The most beautiful beaches in Portugal

The most beautiful beaches in Portugal

The best of beaches in Portugal

Portugal has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. However, the Atlantic waters are wild and colder than the Mediterranean, so tourism is not so massive, not counting the famous Algarve in the south. The sand is mostly gold, and huge cliffs rise above the beaches.

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Ponta de Piedade
37.084, -8.667
1 m / 3 ft

#1 Ponta de Piedade

The most beautiful beach in the Algarve

To the south of Lagos is the interesting Cape - Ponta de Piedade. You will find here small beaches among beautiful rock formations. If you see advertising of the Algarve, the images are usually acquired from here.

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Praia do Beliche beach
37.026, -8.964
0 m / 0 ft

#2 Praia do Beliche beach

Beautiful bay at Cape Cabo de Sao Vicente

A beautiful bay with Praia do Beliche beach is located a short distance from the southwest end of Continental Europe - Cabo de Sao Vicente. Above the fabulous beach there are massive photogenic cliffs.

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Praia do Magoito beach
38.863, -9.449
4 m / 13 ft

#3 Praia do Magoito beach

Beach under a stunning cliff

This stunning beach is located to the west of the town Magoito. The cliff that overlooks it looks almost as if it had been artificially cut, rather than a work of nature.

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Praia Pequena Beach
38.82, -9.474
6 m / 20 ft

#4 Praia Pequena Beach

Beach just off the western end of Europe

Only a short distance north of the westernmost outposts of continental Europe - Cape Cabo da Roca, there are many beautiful beaches and high cliffs. The most beautiful of these include Prai Pequena Beach

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Praia da Foz beach
38.942, -9.416
0 m / 0 ft

#5 Praia da Foz beach

Beach near Ericeira

A short distance south of the picturesque town of Ericeira lies another of the beautiful Portuguese beaches - Praia da Foz. Like almost anywhere in Portugal you can enjoy huge waves here

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Praia da Arrabida beach
38.48, -8.979
1 m / 3 ft

#6 Praia da Arrabida beach

Beautiful beach under the mountains

The Serra da Arrabida mountains, which are protected as a natural park, are directly overlooking the Atlantic. There are the sightseeing roads leading partly along the ridge of the mountains and also a very picturesque beach with an island view.

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Beach in Nazaré
39.598, -9.073
2 m / 7 ft

#7 Beach in Nazaré

Vibrant beach

Nazaré is the most popular resort on the Silver Coast - Costa de Prata. The beach is huge and the prospect of it is imposing. Expect, however, almost always with crowds of other tourist.

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Praia de Paredes de Vitória
39.701, -9.051
1 m / 3 ft

#8 Praia de Paredes de Vitória

Beautiful beach with rock formations

Twenty kilometers north of the town of Nazaré is a beautiful beach of Praia de Paredes de Vitória. The northern part of this beach is bordered by nice rock formations. Behind them continues sandy beach more kilometers away. Unlike Nazaré there are significantly fewer visitors.

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