Image gallery of the spectacular coastline of the Algarve from the estuary of the Guadiana river, the eastern border of the Algarve with Spain, to Odeceixe on the northern border of the Algarve with the Alentejo
Sand Algarve: Vila Real d.S.A.
Vila Real de Santo António is the most eastern city of the Algarve, situated on the banks of the Guadiana river, the border to Spain. The so called "Sand Algarve" starts at the estuary mouth of the river, watering here into the Bay of Cadiz. On the left side you can see Monte Gordo, one of the most popular tourist centres in this area.
View ro the coast of the eastern Algarve between Praia Verde and Altura.
Cacela Velha: Ria Formosa
View from the village towards the lagoon of the Ria Formosa and the Ilha de Cacela in the bckground
View to the estuary of the river Gilão, the salt marshes in Quatro Aguas and the Ilha de Tavira in the background.
The chain of islands of the Ria Formosa in front of Fuseta near Olhão
Ilha da Armona
The island is situated to the east of Ilha da Culatra, which you can see in the backgrond. The little habitation and a campign ground are located at the western corner of the Ilha da Armona and can be accessed by ferry boat only. The popular beach Praia da Armona-Mar is on the sea side behind the settlement.
Ilha da Culatra
On the left side you can see the small harbour and the landing stage of for the ferry boat. On the opposite side the small sandy stripe of the sea side beach Praia da Culatra-Mar comes into view.
Ilha da Culatra
The island is located in the Ria Formosa opposite Olhão between the islands Ilha da Barreta in the west and Ilha da Armona. The beaches of Praia do Farol, Praia de Hangares and Praia da Culatra-Mar can be reached from the mainland only by a ferry.
Faro: View from the Ria Formosa
View from board of an excursion boat across the lagoon of the Ria Formosa towards the historic old town of Faro, surrounded by huge walls.
Ria Formosa: Ilha de Faro
View over the lagoon near Quinta do Lago to the Ilha de Faro. This is a popular area for locals to collect mussels during the tidal flat.
Quinta do Lago
View to the name giving lake of the famous golf and holiday resort.
Vale do Lobo
View to the spectacular sandstone cliffs and the golf course of Vale do Lobo.
Quarteira: Praia do Almargem
View from the beach Loulé Velho to the sandstone cliffs and the beach restaurant BJ's Oceanside. In the background you can see Quarteira.
Vilamoura Sunset Cruise
View to the sandstone cliffs of the Algarve coast between Vilamoura and Albufeira.
The sandy beaches strech along the coast of Albufeira. From left to right: Praia do Túnel, Praia dos Pescadores and Praia do Inatel.
Praia dos Arrifes: Restaurant A Sardinha
Algarve coast west of Albufeira
Ria de Armação: Salgados
The bay "Ria de Armação" is situated between Galé and the tourist centre Armação de Pêra. The salt marshes provide a refuge for many bird species, and the flat sandy beach, protected by dunes, stretches over several miles. In the background you can see the Salgados golf couse with its unique design.
Praia Sra da Rocha
The Algarve coast between Armação de Pêra and Porches
The rocky Algarve coast between Carvoeiro and Ferragudo
Spectacular rock formation on the Algarve coast near Carvoeiro
Praia da Rocha
The Algarve coast near the estuary of the river Arade in front of the holiday destination and popular beach Praia da Rocha.
Praia do Alvor Nascente
The rocky Algarve coast between Portimão and Alvor
Praia do Alvor Poente
Alvor has evolved to on of the most popular holiday destinations of the Algarve. The western part of the beach of Alvor stretches along the bay "Ria de Alvor" until the beach Meia Praia near Lagos. At the right side you can see the rock formations of the beach "Tres Irmãos".
Lagos Meia Praia
View over the city of Lagos and the marina to the bay of Lagos and the long sandy beach of Meia Praia
Costa d'Oiro: Ponta da Piedade
One of the most photographed motifs of the Algarve at Ponta da Piedade.
Sagres: Praia do Martinhal
View from eastern direction towards the bay of Sagres with the Martinhal beach and the famous fishing port
Sagres and Ponta de Sagres
Aerial view to Sagres. In the foregound you can see the fortress, located on the Ponta de Sagres.
Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres
Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St.Vincent) near Sagres in Portugal and the Ponta de Sagres together form the south-western corner of the European continent. The cape consists of a steep cliff of about 69 m with almost no vegetation.
Cabo de São Vicente
On the surrounding cliffs, beaten by the strength of the vast Atlantic, local fishermen risk their lives wedged on dramatic perches with the thundering sea below. Year by year some of them, as well as some imprudent tourists, meet their death here.
Cabo de São Vicente
View from the Cabo de São Vicente to the west along the coast "Costa Vicentina". The cliffs of this part of the coast are much steeper, and the surf of the Atlantic Ocean is significantly rougher than on the Algarve's south coast.
Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa
View from the Torre de Aspa to northern direction towards the Costa Vicentina with the beaches Praia da Cordoama and Praia do Castelejo. The Torre de Aspa (156 m) west of Vila do Bispo is the highest elevation of the Costa Vicentina, the almost untouched western coast of the Algarve. The way from Vila do Bispo through the heath is not easy to find, but the great views will compensate you for your efforts.
Costa Vicentina: Praia da Arrifana
Costa Vicentina: Praia de Odeceixe
The beach of Odeceixe, situated on the estuary of the river Seixe offers excellent conditions for canoeing and boat trips.