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Award-Winning Beaches

Award-Winning Beaches

Anyone who goes to the beach in the Algarve knows that they can be enjoyed at their best all year round. Thanks to our beaches complying with a series of criteria defined by the European Blue Flag Association, in respect of the environment, safety, comfort and good quality water, we earned 89 Blue Flags in 2018.

But the Algarve also scores points for its pleasure harbours. The prime location, conscientious environmental management and high standards of quality have resulted in the region being awarded Blue Flags for the marinas in Lagos, Portimão, Albufeira and Vilamoura. And if that were not enough, we have still more reasons to be proud.

So spread your towel out on the best beaches in the Algarve, where the number of awards and flags increases every year. Because we believe that whoever visits us always deserves the best and only the best.

Find out what are the blue flag beaches here.

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