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Kitesurf, head out on the water on a paddleboat or kayak around the surrounding coastline at this Blue Flag-awarded beach.

Spacious, sandy Alvor Beach is a good choice for those seeking a quieter alternative to nearby Praia da Rocha. Find a peaceful spot somewhere along the lengthy stretch of golden sand and take advantage of the beach’s many facilities.

The beach is known for its clean, clear and calm waters and its long open sweep of sand, which is backed by dunes. Enjoy a barefoot stroll along the sun-warmed sands in search of a spot to pitch your towel. The water quality and cleanliness of the beach has earned it Blue Flag status.

Because of its large size, the beach rarely feels crowded. Sun umbrellas and beach loungers are available for rent.

Relax on the beach for a few hours, enjoying the views of the blue water. To cool down, wade into the water. The beach slopes gently into the sea.

Stretch out your legs during a stroll along the boardwalk. It offers not only views of the ocean and rock formations, but also of the adjacent sand dunes and nature area.

Stay at the beach until sunset to witness the sky changing color as the sun sinks out of view.

For a more active day at Alvor Beach, consider trying some of the available beach activities. Play beach volleyball or kick around a ball on the sands. Choose between several watersports options too. Rent a paddleboat and pedal your way around the water, or sign up for a windsurfing or kitesurfing lesson.

Eat fresh fish at restaurants along the beach, which range from simple bars to more upscale establishments. Vendors also stroll up and down the sands offering snacks and drinks to sunbathers.

Find Alvor Beach around 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of Portimão. To get to the beach, follow the signposts marked “praia.” Car parking is available at the beach and buses run regularly from Portimãoand Lagos.

Alvor Beach offers step-free access as well as a boardwalk and is therefore suitable for mobility-impaired visitors and for those with strollers.

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