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Praia do Amado

Carrapateira, Algarve

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The one kilometre long sandy beach of Praia do Amado is one of the hotspots for surfing on Portugal's Atlantic coast. With its vast area of sand and large waves all year round, you will find ideal conditions for riding the waves here amidst raw nature. In the two surf schools on the beach you can not only hire equipment for surfing but also participate in various courses aimed at beginners, pros, children and adults.

Praia do Amado - Surfing hotspot

The wind whips across the wide area of sand, waves tumble thick and fast in the ice cold Atlantic water and sparse rock hills rise up in the background - on the huge beach of Praia do Amado nature shows its rugged side. And surfers in particular appreciate this, because both pros and beginners find the conditions here ideal for surfing.

The vast beach of Praia do Amado spreads out between shimmering red cliffs and almost black slate rock faces on the west coast of the Algarve. It is situated around 40 kilometres from Lagos and is easy to reach by car. You can park your car in a large car park right by the beach.

Two surf schools provide surfing gear and offer various courses aimed at beginners and pros, adults and children. Surfers have a large impact on the beach all year round. Only a few people come here purely to relax and sunbathe. From June to September lifeguards ensure safety and you can hire sun loungers that are even fitted with a windbreak. In the winter months beginner surfers should avoid this beach because the strength of the wind and the water is difficult for novices to master.

Above the beach you will find a few small shacks serving drinks and snacks. From the terraces and the nearby viewpoints you have spectacular views of the rugged natural scenery.

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Praia do Amado 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: 4/10 points
Place 80 of 107
This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 2/10 points
Place 101 of 107
The beach as well as the atmosphere of the location are not appealing for families.
Water sports: 10/10 points
Place 1 of 107
A mixture of perfect wind and wave conditions - this is the ultimate beach for water-sports fans.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 82 of 107
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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6/10
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8/10
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8/10
Romance
3/10
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3/10
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geo coordinates: 37.165981, -8.90188
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