With access from the centre of Cascais, Duquesa Beach owes its name to the small Palace of the Dukes of Palmela located to the west.The beach is easily reached from the promenade where there are a series of restaurants, bars and terraces.
Accessible by ferry service from Olhão in an approximate 15 minute crossing, the Ilha da Armona island is part of the cordon of small islets separating the Ria Formosa estuary from the sea. Falling within the Natural Park, this island is on the (...)
Part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the Ilha da Culatra is one of the island-barriers separating the sea from the estuary. Accessible only by the ferry service departing from Olhão, the Beach is free of any motorised vehicles ensuring peace and (...)
Accessible via regular ferry service departing from Faro, the island of Farol is one of those forming the sandy barrier between the sea and the Ria Formosa estuary and forms part of the Natural Park. The small village of Farol is home mostly to (...)
The Ilha do Pessegueiro Beach lies facing the island from which it takes its name. The island has given up evidence of its long history having been settled back in ancient time. This include a fish salting factory dating to the Roman era and which (...)
With access from the small village of Raposeira some 5 kilometres away, Ingrina Beach is a pleasant bay with calm waters sheltered from any wind by the surrounding cliffs. With a bar and restaurant among other services, Ingrina Beach furthermore (...)
With its large sandy extent and good access from Sagres, Mareta Beach is one of the most popular summer destinations in this area. Closed off to the east by high cliffs and to the west by the Ponta de Sagres, which protects it from stronger winds, (...)
Due to its excellent combination of iodine and hours of sunshine, Parede Beach has long been in demand for its therapeutic properties in treating bone disease and to such an extent that an Orthopaedic Hospital was built here. However, the beach (...)
Samouqueira Beach is the last in a series of sandy stretches to be found among the rocks, difficult to reach but of great natural beauty, including the Vieirinha, Oliveirinha, Foz and Burrinho beaches. Surrounded by cliffs, but easier to access (...)
Milícias Beach is also known as Praia Grande (large beach), because it is in fact the main beach on the Island of São Miguel. Located just 4km from Ponta Delgada, this beach, like all the others on the island, has dark volcanic sand and good support (...)
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