Faro is the perfect place to explore exclusive beaches, coasts and small islands of the Nature Park Ria Formosa. The remote and beautiful beaches wait for you on the Algarve, easily reachable by ferries that leave regularly.
There are some beaches which are worth a visit in Algarve:
Island of Barreta: It can take up to 30 minutes to arrive by Ferry.
Beautiful beach where you can enjoy the presence of flamingos in almost every track, as well as other species that live in this area.
Island of Culatra: This beach is worth seeing and you will find crystalline waters and clean sand; perfect conditions for sunbathing and strolling. The area is usually quiet and is perfect for free or tank diving. The water temperatures are the warmest you will be able to find in Algarve, reaching 22 degrees in summer.
Plaia do Barrill: Naturist beach in Algarve on the Island of Tavira. Access can be reached by boat or taking a small train that links Pedras del Rei and Praia do Barril after the passage through the bridge of the Ria Formosa. The naturist area is at 750m from the train station.
In general Faro and Algarve beaches are spacious, with large and typical sand dunes that stretch along the coast. If you are wishing to evade civilization and hear only wind and water, then you will find in Faro what you are looking for. The mixture of natural landscapes and beaches made of Faro an attractive place to visit in any season.
It is also important to mention that Faro downtown, is a beautiful place for sightseeing and visiting its many historic buildings and fascinating architecture. The classic appearance of the village with its narrow streets, gives an ancient air that does not leave the tourist indifferent.
On the beaches of Faro, you will find some bars distributed along the coast, however not really places to have a big meal, but something just to fill the stomach, maybe a sandwich. If you are looking for a more serious meal, you may need to go to Faro city where you find some restaurants.