Praia dos Beijinhos – the #1 guide
Praia dos Beijinhos is a small beach in the area of Alporchinhos, in the municipality of Lagoa. Usually there are not many people on this beach, compared to other nearby beaches. It is a good beach to visit if you don’t want to share the beach with plenty of other people. Let’s explore this beach.
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Praia dos Beijinhos is a small beach in a rocky bay backed by cliffs, which shelter the beach. In Portuguese, a beijinho means a little kiss. Praia dos Beijinhos thus translates as beach of the little kisses. This name comes from the large number of small shells on the beach, that are also called beijinhos. The name of this beach makes it unique. Praia dos Beijinhos is located west of Praia do Vale do Olival and east of Praia dos Tremoços. It is actually located right next to the five star luxury resort Vila Vita Parc.
You can see many rocks on and around the beach, as well as plenty of sea birds. There is also a lot of vegetation. For example, there is a nice walking trail from Praia do Vale do Olival towards Beijinhos beach, taking you through a green environment full of different plants. Along this route you will have a spectacular view over the area, so this walk is highly recommended.
If you go on the cliffs on the west side of the beach, you can actually see Armação de Pêra and its beach.
On the east side of Praia dos Beijinhos you can find a small private section of the beach, just around the corner.
Praia dos Beijinhos itself is quiet and peaceful. There are not a lot of people visiting here. If you would like some privacy on the beach, this is a good beach to visit. Most of the people on the beach are tourists of nearby hotels. Families usually love this beach, since there are small lagoons at low tide. Children often love to explore these pools. Couples also love Praia dos Beijinhos. They come to visit because of the romantic name, and then discover that the beach is quite romantic too.
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. Take exit Porches from the EN125. Follow the road in the direction of Armação de Pêra. You can park your car near Vila Vita Parc along the road. From there you can walk to the beach. There is a stairway in the central section of the beach. Another option is to walk west from Praia do Vale do Olival through a nature track, which ends up at the beach. See the video below for how to do this walking trail.
Restaurants and hotels
Praia dos Beijinhos is relatively close to Praia do Vale do Olival. Thus we recommend the same restaurants and hotels as you can find in the article about Praia do Vale do Olival.
Another option is to quickly check the availability of nearby hotels. Below you can find a map with the location of hotels near Armação de Pêra. By changing the date of your holiday, the map will show you the current prices.
If you would like to go on an excursion, you have plenty of options. Below you can find our favourite excursions in the area.
There are no facilities on Praia dos Beijinhos. For example, the beach is unsupervised and there are no toilets. If you are looking for facilities, your best option is to go to nearby Praia do Vale do Olival.
Facilities in Praia dos Beijinhos:
- Restaurant: no
- Bar/club: no
- Toilet: no
- Shower: no
- Water sports: no
- Sunbeds: no
- Parking: yes
- Lifeguards: no
- Blue Flag beach: no