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Praia do Almargem

Quarteira, Algarve

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It's mainly families that appreciate the combination of easy accessibility, peace, natural surroundings and good sound infrastructure. Praia do Almargem beach also has a friendly water sports operator, a good restaurant and wonderful bathing conditions. If you choose to settle down here for a comfortable day on the beach, you certainly won't be disappointed. Nature enthusiasts will find an exciting conservation area in the hinterland and beach walkers can wander up to 17 kilometres along the large area of sand to the neighbouring beaches.

Praia do Almargem - Natural sandy beach at the mouth of a river

Praia do Almargem beach lies on the Portuguese Algarve at Quarteira, roughly half way between Albufeira and Faro, and is also known as Cavalo Preto. It's part of an approximately 17 kilometre long area of sand that stretches from the harbour in Quarteira to Faro airport, and where one beach flows seamlessly into the next. Compared with the two beaches to the east, which lie closer to Quarteira, things are more peaceful and less touristy here.

At the back of the beach there are some dunes with wooded areas of cork oaks and pine trees. Ribeira do Almargem river flows between them, although in dry seasons it forms a lagoon landscape here rather than reaching all the way to the sea. It's not suitable for bathing, but the flora and fauna here do lend extra appeal to Praia do Almargem beach and provide a world full of little attractions, especially for nature lovers. The conservation area is particularly good for bird watching.

Despite being largely unspoiled, Praia do Almargem does offer its visitors a bit of infrastructure: sun loungers and straw beach umbrellas are available to hire and there is a sophisticated restaurant with a large outdoor area, which serves superb fish dishes in an unpretentious setting. There is also a volleyball pitch and a friendly water sports operator with plenty to offer.

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Praia do Almargem 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 101 of 107
Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
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: 3/10 points
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Water-sports conditions at this beach are rather poor.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 97 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
3/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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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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Also available:
Banana boat, Jetski, Canoe, Paddleboat, Rings, Water skiing
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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BJ's Oceanside

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks, Music, Dancing

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

www.bjsoceanside.com
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Desporski
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Banana boat, Jetski, Canoe, Paddleboat, Rings, Water skiing

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • BJ's Oceanside
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks, Music, Dancing

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

    www.bjsoceanside.com
  • Desporski
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    Offer:
    Banana boat, Jetski, Canoe, Paddleboat, Rings, Water skiing

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geo coordinates: 37.059104, -8.085271
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