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Prainha

Portimão, Algarve

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This little beach can easily hold its own amongst the big ones. Prainha is the perfect Algarve beach in miniature. The full beauty of nature awaits you here in a single small space. At low tide you can discover new beaches around the bay. Your trail of discovery takes you through rock arches and into recesses, past waterholes and secret grottos. The clear sea has been awarded the blue flag for outstanding water quality. There's a café where you can quench your thirst and order small snacks.

Prainha - A charming little pint-sized beach

There are so many big beaches, sandy trails that are kilometres long and vast beach landscapes. And then there is Prainha. A diminutive cove that can easily hold its own amongst all the others. In its small area this little beach combines all the best features of numerous others.

Prainha is encircled by beautiful rock formations. Centuries of storms have left their own distinctive imprints and marks on the rocks. The salty sea water is still etching the rocks, so be careful when you explore the beach and always keep well away from the cliffs as chunks of rock could fall and injure you.

This small beach will not get boring: when you take a closer look you'll discover secrets you would never have suspected. Dotted around Prainha there are grottos and waterholes just waiting for you to stumble on them. It's best to take advantage of low tide to explore the area. Your feet will be refreshed by the clear water of the Atlantic during your expedition of discovery.

It's a delight to dive into the ocean here. The water is so clean, it has been awarded the blue flag. Although Prainha is so small, there is still a beach restaurant here. As you sit on its terrace you can gaze out over the bay, while the aroma of delicious dishes wafts out to you. The menu has lots of local delicacies for you to choose from. Bon appetit!

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Prainha 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: 3/10 points
Place 89 of 107
Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
Family: 8/10 points
Place 37 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 77 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 64 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
6/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 37.119326, -8.579511
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