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Praia Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago, Algarve

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Praia Quinta do Lago is a fine, almost white dune beach in the large Ria Formosa Natural Park not far from Faro. It stretches for almost three kilometres along a biodiverse swamp area and can only be reached via a long boardwalk. Families enjoy the wide range of water sports on offer at the beach, and a well-known fish restaurant at the beach entrance attracts many gourmet visitors. A short walk to east or west will soon find you a secluded spot. Unfortunately, however, even there you can’t get away from the occasional noise of planes taking off and landing.

Praia Quinta do Lago - A spacious family beach in a large natural park near Faro

This spacious dune beach is located west of the Portuguese coastal town of Faro in the south of the Algarve. From there it will take you about half an hour by car. Before you cross the sand dunes via the 300 metre long boardwalk you can park your car, for a charge, in a big car park.

Praia Quinta do Lago is part of the large Ria Formosa Natural Park. This extensive swamp landscape dominated by the tides is home to numerous water birds and other animals and a nature trail gives amazing insights into the diversity of its flora and fauna. The flat landscape surrounding the beach is moderately developed. You will find a few villas, hotels, golf courses and tennis courts here, as well as a riding school.

The wide sandy beach of Praia Quinta do Lago is almost three kilometres long, and its fine white gently sloping sand entices you into the water. A small beach bar called Koko will provide you with drinks, cocktails and snacks. Just in front of the dunes there is a well-known fish restaurant by the name of Gigi. Here you can enjoy fresh seafood and delicious fish specialities with a view of the sea. The prices at Praia Quinta do Lago are relatively high, as the clientele is rather more exclusive than on some other beaches. In the summer months a great many families come here, so it can get very full and hectic. If you prefer a bit more tranquillity, a short walk will find you a secluded spot amongst the dunes.

The wide range of facilities on offer at Praia Quinta do Lago is rounded off by a broad palette of water sports activities. As long as you're not bothered by the noise from the nearby airport, you'll find that this family beach has very good conditions for windsurfing and kiting and the waves are always good enough for surfing novices too. In addition, you can hire banana boats, canoes, parasails, pedal boats and stand up paddle boards.

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Praia Quinta do Lago 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
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Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
Family: 9/10 points
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At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 4/10 points
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You can only occasionally spot some water-sport activities in the sea here.
Party: 2/10 points
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Not much happening at this beach and you won't find any party locations here either.

Atmosphere at the beach
2/10
Ease
7/10
Beauty
3/10
Romance
8/10
Exclusivity
3/10
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Age and nations
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< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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22-35 Years
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Brits
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Also available:
Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Parasailing, Canoe, Stand-up paddling, Wakeboarding, Sport boat, Paddleboat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Restaurante GiGi Map icon
Restaurante GiGi

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: High

Koko Map icon
Koko

Offer: Snacks, Drinks, Sun-loungers, Music, Food

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: High

Gastronomy at the beach
Artur's Watersports Academy Map icon
Artur's Watersports Academy
Offer:
Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Parasailing, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Water skiing

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • Restaurante GiGi
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: High

    Clientel: High

  • Koko
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    Offer: Snacks, Drinks, Sun-loungers, Music, Food

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: High

    Clientel: High

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  • Artur's Watersports Academy
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    Offer:
    Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Parasailing, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Water skiing

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 37.025288, -8.025457
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Risks
  • Jellyfish
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