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5 fantastic beaches of água quente in the Algarve

The Algarve is known as the sun and the beach, but it does not matter that each area has its specificities, or the sea also behaves differently in each beach. Assim, it is normal to find some beaches of warm water (or, less, a little more mornas than our locals). In the Algarve, it is not in the Leeward side that you can find beaches with warmer water.

In the specific case of the Algarve, the waters become more frequent in the beaches where they usually form small lakes with little depth. It is also possible to find soft or tepid waters in beaches located at the mouth of rivers or riverbanks.

Because of the higher temperature of the water (and also the small lakes with little depth), these beaches are ideal for families with children. Além disso, located in locations that are not very frequented and with less mass tourism, or that guarantee more peace and privacy. Discover some of the best warm water beaches in the Algarve.

1. Praia do Ancao, Loule

Praia do Ancao

In Loulé, there is no lack of ingredients for a boas férias: or twelve mel, a delicious melon liquor, the bowls of amêndoa and figo, or fresh fish, all crowned by a walk through the Moorish streets. Praia do Ancão, in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, is characterized by extensive areal hair and broad dunes, full of aromatic plants. To its hot water it invites to baths, or that becomes very frequented.

Also, it is not surprising that there is a wide space for parking, and a support and surveillance service during the seaside season. To get here, there is a rocky access from Almancil, direction Garrão/Ancão, total number of 7 kilometers. Starting from the tourist enterprise, you will have to follow a 1.5-kilometre route on beaten earth. This is one of the best Loulé Beaches.

  • Guarded: Yes.
  • Accessible beach: Yes.
  • Showers: Yes.
  • toilet: Yes.
  • Parking: Same at the beach entrance, with places for people with reduced mobility.
  • Access: Peel EM527.
  • You say: You must always walk along the paths to access the beach in order to preserve the dune system.
  • No area: There are supporting bars and restaurants. Same year, I can play golf at Quinta do Lago.
  • boa for: Families with children.

2. Praia da Barreta, Lighthouse

Barreta Beach
Barreta Beach

Not the municipality of Faro, including the Ancão peninsula and the Ilhas da Barreta (Deserta) and da Culatra. The Ria Formosa Natural Park is also present here, known for its ecological diversity. On Ilha Deserta, you can find beautiful beaches with water temperatures that invite you to swim. There is a support and surveillance service during the seaside season. To get here, follow the boat from Faro, not Cais da Porta Nova, which has a large parking lot nearby. For besides Praia da Barreta, there are more Faro beaches that deserve a visit.

  • Guarded: Yes.
  • Accessible beach: No.
  • Showers: No.
  • toilet: No.
  • Parking: Deixe o seu carro na Marina de Faro.
  • Access: Apanhe or ferry in the Marina of Faro.
  • You say: There is no kind of support on the beach and therefore you must take food and drink with you.
  • No area: Take the opportunity to make a walk across the Ilha Deserta, always respecting the surrounding nature.
  • boa for: Families with children.

3. Praia da Fuseta, Olhao

Praia da Fuseta
Praia da Fuseta

In the municipality of Olhão, you can find 5 beaches, located in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. In front of the village of Fuseta, in the western area of ​​Ilha de Armona, you can find Praia da Fuseta, as its extensive desert area, conducive to the formation of natural pools in the low sea. During the seaside season, it has a support service for the beach and surveillance. Or access to praia é feito by boat, from Cais da Fuseta, with ample parking next to the cais. Sem duvida, uma das melhores Olhao Beaches.

  • Guarded: Yes.
  • Accessible beach: Yes.
  • Showers: No.
  • toilet: No.
  • Parking: Deixe o seu carro no Cais da Fuseta.
  • Access: By foot, when the sea is low, or by boat, from Cais da Fuseta.
  • You say: There is no kind of support on the beach and therefore you must take food and drink with you.
  • No area: It is a local quase desert, ideal to relax longe das multidões. If you like it, you can do a walk on the beach and appreciate the landscape.
  • boa for: Families with children.

4. Cabanas Beach, Tavira

Cabanas Beach
Cabanas Beach

In the east area of ​​the council of Tavira, you will find Ilha de Cabanas, located in a narrow strip of sand that extends from Cacela bar. The beach is located in front of Cabanas, with surveillance and support during the seaside season. You can access the beach from the cabanas on the edge of Cabanas, with parking around the premises. This is one of the most beautiful beaches of Tavira.

  • Guarded: Yes.
  • Accessible beach: No.
  • Showers: Yes.
  • toilet: Yes.
  • Parking: Deixe o seu carro na docas de Tavira, more properly not Largo da Armação da Abóbora.
  • Access: By boat, from Marginal de Cabanas.
  • You say: The place is appreciated for windsurfing and sailing.
  • No area: There are some bars and restaurants where you can eat and drink.
  • boa for: Families with children.

5. Praia de Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Praia da Cacela Velha
Praia da Cacela Velha

At the nascent end of Ilha de Cabanas, already belonging to the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, is the one that, in 2015, was considered one of the 15 best beaches in the world by the Spanish version of Traveler magazine. Famos da praia da Cacela Velha, a place of unique beauty, and whose only negative point is the fact that there are no support and surveillance services during the seaside season. To get here, follow the boat from the cais do Sítio da Fábrica, which is 1.5 kilometers from the beach. There is ample parking next to the boarding area.

  • Guarded: No.
  • Accessible beach: No.
  • Showers: No.
  • toilet: No.
  • Parking: Leave your car next to the cais do Sítio da Fábrica or in the parking lot of Praia de Manta Rota..
  • Access: By foot, from Vizinha da Manta Rota Beach, or in fishermen’s boats.
  • You say: There is no kind of support on the beach and therefore you must take food and drink with you.
  • No area: Take the opportunity to visit the small and picturesque fishing village of Cacela Velha.
  • boa for: Families with children.

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