Category Archives: Algarve Beaches


Our next assignment is treasure. Walking along the deserted Canal beach in the Western Algarve, I stumbled across a pebble with some sort of an inscription. Perhaps it was a geocache and behind the stone is hidden treasure. If you … Continue reading

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View across the Bay at Praia da Luz, Western Algarve

Luz is a lovely little seaside town in the Western Algarve. The beach is great for children and a perfect choice for a family holiday. This picture was taken in March so we had the beach to ourselves, but come … Continue reading

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Praia da Dona Ana, Lagos – Western Algarve

Praia da Dona Ana is a small sheltered beach on the outskirts of Lagos, in the Western Algarve. Access to the beach is via very steep wooden steps and there is no disabled access.

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Praia Da Luz, Western Algarve

Praia da Luz is popular with all age groups. Amenities such as cafes, shops and toilets are all within easy access of the beach. I love strolling along the promenade and looking out to sea.

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Praia de Vale Olival – Armação de Pêra

Visit Armação de Pêra in the Algarve and enjoy the beautiful beach of Praia de Olival. Easy access to the beach, parking and a couple of café restaurants.

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The Popular Surfing Beach of Praia da Arrifana – Western Algarve, Portugal

Praia da Arrifana, located in the unspoilt Western Algarve, is a popular beach with surfers. Check out the latest Surf Forecast! Be prepared for a long walk down to the beach, so travel light.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Praia da Amoreira, on the West Coast of Portugal, is an unspoilt sandy beach hidden away down a windy road just 7km outside the historic town of Aljezur. The picture below is not of the beach but of the estuary … Continue reading

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