Praia da Galé Oeste
This is one of the beaches in the long sandy bay of Armação de Pêra. Praia da Galé Oeste beach lies just in front of a dune landscape that is under conservation and has a generously wide area of fine sand, plus good bathing conditions and plenty of space, particularly for families with children - little ones can have a great time running around here. For the adults there are delicious cocktails at the lovely beach bar.

Praia da Galé Oeste - Spacious sandy beach in a dune landscape

From the resort of Armação de Pêra on the Algarve, an area of fine sand stretches out to the east for several kilometres. A number of beaches lie side by side here, merging seamlessly into one another. An environmentally protected dune landscape runs along the back of them. The beach of Praia da Galé Oeste can be found almost at the very end of this stretch of coast. Only its neighbouring beach, Praia da Galé Leste, lies further east. Oeste means 'west' in Portuguese and Leste means 'east'.

From the car park a wooden walkway leads through the dunes to Praia da Galé Oeste beach. The long approach is wheelchair accessible and you can enjoy a beautiful view over the dunes, the beach and the sea. Before you get onto the beach, the path leads you past a really fantastic beach bar, with small snacks, delicious drinks and a convivial terrace. We particularly recommend that you try the Mojito, which is prepared with a great deal of care.

The beach of Praia da Galé Oeste is extensive and there are a few sun loungers shaded with beach umbrellas, which you can hire. However, the majority of visitors lie on the fine, soft sand and bring their own sunshade with them. Lots of families come here and a large number, but by no means all of them, are holidaymakers from the neighbouring hotels. In the summer months there are lifeguards in situ and the bathing conditions are good, but water sports play no great role here. If you want more action on the beach and in the sea, you should carry on to the neighbouring beach, Praia da Galé Leste.

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    5/10
  • Family
    8/10
  • Water sport
    1/10
  • Party
    1/10
How did you like the beach?
Praia da Galé Oeste is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 63 of 107
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 8/10 points
Place 43 of 107
The beach is well-equipped, is easy to get to and is safe - an ideal beach for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 97 of 107
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 93 of 107
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
7/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
O Luis Galé Oeste Map icon
O Luis Galé Oeste

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • O Luis Galé Oeste
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

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