Beaches near Silves you should visit
Silves is a town not near the coast. However, it still has two beaches. This is because the municipality of Silves runs all the way to the coast. The beaches near Silves are large and sandy. If you want to swim, beware that the sea water temperature might be a bit cold, even in the height of summer. Below you can find more information about the beaches in the area of Silves.
Praia de Armação de Pêra
Praia de Armação de Pêra is the main beach of Armação de Pêra, which is a popular seaside resort. The resort is popular with Portuguese people, as well as international tourists. On the beach you will probably see several traditional fishing boats. These fishing boats are launched from and recovered to the beach, since there is no fishing port. This gives the beach its unique character. Armação de Pêra has plenty of facilities, so that you will have everything you need on your holiday. The town also has a beautiful promenade with stores and restaurants. Highly recommended.
Praia Grande (also known as Praia Grande de Pêra) is the other beach that belongs to the municipality of Silves. Basically, this beach is a huge stretch of sand, located between Praia de Armação de Pêra and Praia dos Salgados, which belongs to Albufeira. Near the beach you can find a lagoon, which is great for birdwatching. In general, Praia Grande de Pêra is much less visited than Praia de Armação de Pêra. It is a great place for long beach walks.