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If your idea of a holiday to Portugal involves leaving the bustling streets behind and heading to the seashore, check out our most highly recommended coastlines in Portugal. Be sure to drop us a comment and let us know where your favorite beaches are around the world!
Falesia Beach, Albufeira
Ranked as the number one beach in Portugal at the Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013, Falesia Beach is famed for its seaweed-free beaches and red cliff background. If you want to take some incredible beach shots where you look like you’re the only ones there, then this beach is the best.
Ponta da Piedade, Lagos
To get to Ponta da Piedade, you can either take a boat trip from Lagos marina or wander down from the town centre on foot. As well as crisp white sands and towering caves, this beach offers an abundance of blue and green lagoons just waiting to be explored. The warm and clear sea play home to a multitude of marine life, so you can get funky with the fishes or sleep on the sands if you so wish.
Located 20 miles to the west of Lisbon, this pretty little village is just as loved by locals as it is by tourists who have travelled from far and wide to dip their toes in this central seaside. One of the country’s fishing hotspots, the town is awash with family-friendly activities, fine eateries and enough inspiring architecture for one to handle.
Many of the country’s best beaches are a fair drive from any major towns and cities; therefore the best way to explore them for yourself is by hiring a car. Economy Car Hire is one of Portugal’s leading car hire firms and they’ve been shortlisted for the British Travel Awards 2013 too, so if you want to venture off the beaten track in search of some of golden sands and stunning views, give them a test drive.
And if you ever get bored of the beaches of Portugal, then check out my Hawaii travel guides if you’re seeking more beautiful beaches to relax yourself upon.