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Praia de Faro, Faro
(4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Take the single-lane road bridge to Praia de Faro, actually a small island that packs a punch. In addition to the beach, you'll find food, shops, bars, and accommodation all squeezed into a small area. The island itself features a seaside coast and a lagoon coast. While many visitors head to the seaside, do not miss out on the water sports and easy swimming in the lagoons. The locals' bright, colorful boats floating along the water complete this picturesque site. Note that the island gets especially crowded on weekends. To visit Praia de Faro and other attractions in Faro, use our Faro trip generator.
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  • Whilst spending a few days in Faro we took the bus to visit the beach. The fare is only 2 euros one way. The beach is spotless and obviously as we visited in November it was almost deserted. It's the ...  more »
  • Low key beach with great waves. Makes it a bit tricky to actually swim but enjoy being knocked over by the waves Good cafes to rear 
  • Although this beach is beautiful sand as far as the eye can see it is hidden from view by all the apartments and restaurants so you can only see it if you go right onto it. There was no promenade betw...  more »
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  • Wonderful Algarve Beach! The problems are the access and parking space. To get to the beach you have a one way traffic bridge and in the summer this makes everything really complicated. Also, once you get through the bridge there's a good chance you end up taking a whole hour to get q parking space.
  • Several options for having a meal and a great beach with warm water
  • Very beautiful beach, with a nice view over the surrounding lagoon or the ocean depending on the side of the island you choose.
  • Great long beach but lacking activities. Free parking and free showers. Kids really had fun.
  • Cool beach. Really busy. Lots of places to get a drink or some food. From Faro, take the 14 or 16 bus from the bus station by the trains.