Albufeira shores and their natural beauty are rightly famous thanks to the high quality and cleanness of the sea and sand but also due to the excellent accesses and supporting facilities. This is recognized by the highest number of “Blue Flags” given to beaches in one area (20 Blue Flags for Albufeira in 2012) as well as the highest number of earned official “Golden Beach Seals” (Quercus) in the country (18 in 2012!).
From little secluded places surrounded by walls of rock to long stretches of sandy beach, we can enjoy them all, whether it be calmly and privately or with plenty of fun and action. Water sports are available on many beaches, whether it be sailing, windsurfing and diving, or even motorized water sports.
The Algarve coast and its gorgeous climate attract visitors all year round, but supporting facilities like umbrella/sunbed rental, water sports, medical emergencies, beach restaurants and bars run between April and October. It is also during this period that the seashore is properly watched and it’s safe to swim and enjoy it to the fullest.
Portugal has the safest beaches in the world where zero drawning has be recorded on the watched beach during 2011.