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Alvor Beach

Kitesurf, head out on the water on a paddleboat or kayak around the surrounding coastline at this Blue Flag-awarded beach. 

Spacious, sandy Alvor Beach is a good choice for those seeking a quieter alternative to nearby Praia da Rocha. Find a peaceful spot somewhere along the lengthy stretch of golden sand and take advantage of the beach’s many facilities. 

The beach is known for its clean, clear and calm waters and its long open sweep of sand, which is backed by dunes. Enjoy a barefoot stroll along the sun-warmed sands in search of a spot to pitch your towel. The water quality and cleanliness of the beach has earned it Blue Flag status.

Because of its large size, the beach rarely feels crowded. Sun umbrellas and beach loungers are available for rent. 

Relax on the beach for a few hours, enjoying the views of the blue water. To cool down, wade into the water. The beach slopes gently into the sea.

Stretch out your legs during a stroll along the boardwalk. It offers not only views of the ocean and rock formations, but also of the adjacent sand dunes and nature area. 

Stay at the beach until sunset to witness the sky changing color as the sun sinks out of view.

For a more active day at Alvor Beach, consider trying some of the available beach activities. Play beach volleyball or kick around a ball on the sands. Choose between several watersports options too. Rent a paddleboat and pedal your way around the water, or sign up for a windsurfing or kitesurfing lesson. 

Eat fresh fish at restaurants along the beach, which range from simple bars to more upscale establishments. Vendors also stroll up and down the sands offering snacks and drinks to sunbathers. 

Find Alvor Beach around 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of Portimão. To get to the beach, follow the signposts marked “praia.” Car parking is available at the beach and buses run regularly from Portimão and Lagos. 

Alvor Beach offers step-free access as well as a boardwalk and is therefore suitable for mobility-impaired visitors and for those with strollers. 


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Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort £118
Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort

Pestana Dom João II Hotel Beach & Golf Resort

Praia De Alvor, Portimao
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Portimao hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tres Irmaos Beach and Alvor Beach. Rocha Beach and Vau Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Luna Alvor Bay £129
    Luna Alvor Bay

    Luna Alvor Bay

    Urbanização Torralta, Praia de Alvor, Portimao, Algarve
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Portimao, this beach apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Alvor Beach and Tres Irmaos Beach. Rocha Beach and Vau Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Ria Hostel Alvor £49
      Ria Hostel Alvor

      Ria Hostel Alvor

      Rua Infante D. Henrique nº 7, Alvor, Portimao
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Portimao, this beachfront hostel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Alvor Boardwalk and Alvor Beach. Tres Irmaos Beach and Vau Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Pestana Alvor Praia Beach & Golf Hotel £183
        Pestana Alvor Praia Beach & Golf Hotel

        Pestana Alvor Praia Beach & Golf Hotel

        Praia dos Três Irmaos, Alvor, Portimao
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Portimao hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Três Irmãos Beach and Tres Irmaos Beach. Alvor Beach and Vau Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          A28 - Torralta Studio Alvor by Dreamalgarve £118
          A28 - Torralta Studio Alvor by Dreamalgarve

          A28 - Torralta Studio Alvor by Dreamalgarve

          Rua do Barinel, Praia dos 3 Irmaos, Torralta, Torre I, 1 110, Portimao, Faro
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Alvor Beach and Tres Irmaos Beach. Vau Beach is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away.

            Apartment With one Bedroom in Alvor, With Wonderful City View and Wifi - 100 m From the Beach
            Apartment With one Bedroom in Alvor, With Wonderful City View and Wifi - 100 m From the Beach

            Apartment With one Bedroom in Alvor, With Wonderful City View and Wifi - 100 m From the Beach

            R. do Barinel, Torre G - 1004, Portimao, Faro District
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Portimao, this golf apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Alvor Beach and Tres Irmaos Beach. Vau Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

              Dunas do Alvor - Torralvor
              Dunas do Alvor - Torralvor

              Dunas do Alvor - Torralvor

              Estrada da Barca, Dunas do Alvor, Bloco C, Recepção, Portimao, Faro
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Alvor Boardwalk and Alvor Beach. Tres Irmaos Beach and Vau Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                12 Torralta Apartment
                12 Torralta Apartment

                12 Torralta Apartment

                Torre I, 9, 903, Rua do Barinel, Portimao, Faro
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Alvor Beach and Tres Irmaos Beach. Rocha Beach and Vau Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).