Beaches near Olhão you should visit
The beaches near Olhão are islands, situated in the natural park of Ria Formosa. In this natural park you will find a big variety of flora and fauna. It is only possible to visit these islands by boat, departing from Olhão or Faro. These islands provide beaches that are more peaceful than many other beaches in the Algarve. Visiting any of these islands is a great day trip and will surely make your holiday better. Below you can find our selection of the best beaches near Olhão.
Ilha da Armona
Ilha da Armona is a beautiful island which stretches for 9 kilometres. There is a small village on the island and there some people that live on this island permanently. The island has two sides: the one facing the Ria Formosa and the one facing the ocean. When you take the boat, you will arrive on the river side. Here is where you can find the houses on the island, as well as some restaurants. You can then walk through the village to the ocean side. Here you can enjoy the soft sand and the long beach. If you are willing to walk a bit, you will probably find yourself alone on the beach. A true paradise.
Praia da Fuseta
Praia da Fuseta is a wonderful set of beaches near the town of Fuseta. There is a beach facing the Ria Formosa, known as Praia da Fuseta-Ria. And there is another beach, which is part of Ilha da Armona, facing the Atlantic Ocean: Praia da Fuseta-Mar. Both are wonderful beaches. You have to take a ferry to reach Praia da Fuseta-Mar. The extra effort to reach it makes the beach less crowded. And if you walk a couple of minutes from the point of arrival, you will probably be alone on the beach.