5 warmest beaches in the Algarve

31 August 2023
5 warmest beaches in the Algarve

If there is one thing that is not lacking in the Algarve is sun and beach. However, in the same way that each beach has its specificities, the sea also behaves differently from beach to beach. So if you're looking for the hottest beaches in the Algarve for your holiday, we can give you a helping hand.

The truth is that despite the wild beauty of the beaches of the Western region or the medicinal properties of the rugged beaches of the North, few people like to put a foot in the sea water and feel the whole body freeze. Therefore, nothing like a good sea bath in tepid waters.

In the case of the Algarve, it is in the eastern region, also known as Sotavento, that the beaches with the most inviting, that is, warmer water are found. So, find out with us which are the hottest beaches in the Algarve and, who knows, this is where you decide where you are going on holiday.



Ancão Beach, Loulé

The municipality of Loulé has a very diverse tourist offer: Moorish streets, its sweet honey, the delicious arbutus brandy, the tasty almond and fig cakes and, of course, the fishing activities of the region. Here you will also find some of the most luxurious accommodation in the Algarve, such as Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.


Praia do Ancão is located in the Ria Formosa Natural Park and is characterized by an extensive sandy beach and vast dune fields, full of aromatic plants. It has ample space for parking, beach support services and surveillance in the bathing season.

There is tarred road access from Almancil, towards Garrão/Ancão, for 7 kilometers. Through the tourist resort, a 1.5-kilometer dirt road begins.


Barreta, Faro

The municipality of Faro encompasses the peninsula of Ancão and the islands of Barreta (Deserta) and Culatra. Here is also present the Ria Formosa Natural Park, symbol of a remarkable ecological biodiversity.

The beaches of Ilha Deserta are some of the most beautiful in the Algarve and have very inviting temperatures. There is support and surveillance equipment during the bathing season. Take a boat from Faro (Cais da Porta Nova, has ample parking near the pier).


Fuseta Beach, Olhão

The municipality of Olhão has five beaches, located in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Fuseta Beach is located in the western part of Armona Island, in front of the village of Fuseta. Its sand is extensive and deserted, and benefits from the formation of natural pools in the low sea. There are beach support services and surveillance in the bathing season.

Access to this which is one of the warmest beaches in the Algarve is by boat, from the Fuseta Pier, with ample parking next to the boarding pier.


Cabins, Tavira

The coast of the municipality of Tavira is sandy, with fine sand and warm water. In its eastern area, is located the Island of Cabanas, located in a narrow strip of sand that extends to the bar of Cacela.

Its beach is located right in front of the village of Cabanas, with support and surveillance services in the bathing season. This is a region of good gastronomy, where you can (and should) taste delicacies such as oysters, clams, octopus or grilled fish.

Access by boat from the pier, on the marginal of Cabanas. Do not worry about the car, as there is plenty of parking.


Cacela Velha, Vila Real de Santo António

This municipality extends along the coastal strip, between Tavira and Castro Marim to the mouth of the Guadiana River. Its beaches are calm and warm waters, so they attract many tourists in the bathing season.

Cacela Velha Beach is located at the eastern end of Cabanas Island, near the Cacela bar. In 2015, it was considered one of the 15 best beaches in the world, by the Spanish version of the magazine "Traveler".

The only less positive aspect is that it does not have beach support, nor surveillance in the bathing season. Go by boat from the pier of Sítio da Fábrica, about 1.5 kilometers from Cacela Velha. You can park next to the boarding place.

As you can see, the choice is varied. They are the hottest beaches in the Algarve, but surely it will not be only the temperature of the water that makes you decide for one or the other. Each of these beaches has its own surroundings, some charms that go far beyond the tourist clusters. Therefore, discovering these beaches can be the first step to get to know a different Algarve.



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