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Alagoa/Altura - A long sand beach and beautiful sea

One of the best places in the Algarve to enjoy the beach. You have a never-ending sand beach from... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Cascais, Portugal
Beautiful sandy beach

We have been coming here for 10 years. The beach has almost white fine sand. We particularly like... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
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Rua da Alagoa, Altura 8950-411, Portugal
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

One of the best places in the Algarve to enjoy the beach. You have a never-ending sand beach from Vila Real de Santo António until Ria Formosa, Tavira.

1  Thank 502Maria
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for 10 years. The beach has almost white fine sand. We particularly like the sand dunes that lead down to the beach in Altura. You can walk for miles and you will find small beach cafes along the way. What...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Stunning, walking on the beach, picking up shells and paddling in the clear seas, locals collecting clams at low tide, every now and again a bar or small fish town pops up for an ice cold beer.

Thank nkcliff
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

More than 10km beach, warm water, perfect to walk, ride bike, play golf, rest, sleep or fishing. Near golf courses, Cacela Velha Walls, Sapal Castro Marim, Ria Formosa, Castles, Salinas, Historical center of Vila Real de Santo Antônio and many small farmers.

Thank antonia p
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This beach offers hours and hours of walking, great views, no people, lots of birds, and even more shells. Exactly what we wanted.

Thank Egwene2014
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Specially in winter time, tranquility, quietness, lot of sun, less people, less prices. Better than stay at home!

Thank Abilio N
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I've been going to the Alagoa/Altura beach for amost 40 years now, and although I have visited my share of other beach destinations, such as Miami beach or the caribbean, this still remains one of my favorites. It has a large stretch of sand, which...More

3  Thank PortoPine
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Beautiful, busy beach. Great for water sports at reasonable prices. My 13 year old son was stung by a weaver fish at low tide and the life guards looked after him really well. Thank you.

1  Thank Clare K
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We first visted Alagoa in 1990, the beach is still very recognisable. We walked up from Manta Rota recently - a nice walk. The beach is serviced and is a nice place for families etc. We didn't get as far as checking out the restaurants...More

1  Thank Gearoid O O
Reviewed 4 November 2015

OK this is now one of my favourite beaches along the eastern Algarve. I like that you don't have to walk far from the car park to the actual beach which is good for people with mobility problems. We usually stay in Cabanas de Tavira...More

1  Thank Lindy R
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