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Praia dos três Castelos

Portimão, Algarve

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The beach of Praia dos Três Castelos, on the southern edge of the town of Portimão, is a place where you can relax surrounded by impressive coastal scenery. Rocks tower up out of the water, and in places caves and tunnels have formed in the cliffs. What's more, the availability of sun loungers, a lifeguard and a few restaurants mean that Praia dos Três Castelos is well developed for tourists. Locals in particular enjoy coming here to sunbathe and cool off in the calm Atlantic water.

Praia dos Três Castelos - Relaxation for the family close to the town of Portimão

The rocks that tower up, in defiance of the weather, from the beach of Praia dos Três Castelos, from both the soft sand and the clear Atlantic water, undoubtedly give the beach a distinctive appearance. The large lounging area is backed by a high cliff that shimmers reddish gold in the sun. Caves and tunnels that have formed in the rocks, meaning that you are guaranteed a shady spot on the sand.

The beach of Praia dos Três Castelos, on the south coast of the Algarve, is especially busy in the warm summer months. It's just three kilometres south of the town centre of Portimão, one of the region's big tourist centres. You'll find a parking space for your car along the coast road. A narrow set of steps leads down the cliff, ending right on the sand.

Praia dos Três Castelos is a favourite beach destination with the locals - both families and couples like it here. The sand slopes comparatively gently down towards the water and the Atlantic shows its quieter side. You can rent sun loungers and umbrellas to relax on and lifeguards keep an eye on beach safety.

Down on the sand and along the promenade at the top of the cliff you will find a number of restaurants. These will serve you mainly local dishes, but also Italian cuisine.

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Praia dos três Castelos 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
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Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 8/10 points
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The beach is well-equipped, is easy to get to and is safe - an ideal beach for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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3/10
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5/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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< 14 Years
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Portugese
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Restaurante Branquinho

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

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  • Restaurante Branquinho
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

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geo coordinates: 37.117466, -8.545345
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