Praia dos Olhos de Água – General information
Praia dos Olhos de Água is a beach in the municipality of Albufeira. Olhos de Água used to be a small fisherman’s village, but its beach has grown to a become a mainstream tourist destination. The beach is located about 5 kilometres east of the town of Albufeira. According to TripAdvisor, this beach is the #5 thing to do in Albufeira and the #3 thing to do in Olhos de Água.
Olhos de Água is famous for its natural springs. These freshwater springs can be found on the eastern side of the beach, among the rock. The water is fresh, cold and can be drunk. The water has in the past been used as drinking water for the village. These natural springs gave the beach its name. Olhos de Água can be translated as ‘eyes of water’. When the tide is low, you will also see remarkable circles of natural springs in the sand. These natural springs can be found in several places on the Praia dos Olhos de Água.
The beach is very popular among families with (young) children. In summer, this beach can be quite crowded.
If you would like to experience this beach from up close, it is possible to view a 360 degree picture of this beach.
How to get there
The beach can be accessed by one road. To get there, you can enter the following address in your GPS: Rua dos Pescadores 3, Olhos de Água, Albufeira.
Praia dos Olhos de Água – Facilities
In summer, it can be quite difficult to park your car. When there is no more parking space on the beach, you can park your car in the upper village. From there, you can walk to the beach.
Facilities in Praia dos Olhos de Água:
• Restaurant: yes
• Bar/club: yes
• Toilet: yes
• Shower: yes
• Water sports: yes
• Sunbeds: yes
• Parking: yes
• Lifeguards: yes
• Blue flag beach: yes