This beach follows on from Inatel Beach as you head eastwards. Back in the days of the canning industry, the Inatel facility was a factory belonging to a German family, hence the name of beach (“Alemães” = “Germans”). When the Inatel Foundation took over the building, the stretch of beach next to the hotel was renamed after it, while the rest of the beach retained its original name.
Praia dos Alemães enjoys a more natural setting than the beaches to the west. There are fewer buildings and the cliffs are not as high, their straight lines giving way to a more cut-out shape and taking on organic contours.
At various places, rainfall runoff has eroded the cliff face, carving inlets into it on its way to the sand. Patches of stone pine and mastic trees grow on the cliff top. Meanwhile, closer to the sands, Mediterranean saltbush is common and reeds grow next to where the runoff occurs. As you walk eastwards, the beach becomes progressively quieter.