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Praia do Santo António

Quarteira, Algarve

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Only the Rio Guadiana river separates Praia de Santo António from Spain. Here you are on the imaginary line between the two countries. Make your way through a fragrant pine forest if you want to visit the most south-easterly beach in Portugal. This is an idyllic spot where you will be in touch with nature pure and simple. The kilometre long beach is surrounded by a green dune woodland, giving it a magical atmosphere. Although the beach is not very touristy, you will find a bar and a water sports operator here.

Praia de Santo António - Surrounded by dune woodland

On the Spanish border you will find the most south-easterly beach in the Algarve. The entrance to Praia de Santo António is at the mouth of the Rio Guadiana river. This beach is 3km long and very varied.

There are lots of different ways to get here. If you have plenty of time you can follow the Caminho dos Três Pauzinhos. This takes you, on foot or by bicycle, through a coniferous forest fragrant with pine, resin and other plants typical of such Mediterranean areas.

You can come by train if you want to save time. The sandy area is embraced by the landscape and the pines in the background are a lovely contrast to the white sand. You can go for walks to explore the picturesque environment thoroughly.

You will hear little else but Portuguese here, as the locals have made this place their own. Praia de Santo António is not very touristy. Nonetheless there is a good range of services available. There is a water sports operator from whom you can hire pedal boats, enabling you to see the beach from an entirely different perspective.

After a swim in the blue water or a long walk you're bound to feel hungry. On the beach you will find a bar to cater for your needs. Here you can buy small snacks such as ice cream or chips.

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Praia do Santo António 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: 6/10 points
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Wind and waves are ok here and therefore the beach is popular with water-sports enthusisasts.
Party: 3/10 points
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You will not find much partying or any good party locations at this beach.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
4/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
4/10
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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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14-21 Years
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Also available:
Stand-up paddling, Canoe, Paddleboat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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Bar Ruyopa

Offer: Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Normal

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  • Bar Ruyopa
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    Offer: Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Normal

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 37.176159, -7.430607
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  • Jellyfish
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