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Salgados Beach

Visit this typical Algarve beach to stretch out on its pristine sand, play a round of golf and spot exotic birds at a nature reserve.

Salgados Beach (Praia dos Salgados) offers an idyllic combination of recreation and relaxation on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Spend a day soaking up the sun, swimming in the calm seawater and watching the sunset. Enjoy walks on miles of empty coastline and explore the nearby lake and wildlife area.  

The beach is as inviting and unblemished as any beach in the Algarve. Throw down a towel and allow your body to sink into the spongy, golden sand. Gaze out across the deep-blue water and watch people practicing bodyboarding, kitesurfing and windsurfing. There is no water sport center here, so you’ll need to bring your own equipment. 

Stroll in any direction along the seashore to discover deserted areas of rolling dunes and dramatic cliffs. To the east, the beach connects with Galé Beach, recognizable for its craggy hills, rock tunnels and tidal pools. To the west it passes Grande de Pêra Beach before reaching the village of Armação de Pera. 

Behind the sand dunes that frame the beach is Praia dos Salgados Nature Reserve. This wetlands area sits at the confluence of two streams, which empty out into the freshwater Salgados Lake. Wooden boardwalks wind around the lake and reserve and provide the chance to spot migratory, native and protected birds. See coots, ducks, flamingoes, herons, sandpipers and warblers, among other species. 

Partake in one of the Algarve’s most popular activities with a round of 18-holes at Salgados Golf Club. This scenic course is set within the grounds of a luxury hotel and is open to the public. Buggy, club and trolley rentals are available at the clubhouse. You can take lessons at the club and practice on the putting and chipping greens. 

Salgados Beach is just a 20-minute drive east of Albufeira. There’s a large car park with direct access to the beach and nature reserve. Parking is also possible at the adjacent Grande de Pêra Beach.


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VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa Lote 1 Fase 2, Albufeira
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Offering direct access to the beach, this Albufeira resort is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Herdade dos Salgados Golf and Salgados Beach. Sao Rafael Beach and Gale Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Apartment Salgados Beach - D´alma Fonseca
    Apartment Salgados Beach - D´alma Fonseca

    Apartment Salgados Beach - D´alma Fonseca

       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Armacao de Pera, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Armação Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Salgados Beach and Gale Beach. Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck and Fisherman's Beach Armacao de Pera are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Villa With 9 Bedrooms in Pêra, With Wonderful sea View, Private Pool, Enclosed Garden - 800 m From the Beach £2,567
      Villa With 9 Bedrooms in Pêra, With Wonderful sea View, Private Pool, Enclosed Garden - 800 m From the Beach

      Villa With 9 Bedrooms in Pêra, With Wonderful sea View, Private Pool, Enclosed Garden - 800 m From the Beach

      Rua de Relvas, Faro, Silves, Faro
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Armacao de Pera, this golf villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck and Salgados Beach. Zoomarine and Gale Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Salgados Dunas Suite
        Salgados Dunas Suite

        Salgados Dunas Suite

        Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa, Guia, Albufeira, Algarve
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Albufeira, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Salgados Beach and Herdade dos Salgados Golf. Salgados Lagoon Observation Deck and Manuel Lourenco Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Salgados Palm Village - All Inclusive
          Salgados Palm Village - All Inclusive

          Salgados Palm Village - All Inclusive

          Herdade dos Salgados Resort, Guia, Albufeira
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Albufeira resort is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Salgados Beach and Gale Beach. Sao Rafael Beach is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

            Salgados Beach Villas £182
            Salgados Beach Villas

            Salgados Beach Villas

            Herdade dos Salgados, Rua Boca da Alagoa, Lote1, Fase 2, Albufeira
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Offering direct access to the beach, this Albufeira villa is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Herdade dos Salgados Golf and Salgados Beach. Sao Rafael Beach and Gale Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Villas2go2 Salgados Apartment
              Villas2go2 Salgados Apartment

              Villas2go2 Salgados Apartment

              Urbanizacao dos Salgados, Lote AP2-3C, Albufeira, Faro
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Herdade dos Salgados Golf and Salgados Beach. Sao Rafael Beach and Gale Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Apartamento Salgados
                Apartamento Salgados

                Apartamento Salgados

                Urbanização dos Salgados, n Lote 12B, Albufeira, Algarve
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Albufeira, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Salgados Beach and Gale Beach. Sao Rafael Beach is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) away.