Praia da Fuseta: the #1 guide
In the municipality of Olhão
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Fuseta (sometimes spelled as Fuzeta) is a fishing town near the Ria Formosa
Fuseta has about 2000 permanent inhabitants
In the harbour of Fuseta you can see many colourful fishing boats
Here you can also take a ferry to take you to Ilha da Armona
The two main beaches of Fuseta are Praia da Fuseta-Ria and Praia da Fuseta-Mar.
Praia da Fuseta-Ria
Also known as Praia dos Tesos
Can be reached on foot from the town of Fuseta
Popular among families
Calm and warm water
Kids usually love this beach
Crowded in summer
Many restaurants nearby
Praia da Fuseta-Mar
Also called Ilha da Fuseta
Praia da Fuseta-Mar faces the Atlantic Ocean
Colder water than Praia da Fuseta-Ria
Located on the eastern side of Ilha da Armona
Great for snorkeling
This is the beach in front of the village Fuseta, located on the island of Ilha da Armona
There are restaurants near the drop-off point
Ria Formosa is more narrow here
If you walk for a couple of minutes, you will be completely alone on the beach. It will give you the feeling of being on a deserted island.
Same island as Ilha da Armona
Praia da Armona is located on the western side of the island, while Praia da Fuseta is located on the eastern side.
Beach not crowded
Great beach is you like being in nature and love some peace and quiet.
In the northeast of Ilha da Armona
Lies in the Ria Formosa
Narrow but long beach
The island is about 4,9 kilometres in length
The dunes of the island are thin in the east and become wider towards the west.
Access by ferry
If you walk further east from the point of arrival, you will end up on the deserted beach of Barra da Fuseta after about 45 minutes. This beach is characterized by natural pools which appear at low tide. There is no support infrastructure or lifeguard on this part of the beach.
Always enough space
Walk in either direction and you will be almost alone on the beach
If you walk west, you might see some nudism
Backed by dunes
Water sports operator Supculture
Kitesurfing, sailing, windsurfing
There are water sports available, such as stand-up paddle boards and canoes.
How to get there
Praia da Fuseta-Ria can be reached by foot from Fuseta
The best way to reach Praia da Fuseta-Mar is by ferry.
Ferry only from March until October
The ferry departs from either Fuseta or Olhão
It is also possible to reach the island by foot during low tide, but it is not the most comfortable way
Parking near the harbour of Fuseta.
When the fair is in town, parking in the town is much more difficult
The journey from Fuseta to Praia da Fuseta-Mar takes about 10 minutes.
Parking difficult however
Easy access by ferry from Olhão
By boat from Ribeira do Tronco at Fuseta
Round trip ticket price is € 1,80 for adults and € 0,90 for children.
Plenty of parking
On the island, you can find two beach bars in the middle of the beach
Here you can buy refreshments
Facilities in Praia da Fuseta:
- Restaurant: yes
- Bar/club: no
- Toilet: yes
- Shower: yes
- Water sports: yes
- Sunbeds: yes
- Parking: yes, in the town of Fuseta
- Lifeguards: yes
- Blue flag beach: yes