Tavira

View to the estuary of the river Gilão, the salt marshes in Quatro Aguas and the Ilha de Tavira in the background.


Fuseta

Fuseta

The chain of islands of the Ria Formosa in front of Fuseta.


Ilha da Armona

Ilha da Armona

The island is situated to the east of Ilha da Culatra, which you can see in the backgrond. The little habitation and a campign ground are located at the western corner of the Ilha da Armona and can be accessed by ferry boat only. The popular beach Praia da Armona-Mar is on the sea side behind the settlement.


Ilha da Culatra

Ilha da Culatra

On the left side you can see the small harbour and the landing stage of for the ferry boat. On the opposite side the small sandy stripe of the sea side beach Praia da Culatra-Mar comes into view.


Ilha da Culatra

Ilha da Culatra

The island is located in the Ria Formosa opposite Olhão between the islands Ilha da Barreta in the west and Ilha da Armona. The beaches of Praia do Farol, Praia de Hangares and Praia da Culatra-Mar can be reached from the mainland only by a ferry.


Faro: View from the Ria Formosa

Faro: View from the Ria Formosa

View from board of an excursion boat across the lagoon of the Ria Formosa towards the historic old town of Faro, surrounded by huge walls.


Ria Formosa: Ilha de Faro

Ria Formosa: Ilha de Faro

View over the lagoon near Quinta do Lago to the Ilha de Faro. This is a popular area for locals to collect mussels during the tidal flat.


Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago

View to the name giving lake of the famous golf and holiday resort.


Vale do Lobo

Vale do Lobo

View to the spectacular sandstone cliffs and the golf course of Vale do Lobo.


Quarteira: Praia do Almargem

Quarteira: Praia do Almargem

View to the sandstone cliffs and Quarteira in the background


Vilamoura Sunset Cruise

Vilamoura Sunset Cruise

View to the sandstone cliffs of the Algarve coast between Vilamoura and Albufeira.


Albufeira: Coastline

Albufeira: Coastline

The sandy beaches strech along the coast of Albufeira. From left to right: Praia do Túnel, Praia dos Pescadores and Praia do Inatel.

 

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Praia dos Arrifes: Restaurant A Sardinha

Praia dos Arrifes: Restaurant A Sardinha

Algarve coast west of Albufeira


Ria de Armação: Salgados

Ria de Armação: Salgados

The bay "Ria de Armação" is situated between Galé and the tourist centre Armação de Pêra. The salt marshes provide a refuge for many bird species, and the flat sandy beach, protected by dunes, stretches over several miles. In the background you can see the Salgados golf couse with its unique design.

 

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Praia Sra da Rocha

Praia Sra da Rocha

The Algarve coast between Armação de Pêra and Porches

 

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Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro

The rocky Algarve coast between Carvoeiro and Ferragudo


Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro

Spectacular rock formation on the Algarve coast near Carvoeiro


Praia da Rocha

Praia da Rocha

The Algarve coast near the estuary of the river Arade in front of the holiday destination and popular beach Praia da Rocha.

 

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Praia do Alvor Nascente

Praia do Alvor Nascente

The rocky Algarve coast between Portimão and Alvor

 

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Praia do Alvor Poente

Praia do Alvor Poente

Alvor has evolved to on of the most popular holiday destinations of the Algarve. The western part of the beach of Alvor stretches along the bay "Ria de Alvor" until the beach Meia Praia near Lagos. At the right side you can see the rock formations of the beach "Tres Irmãos".

 

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Lagos Meia Praia

Lagos Meia Praia

View over the city of Lagos and the marina to the bay of Lagos and the long sandy beach of Meia Praia

 

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Costa d'Oiro: Ponta da Piedade

Costa d'Oiro: Ponta da Piedade

One of the most photographed motifs of the Algarve at Ponta da Piedade.


Sagres: Praia do Martinhal

Sagres: Praia do Martinhal

View from the beach east of Sagres towards the village and the fishing port


Sagres and Ponta de Sagres

Sagres and Ponta de Sagres

Aerial view to Sagres. In the foregound you can see the fortress, located on the Ponta de Sagres.

 

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Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres

Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres

Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St.Vincent) near Sagres in Portugal and the Ponta de Sagres together form the south-western corner of the European continent. The cape consists of a steep cliff of about 69 m with almost no vegetation.

 

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Cabo de São Vicente

Cabo de São Vicente

On the surrounding cliffs, beaten by the strength of the vast Atlantic, local fishermen risk their lives wedged on dramatic perches with the thundering sea below. Year by year some of them, as well as some imprudent tourists, meet their death here.


Cabo de São Vicente

Cabo de São Vicente

View from the Cabo de São Vicente to the west along the coast "Costa Vicentina". The cliffs of this part of the coast are much steeper, and the surf of the Atlantic Ocean is significantly rougher than on the Algarve's south coast.


Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa

Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa

View from the Torre de Aspa to northern direction towards the Costa Vicentina with the beaches Praia da Cordoama and Praia do Castelejo. The Torre de Aspa (156 m) west of Vila do Bispo is the highest elevation of the Costa Vicentina, the almost untouched western coast of the Algarve. The way from Vila do Bispo through the heath is not easy to find, but the great views will compensate you for your efforts.


Costa Vicentina: Praia da Arrifana

Costa Vicentina: Praia da Arrifana

 

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Costa Vicentina: Praia de Odeceixe

Costa Vicentina: Praia de Odeceixe

The beach of Odeceixe, situated on the estuary of the river Seixe offers excellent conditions for canoeing and boat trips.

 

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