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Algarve beach break guide: find your perfect day in the Winter sun

Algarve beach break guide: find your perfect day in the Winter sun

If you’re looking for the perfect all-round sun destination, look no further than the Algarve. Here you can choose from a wealth of wonderful beaches, bays and coves, each with a unique appeal, from idyllic escapes to family-friendly shores, and waves meant for water sports.

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Read on for our pick of the Algarve’s stunning shores – and start planning your next beachy getaway.

Praia de Odeceixe: Best for families

While this beach (pictured above) also draws in surfers, it’s particularly popular for families. The Rio de Seixe meets the sea here, creating a calm and shallow lagoon in a horseshoe shape, with gentle waves that are ideal for children to swim in. With warm summer waters sheltered from the wind, it’s perfect for paddleboarders too, while younger children can paddle with parents on the riverside. Close to the beach, there are a few restaurants with terraces overlooking the shores, as well as a surf school. For places to stay, the village of Odeceixe is roughly a 30-minute walk away up a country road.

Praia do Ancão: Best for exploring nature

(Algarve Tourism Bureau)

Against a picturesque backdrop of stone pine trees, this stretching sand beach in Almancil is just a 30-minute drive from the Algarve’s capital, Faro. Set in the large, protected area of Ria Formosa Natural Park, which extends from the beach to Cacela Velha in the eastern Algarve, it’s a beautiful spot boasting golden sand dunes and crystalline waters. Kayaking, wakeboarding and paddleboarding are popular here, with equipment available to rent, and some of the area’s best seafood restaurants are close by. But it’s worth taking a walk further into the natural park as well, with the wetlands boasting canals, barrier islands and marshes stretching over 60km.

Praia da Arrifana: Best for surfers

On the Algarve’s west coast, near Aljezur, the waves of the Atlantic Ocean provide one of the best spots to surf. Praia da Arrifana is popular with…

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