Gale Beach

Gale Beach featuring general coastal views, a sandy beach and swimming
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Come to this family-friendly beach to enjoy long walks, explore rock pools, go swimming and watch sunsets from the terrace of a bar.

The golden sand, inviting water and picturesque backdrop of Galé Beach (Praia da Galé) is quintessential of the Algarve’s coastline. The beach is the eastern section of a stretch of uninterrupted coastline that runs for around 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the village of Armação de Pêra.

This pretty beach is split into two distinct areas. Galé Beach (East) is the easternmost and busier area, where you can rent umbrellas and sun loungers. Its curious rock formations are distinctive of the Algarve and great for snapping souvenir photos. Have fun walking through the tunnels and spotting fish in the natural rock pools, which appear when the tide goes out.

A selection of bars and restaurants line the road at the back of the beach. They fill up early in the evening with visitors eager to witness the remarkable sunset. You can also purchase drinks and ice creams from the vendors that patrol the beach.

Wander along the seashore to Galé Beach (West) and bask on a more secluded area. Here there’s nothing but you, the sand, dunes and ocean. The water is safe for swimming the entire length of the beach.

The beach is a 20-minute drive east of Albufeira. Free parking is available at the entrance to Galé Beach (East), although spaces are limited during the summer months. A public bus service operates between Albufeira and the Galé village.

There is a range of accommodations at Galé Beach. If you are feeling energetic, walk the full distance to Armação de Pêra via Salgados Beach. See the remains of the Fort of Armação de Pêra and join a guided boat tour to hidden caves and grottos. Allow about 1 hour for the walk.

Top Trending Hotels Near Gale Beach

Hotel Vila Galé Atlântico
Hotel Vila Galé Atlântico
4 out of 5
Apartado 2436, Praia da Gale, Albufeira, 8200 - 995
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €165 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (168 reviews)
Very nice hotel
"Stayed for one night only, very well attended by reception staff, hotel is very pleasant, room very clean and comfortable. Great breakfast as well with plenty of choice and quality. Had stayed with family before for a weeks holiday and the quality was exactly the same. Recommended."

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2022

Hotel Vila Galé Atlântico
Salgados Dunas Suite
Salgados Dunas Suite
5 out of 5
Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa, Guia, Albufeira, Algarve, 8200 424
The price is €233 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Albufeira. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (455 reviews)
Great
"Loveley clean pools. The hotel was walking distance to the beach. Friendly hotel staff. Clean and spacious rooms for 2 adults and 2 kids. Wished there was more Varitey for lunch which would have been only suggestion. Overall highly reccomend."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2022

Salgados Dunas Suite
VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve
VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve
5 out of 5
Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa Lote 1 Fase 2, Albufeira, 8200-424
The price is €384 per night from 27 Aug to 28 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Albufeira. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (370 reviews)
"This is definitely not a 5 star hotel, more like a 4 star. Good points: - Clean - Large bedrooms - Very good breakfast buffet, lots of choice - Close to the beach, short walk with a wooded pathway - Shop in the hotel and also another close by, it's a 5-10 minute walk away and much cheaper - Good ..."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2022

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve
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Hotel Vila Galé Atlântico
Hotel Vila Galé Atlântico
4 out of 5
Apartado 2436, Praia da Gale, Albufeira, 8200 - 995
The price is €165 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Hotel Vila Galé Atlântico
Salgados Dunas Suite
Salgados Dunas Suite
5 out of 5
Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa, Guia, Albufeira, Algarve, 8200 424
The price is €233 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Salgados Dunas Suite
VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve
VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve
5 out of 5
Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa Lote 1 Fase 2, Albufeira, 8200-424
The price is €384 per night from 27 Aug to 28 Aug
VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve
Salgados Beach Villas
Salgados Beach Villas
4 out of 5
Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa, Lote1, Fase 2, Albufeira, 8200-424
The price is €487 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Salgados Beach Villas
Vila Gale Collection Praia
Vila Gale Collection Praia
4 out of 5
Praia da Gale s/n, Apt. 2204, Albufeira, 8200 - 917
The price is €207 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Vila Gale Collection Praia
Regency Salgados Hotel & Spa
Regency Salgados Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Estrada dos Salgados, Albufeira, 8200-428
The price is €263 per night from 6 Sep to 7 Sep
Regency Salgados Hotel & Spa
Salgados Palace
Salgados Palace
5 out of 5
Herdade dos Salgados Resort Rua do Golf, Guia, Albufeira, 8200-424
The price is €356 per night from 8 Sep to 9 Sep
Salgados Palace
Salgados Palm Village - All Inclusive
Salgados Palm Village - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Herdade dos Salgados Resort, Guia, Albufeira, 8200-424
The price is €279 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Salgados Palm Village - All Inclusive
São Rafael Atlântico
São Rafael Atlântico
5 out of 5
Sesmarias, Albufeira, 8200-613
The price is €215 per night from 26 Aug to 27 Aug
São Rafael Atlântico
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