Praia de Arrifes beach, which has lots of visitors most of the time, can get a bit crowded in summer. This is because the bay, which nestles among rocks in the south of Portugal, is one of the smaller bays on the Algarve coast. With three rocks towering out of the sea, it has unique natural scenery. Soft sand, shallow water and a beach restaurant serving premium dishes make Praia de Arrifes a very popular destination for anyone who wants to relax with family or friends.
Praia de Arrifes - Craggy rocks and premium fish dishes
Three craggy rocks that tower out of the water in front of the bay create a striking natural backdrop at the small beach of Praia de Arrifes, making it a popular place for anyone who wants to relax in a coastal landscape typical of the Algarve.
The beach on the south coast of Portugal is situated five kilometres from Albufeira and is easy to get to by car. Above the bay you will find a car park, from which narrow wooden steps lead down onto the large area of sand.
Praia de Arrifes is one of the smaller beaches in the region, but is distinguished by its sheltered position between crumbling cliff faces, which shimmer in shades of light brown in the sun and drop steeply into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic. The soft sand merges gently in the sea, which shows its calmer side here. At low tide natural pools form, which guarantee pure bathing fun for children in particular.
In the summer months there's lots going on in the bay of Praia de Arrifes and colourful sun umbrellas and beach towels crowd onto the sand. The beach is very popular with families and couples of all ages. The slightly elevated restaurant, A Sardinha, is built on wooden stilts and has a large, shady terrace. The establishment is known for its fresh fish dishes and has a fantastic view of the bay, which nestles amongst craggy rocks.