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Praia de Armação de Pêra


Praia de Armação de Pêra


The far western end of the beach is still marked by the presence of the limestone cliffs that characterise the western Algarve. To the east, however, a large, sandy bay opens out, backed by the built-up area of the tourist resort of Armação de Pera and offering beachgoers an array of facilities and services.

A pedestrian seafront avenue with gardens, a view of the coastline and a selection of sunny, open-air cafés runs alongside the central section of the beach.

To the east of the beach, and in keeping with Armação de Pera’s long fishing tradition, the sands are occupied by colourful fishing boats and the huts that the fishermen use to store their equipment.The beach owes its name to the fact that this is where the fishermen from the village of Pera (located farther inland) would set up their “armação” (fishing paraphernalia), which was the basis of their subsistence.

Once you pass the fishermen’s beach, there are fewer signs of human activity and the horizon opens up. You can then see sand dunes stretching for as far as the eye can see, and a wetland zone that lies at the mouth of the Alcantarilha Stream, with its typical vegetation and countless aquatic birds, such as massive grey herons and small but tireless plovers.

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Note: Given the risk of landslides and loose stones falling on to the beach, you are advised to keep a safe distance from the cliffs, especially at the western end of the beach.

The beach can be accessed on foot and by car through the resort of Armação de Pera. There are areas of organised parking throughout the resort and informal parking on beaten earth is available at the westernmost end of the beach. The various support infrastructures include restaurants, WC, information and recreational facilities, and there are lifeguards on duty in the summer holiday season. This is an accessible beach. Orientation: south, south-west.

GPS: 37° 6'5.17"N 8°21'51.02"W

Accessibility: For more information about this resource click here.


  • Blue Flag
    Blue Flag
  • Accessible Beach
    Accessible Beach

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