Located to the east of the estuary, this beach still enjoys the benefits of being close to the typical town of Alvor, the open landscape over the bay and extensive dune system, although the region’s tourist complexes are gradually beginning to surround it. Thus, on the seafront, you will still be able to see the highly adapted sand-living plants, especially sand couch-grass, Cretan trefoil and the eye-catching sea daffodil.
At the far eastern end of the bay, the deeply-eroded carbonate cliffs, typical of the western Algarve, are already making their appearance. Some rocky ledges can be seen, extending into the sea, and the rock formation of Ponta João de Arens is also visible. At low tide, it is possible to walk along the little bays to the east, and observe how the beach seems to be cut out of the intricately lacy cliffs, with their small caves and precariously balanced boulders. Indeed, for this very reason, you are advised to be very careful when you are near the rock formations.