Praia dos Aveiros: the #1 guide
Praia dos Aveiros is a small beach in the municipality of Albufeira, in the area Areias de São João. This beach is less crowded than other nearby beaches, while still being close to the centre of Albufeira. It is a hidden gem and worth checking out if you are in the area. Let’s discover this beach.
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Praia dos Aveiros is a small beach surrounded by rock formations. The beach forms a small cove. It has nice golden sand and the water here is clear. The water here provides good conditions for snorkelling. The nearest beach to the west is Praia dos Alemães and the nearest beach to the east is Praia da Oura. There are walking trails towards these beaches, which are nice to explore the area.
Even though Praia dos Aveiros is relatively close to the centre of Albufeira, this beach is usually not crowded. It certainly is less crowded than the other beaches nearby. Praia dos Aveiros somehow has a secluded feel to it. In fact, there are usually only a handful of people on the beach. The beach is popular among couples and guests of the nearby hotels. If you are looking for a relatively quiet beach, while still being close to Albufeira town, Praia dos Aveiros is the best choice.
During low tide you can access some hidden coves east of the beach. That is why it is best to visit this beach during low tide.
Furthermore, if you walk a bit further, in the direction of Praia da Oura, you will also see a strange arch rock formation.
Also on the west side of Praia dos Aveiros there is plenty to explore. There is a rocky platform on the west side of the beach. You can walk on this platform and explore the interesting rock formations here.
How to get there
The easiest way to move around in the Algarve is by car. If you don’t have one, make sure to rent a car. Drive on the N125 in the direction of Albufeira. Go to the new town or the neighbourhood of Areias de São joão. The beach is located between Praia da Oura and Praia dos Alemães. There is a public car park area about 300 metres from the beach. Even though there is another parking area closer to the beach, that one is restricted to inhabitants and hotel guests. Next you will have to find where to descend to the beach, which might be a bit difficult to find. Right next to hotel Auramar, there are some steps and a footpath, leading down to the beach. Beware that Praia dos Aveiros might be a bit hard to access if your mobility is not that well.
There is a restaurant on the beach, called Restaurant Bar Aveiros. It is a good place to get some drinks, ice cream or refreshments. In addition they offer several dishes for lunch, focusing on regional specialties, such as cataplana or seafood rice.
Praia dos Aveiros is relatively close to Praia dos Alemães. Thus we recommend the same hotels as you can find in the article about Praia dos Alemães.
Another option is to quickly check the availability of nearby hotels. Below you can find a map with the location of hotels in this part of Albufeira. By changing the date of your holiday, the map will show you the current prices.
Even though Albufeira is a lot of fun, your holiday isn’t complete without exploring some other parts of the Algarve. For example, you can see the coastline of the Algarve by going on a boat trip. Or see the incredible Benagil cave. An excursion is the best way to explore the area. Below you can find our favourite excursions in this part of the Algarve.
Praia dos Aveiros is a Blue Flag beach, offering the most important facilities. There is a beach restaurant, toilets and a shower. In summer there is a lifeguard overlooking Praia dos Aveiros. Please note that Aveiros beach is not accessible by wheelchair.
Facilities in Praia dos Aveiros:
- Restaurant: yes
- Bar/club: no
- Toilet: yes
- Shower: yes
- Water sports: no
- Sunbeds: yes
- Parking: yes
- Lifeguards: yes
- Blue Flag beach: yes