According to the "Travelers' Choice" awards of 2017, the best beaches in Portugal have already been distinguished. This rating is derived from the opinions of the users of Tripadvisor platform.
1. Falésia Beach, Albufeira
Features: Complicated access, extensive and amazing contrast of colors between the sea, the rocks and the pines. Review: "It's simply stunning. The red rocks contrast with the green pines and the dark blue sky."
2. Dona Ana Beach, Lagos
Features: Small, cozy and with a lot to discover, offering the opportunity to explore the rocks and the caves that are around this beach. Review: "A beach of crystal clear water and white sand"
3. Olhos de Água Beach, Olhos de Água
Features: It is suitable for families with children, because this beach offers unique natural pools and small fresh water springs in the areal called "Olhos de Água". Review: "Small (very welcoming)"
4. Meia Praia, Lagos
Features: It is advisable to practice water sports and has an extensive beach. Review: "Beach with its own characteristics, a wide clean beach, cold water, good supports / bars. In the summer it is good to go to the beach in the morning where you can go hiking until you lose sight of, and Good for water sports (windsurf, kite, etc.) in the afternoon."
5. Rocha Beach, Portimão
Features: A fusion between the landscape of the sea and the landscape of high buildings, inviting you to spend a whole day at the beach, going home to change clothes and enjoy the nightlife during the summer months. Review: "What a wonderful place is the beach of Algarve, with great rock formations making several caves in the middle of a stunning blue, well in the sea break where several caves are formed by the waves that come and go."
6. Guincho Beach, Cascais
Features: natural beauty, advisable for surfing and windsurfing. Review: "The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent."
7. Tróia beach, Tróia
Features: warm water, good access and good beach support. Review: "Great beach for children: calm sea, well maintained care, a bit far from transport, but the walk is well worth it".
8. Marinha Beach, Carvoeiro
Features: scenery of high and magnificent cliffs, although access is more complicated. Review: "Without doubt the most beautiful beach I have ever visited. It pays to spend the day there, the look is incredible."
9. Galé Beach, Albufeira
Features: Advisable for families, extensive beach and cozy lounge bar. Review: "Without a doubt the best beach in the Algarve, it's really a paradise.Good to go with friends or even with the family, always very clean."
10. Odeceixe Beach, Aljezur
Features: Advisable for surfing or bodyboarding, to spend a different day with family and offers a magnificent landscape. Review: "Wonderful water, transparent, good for water sports, or for strolling along the seashore. The seashore runs on the beach and the beach is beautiful to walk around and take the family for vacation .It's definitely one of the best beach destinations I've been to (so far) in Portugal. "