THE Top 10 Coolest Beaches of the Algarve

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It is Summerin the Algarve, the beaches are popular, the sun shines! Very often we get the question which beaches to go in the Algarve, what is a nice beach with good sun beds, nice bars, good food, live music… Algarve Housing made a top 10 for YOU! From beach pools, sunset parties, sushi, Thai food, till DJ’s, live bands, lounge and relax…

Here you are, the 10 coolest beaches of the Algarve, Portugal:

Purobeach Algarve


Where: Vilamoura

Offers two places under the same name, one is beach side with direct access to the beach, relaxing atmosphere, with local DJ’s. The other is lakeside, in the gardens of Tivoli Marina Hotel

The beach side has 80 luxury teak beds,  26 hangover beds, 8 Nomad tents, 10 sofas on the beach, plus a massage area. I would say, enjoy!

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No Solo Agua Portimao

No Solo Agua

Where: Vilamoura and Marina Portimao.

Very popular beaches of the Algarve. Both have every day sunset parties with DJ’s, lovely food, luxury sunbeds. Sushi, wraps, soups, cocktails, detox drinks and much more you find at No Solo Agua beaches. Relax during the day at the luxury sunbeds and the various lounge areas, and daily till 7 September, from 4/5 pm till 9.30 dance the ‘sun’ away with the DJ’s.
Not enough dancing?  Dance parties with various themes  will be held at the ‘club’ area from 10pm till 4 am!

No Solo Agua Portimao also has a luxury pool area.


Rei das Praias

Where: Ferragudo- Caneiros Beach

Splendid setting, of this restaurant and bar, with lush views over the Ocean, nice comfy seating at the beach. Lounge area with lounge music, and live DJ’s and party’s from 10 pm onwards in July, August and  September.

Duna beach

Duna Beach

Where: Lagos

With pool on the beach, with pool bar and luxury sunbeds. All nicely decorated with use of natural materials.  Delicious food and drinks and nice pool bar. And last but not least magnificent views and secluded beach.

Club nau

Club Nau

Where: Ferragudo-Praia Grande

Located at the bay of Ferragudo, Moroccan style beach/lounge bar, that serves lovely food and a wide variety of cocktails and drinks, with lounge music, and lots of live music in the evenings and Sunday afternoon. Due to the location, the sea is calm, with hardly any waves, so ideal for children. One of the nicest beaches of the Algarve!

Thai beach bar

Thai Beach Club

Where: Vilamoura-praia da Falesia

Avant-garde style beach bar, every day party’s and live music, with themes like Flower Party, Eyes Wide shut and Golden Party. Decorated in white and gold, this beach bar has an avant-garde style.. as the name of the beach bar will promise, and yes, they serve a wide variety of Thai food! You don’t like Thai food? No worries, they do serve other food as well!



Where: Alvor, Complex of Prainha-Praia dos Tres Irmaos

‘One of the most scenic and romantic spots, that is what they say of this beach bar. The setting is breath taking, and views amazing. Built within cliffs and hovers above a picturesque cove.  You need to take an elevator from the cliff top down through the rocks, to get there…fantastic!

The food is Mediterranean with Algarvian influence.

The Caniço bar is open from 10 am till early in the mornings, as also here are a variety of party’s with DJ’s and live music.  With themes from hippy till chique.

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Pedras Amarelas

Pedras Amerelas

Where: Gale (close to Albufeira)

Named after the yellow rocks/stones in front of the beach bar. Open all year. Enjoy some lovely food and drinks, and the magnificent sunset from the lounge bar, and have a delicious dinner in the restaurant afterwards. The lounge bar is open from 9 am till 2 am. In the summer they organise party’s in the sand, with hundreds of candles, how romantic!



Aqui há praia

Where: Island Faro

The beach bar is located at the peninsula of Faro, when you go to the airport Faro, just before you can turn left, and you will find this Island, and this fantastic beach bar,  is next to the water sport centre (Centro Nautico).  The lounge bar and restaurant serving steaks and a large variety of snacks. The interiors is white, white and white. Every Saturday there DJ’s and theme party’s and Sundays are famous for the acoustic sunset events. ‘Aqui ha praia’, means, here we have beach, as the beach of Faro Island is white, stretched, so large, you cannot see the end!


Xiri Beach Bar

Where: Island of Tavira

A short trip on the ferry (going every minute) from Tavira, you will reach the Island of Tavira, located in the Natural parque Ria Formosa. Here you will find the beach bar Xiri. The friendly owners, will give you a feeling of being home. The end of the day you can attend Zumba, fitness, dance and yoga classes, and sportive activities as volley ball and football.  Fridays there will be live music and combined with cocktails and tapas.  Sunset parties with saxophone acts in a relaxed ambiance and lovely Mediterranean food.


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