Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Portugal  /  Algarve  /  Faro District  /  Aljezur  /  Beaches  /  Arrifana Beach
Arrifana Beach, Aljezur
(4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Backed by dramatic cliffs rising over the golden sands, Arrifana Beach makes an intimate-yet-breathtaking getaway. The cliffs provide some protection from the winds, so waves stay small and manageable. For this reason, the Blue Flag beach is particularly popular with surfers and body surfers. Look up and spot Castle Arrifana, the 12th-century ruins thought to be the one-time residence of a prince. Look for ruins from several mosques nearby, too. Steps provide access to the beach from the village, where you can go for food and accommodation. Note that the steps are somewhat steep. You'll find restrooms, showers, and lifeguards on site. Plan your Arrifana Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Aljezur using our Aljezur travel itinerary maker.
map
Create a full Aljezur itinerary

Plan your trip to Aljezur

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Aljezur by other users

7 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Aljezur BY A USER FROM BELGIUM January, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UGANDA November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 49 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM THAILAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Lisbon District & Faro District BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Algarve & Azores BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • this place is about surf, surf, surf and all the culture around. Do not come to swim - come eather to surf or watch hundreds of people crazy for this activity :-) 
  • This beach has very nice views. Eventhough it was a little bit cold weather, there were a lot of surfers. 
  • Really worth a trip. A couple of Kilometres of the road to Aljezure. Fantastic waves and the noise is fantastic. A surfers paradise I think. Good area to visit and not over populated.