Alvor Beach

Alvor Beach featuring general coastal views, a beach and tropical scenes
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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.

Top Trending Hotels Near Alvor Beach

Pestana Alvor Atlântico Residences
Pestana Alvor Atlântico Residences
3 out of 5
Praia de Alvor, Alvor, Portimao, 8500-088
The price is €128 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Portimao. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (124 reviews)
"Liked that accommodation was close to beach and local transport and amenities"

Reviewed on 28 May 2022

Pestana Alvor Atlântico Residences
Alvormar Apartamentos Turístico
Alvormar Apartamentos Turístico
4 out of 5
Rua D. Sancho I, n 9 / 11, Alvor, Portimao, 8500-013
The price is €151 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Portimao. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 beach bars and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (33 reviews)
"I requested a quiet room with a sea view and was not aware that the roof terrace was directly above my room and every morning plus when the weather was good the scraping of sun beds was a rude awakening! Staff were excellent and helpful in letting us stay longer. The refurbishment of this aparthotel ..."

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2022

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A28 - Torralta Studio Alvor
A28 - Torralta Studio Alvor
3 out of 5
Portimao, Faro District
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Portimao. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Lagos Marina and Porto de Mos Beach are ...
A28 - Torralta Studio Alvor
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Pestana Alvor Atlântico Residences
Pestana Alvor Atlântico Residences
3 out of 5
Praia de Alvor, Alvor, Portimao, 8500-088
The price is €128 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Pestana Alvor Atlântico Residences
Alvormar Apartamentos Turístico
Alvormar Apartamentos Turístico
4 out of 5
Rua D. Sancho I, n 9 / 11, Alvor, Portimao, 8500-013
The price is €151 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Alvormar Apartamentos Turístico
A28 - Torralta Studio Alvor
A28 - Torralta Studio Alvor
3 out of 5
Portimao, Faro District
A28 - Torralta Studio Alvor
Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort
Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort
4 out of 5
Praia De Alvor, Portimao, 8501-904
The price is €179 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort
Agua Hotels Alvor Jardim
Agua Hotels Alvor Jardim
4 out of 5
Rua do Rossio de São Pedro, Alvor, Portimao, Faro, 8500-059
The price is €158 per night from 29 Jun to 30 Jun
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Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve
Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve
5 out of 5
Estrada da Meia Praia, Lagos, 8600-315
The price is €322 per night from 7 Jul to 8 Jul
Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve
Luna Alvor Bay
Luna Alvor Bay
3 out of 5
Urbanização Torralta, Praia de Alvor, Portimao, Algarve, 8500-053
Luna Alvor Bay
Pestana Alvor Park
Pestana Alvor Park
4 out of 5
Adega, Quinta do Ribeiro, Alvor, Portimao, 8501-904
The price is €129 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Pestana Alvor Park
Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
Estrada do Alvor, Galo Loiro, Portimao, 8500-001
The price is €161 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.