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Fisherman's Beach

The eastern side of Albufeira’s main city beach is famous for its fishing boats, seafood restaurants and live entertainment shows. 

Just a short walk from the Old Town, Fisherman’s Beach (Praia dos Pescadores) is one of Albufeira’s busiest and most historic beaches. It has excellent dining experiences, markets, live music and water sports. Fisherman’s Beach takes its name from the fishing boats that once launched and moored here. While many have moved to Albufeira Marina, some boats remain and provide a reminder of the city’s fishing heritage. 

During the summer months, this small stretch of sand fills up with locals and tourists alike. Sit on the sand or rent umbrellas and sun loungers. The azure-colored sea invites you to take a refreshing dip and try water sports such as parasailing and water-sled rides. Walk to the edge of the breakwater to enjoy views of the Old Town and the rugged cliffs above the adjacent Inatel Beach. 

Set on a raised courtyard that overlooks the beach are bars and restaurants, which owe their beginnings to the city’s fishing traditions. Grab a front row seat and watch as the lively beach action unfolds below. Sample variations of typical Portuguese dishes, including bacalhau (cod) and cataplana seafood stew. 

The vast Fisherman’s Square marks the entrance to the beach. It hosts concerts, dance shows, food markets and handicraft fairs. An escalator travels from the square’s northeastern corner to Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint. This lookout affords more impressive beach and Old Town views. 

Túnel Beach makes up the western half of the main city beach. It’s accessible from the Old Town via an elevator and a tunnel dug out of the cliffs. Both beaches are beautiful at sunset, when the sun drifts down behind a headland. 

Fisherman’s Beach is convenient to reach on foot from all areas of Albufeira’s city center. Parking is available, for a fee, in a large car park situated behind Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint. A tourist train operates from the lookout from June through September. It connects with Albufeira City Hall, The Strip nightlife zone and the Forte São João district.


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Hotel Sol e Mar

Rua José Bernardino de Sousa, Albufeira, Algarve
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Albufeira Old Town, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Municipal Archaeological Museum and Albufeira Old Town Square. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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    Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

    Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only

    Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 2, Albufeira, Faro
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Albufeira Old Town, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Albufeira Old Town Square and Praia dos Alemães. Oura Beach and Sao Rafael Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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      Luna Miramar Club

      Luna Miramar Club

         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Albufeira Stadium and Praia dos Alemães. Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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        Monica Isabel Beach Club

        Monica Isabel Beach Club

        Praia do Forte de Sao Joao, Albufeira
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Albufeira aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Health Centers Albufeira, Praia dos Alemães and Oura Beach. Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

          Hotel Colina do Mar £64
          Hotel Colina do Mar

          Hotel Colina do Mar

          Rua Maria Teresa Semedo de Azevedo, 3, Albufeira
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Albufeira Old Town, this hotel is steps away from San Vicente de Albufeira Statue and Albufeira Old Town Square. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
            Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden

            Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden

            Cerro do Malpique, Albufeira
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this spa aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Bertolina Guest House
              Bertolina Guest House

              Bertolina Guest House

              Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 8, Albufeira
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Albufeira Old Town, this beach guesthouse is steps away from Castle Wall Ruins, Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 1 mile (2 km).

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                Albufeira Beach Hotel

                Albufeira Beach Hotel

                Rua Cândido Dos Reis 32, Albufeira
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Albufeira Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Castle Wall Ruins, Albufeira Old Town Square and Fisherman's Beach. Praia dos Alemães and Albufeira Marina are also within 2 miles (3 km).