Praia de Marinha

To enjoy some spectacular scenery and the Algarve’s warm sunshine, make sure you spend a day on Praia de Marinha. Around 20 kilometres from Albufeira, the beach is a stunning place to relax and unwind.

There’s plenty of parking close to the beach if you have a hire car, and there are buses that you can use to get to Praia de Marinha if you’re staying somewhere like Albufeira. However you get there, you’ll have breathtaking views down to the beach and out across the Atlantic as you make your way down the steps to the sand.

Gaze up at the incredible limestone cliffs when you get to the bottom. Lay your towel down in the soft golden sand and see the arches and caves that have been carved into the rock by the water. When it’s time to cool off, the crystal clear sea’s waiting for you, perfect for paddling, swimming and snorkelling.

If you’re going away with your family, the kids will love exploring all the nooks and crannies of the beach. For great views of the picture-perfect coastline and iconic rock formations, take a boat trip from the beach or hire a paddle board.

When you get hungry, there’s a little cafe at the bottom of the steps where you can enjoy a bit of shade and quick bites like toasties and omelettes. After you’ve had a refreshing drink, head back to your towel for a lazy afternoon, or explore some of the neighbouring beaches and caves.

After a relaxing day at Praia de Marinha, you’ll be ready to have some adventure at Aquashow Park or Zoomarine Algarve. Or catch the ferry over to Tavira Island if you want to have another peaceful day in the sun.