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Praia dos Olhos d´Agua


Praia dos Olhos d´Agua


This beach is located in the picturesque village of Olhos d’Água, a land of fishermen where, even today, beachgoers share the sand with the colourful traditional fishing boats. The beach and village are named after the fresh-water springs that flow on to the beach and are known locally as “olhos d’água” or “olheiros”, meaning “eyes of water”. You can see the springs at low tide at the far eastern end of the beach.

However, the limestone cliffs are another hallmark of Olhos d’Água, since this is the first rocky beach in the transition from the sandy eastern Algarve to the rocky western Algarve, and where you can observe intertidal marine species such as limpets, whelks, barnacles, small gobies, anemones and colourful seaweed. The deeply-eroded rock formations feature ledges, caves, arches and small, sheltered bays.

This is a very busy beach due to its urban setting in a tourist resort. It has a central square with open-air cafés and a pedestrian seafront promenade lined with palm trees.

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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.

Pedestrian and vehicle access on tarmacked roads is via the built-up area at Olhos d’Àgua. There is plenty of organised parking around 500 m from the beach and there are small parking areas next to the beach. Support infrastructures include restaurants, WC and information facilities, and there are lifeguards on duty in the summer holiday season. This is an accessible beach. Orientation: south.

: 37° 5'23.49"N 8°11'26.11"W

Accessibility: For more information about this resource click here.


  • Blue Flag
    Blue Flag
  • Accessible Beach
    Accessible Beach

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