Beaches Silves Lagoa


Praia Grande

Praia Grande

The endless sandy beach stretches over several miles between the salt marshes of Salgaos and the tourist centre Armação de Pêra, seperated by dunes from the wasteland of the Ria de Armação.


Armação de Pêra: Praia Grande

Armação de Pêra: Praia Grande

View from the beach Praia Grande in western direction towards the tourist centre Armação de Pêra.


Praia Grande 09

Praia Grande 09


Praia Grande View to the West

Praia Grande View to the West


Praia de Armação de Pêra

Praia de Armação de Pêra

Aerial view to the endless sandy beach of Armação de Pêra and the cluster of hotels and large apartment complexes. In the background you can see the bay Ria de Armação and the salt marshes of Salgados.

 

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Holiday Inn Algarve: beach of Armação de Pêra

Holiday Inn Algarve: beach of Armação de Pêra


Praia Sra da Rocha

Praia Sra da Rocha

The Algarve coast between Armação de Pêra and Porches

 

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Nossa Senhora da Rocha

Nossa Senhora da Rocha


Praia da Senhora da Rocha

Praia da Senhora da Rocha


Praia da Sra. da Rocha

Praia da Sra. da Rocha

Due to its excellent infrastructure the beach on the opposite side of the chapel is much more frequented.


Carvoeiro, Municipality of Lagoa

Carvoeiro, Municipality of Lagoa

The old fishing village of Carvoeiro is located in the heart of the Algarve on one of the most impressive parts of the rocky coastline between Armação de Pêra and Portimão.

 

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Carvoeiro: Beach

Carvoeiro: Beach

The popular beach Praia do Carvoeiro in the heart of the village, framed on both sides by impressive rocks, is well frequented during the summer.


Carvoeiro: Centre

Carvoeiro: Centre

The centre of Carvoeiro is situated adjacent to the beach with restaurants, bars and a variety of shops.


Carvoeiro: Beach

Carvoeiro: Beach

The popular beach Praia do Carvoeiro in the heart of the village, framed on both sides by impressive rocks, is well frequented during the summer.


Carvoeiro: Bay

Carvoeiro: Bay

The steep slopes are tightly packed with apartments, offering splendid views to one of the most spectacular parts of the Algarvian coast.


Carvoeiro: Coastline

Carvoeiro: Coastline

The multicolored rock formation of the steep coast on both sides of the bay forms an impressive contrast with the blue of the Atlantic ocean.


Praia dos Caneiros

Praia dos Caneiros

The beach is situated near Ferragudo and the estuary mouth of the Arade river. In the backgrond you can see the silhouette of Praia da Rocha.


Praia dos Caneiros

Praia dos Caneiros

The lighthouse of the Ponta do Altar and the bizarre rock formatiob are landmarks of this area.


Praia dos Caneiros

Praia dos Caneiros


Praia dos Caneiros

Praia dos Caneiros


Praia dos Caneiros

Praia dos Caneiros

The small beach has ony limited shade-giving facilities


Praia dos Caneiros

Praia dos Caneiros

The excellent restaurant Rei das Praias.


Rio Arade and Ferragudo

Rio Arade and Ferragudo

The estuary mouth of the river Arade near Ferragudo. In the background you can see Portimão and the hills of the Serra de Monchique.


Ferragudo: Praia de Ferragudo

Ferragudo: Praia de Ferragudo

The beach is situated on the estuary mouth of the Arade river. In the background you can see the fortress of São João and the city of Portimão located on the western shore of the Arade river.


Ferragudo: Church

Ferragudo: Church

View from Praia da Rocha towards the village of Ferragudo on the eastern shore of the Arade river. The parish church, erected at an elevated position, is overlooking the estuary mouth.


Ferragudo: Fortaleza de São João

Ferragudo: Fortaleza de São João

View from Praia da Rocha to the eastern shore of the river Arade. The fortress, now privately owned, was erected to protect the area against pirates. On the right hand side you find the main beach Praia de Ferragudo (formerly known as Praia Grande).

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