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Praia de Faro, Faro

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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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  • Arrived by boat from Faro, we hear in the distance the sound of the waves. Despite overcast weather we discover a magnificent spectacle. A beautiful beach of fine sand to the horizon, huge waves... It was breathtaking!
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  • We visited this beach while staying in Faro. The number 16 bus takes you there in 15 minutes. A long vast and deserted beach in sunny January was a peaceful and tranquil break from the city. The Atlan...  more »
  • Beautiful beach of fine, golden sand. Accessible by a pontoon to circulation of bills. We had the sensation of being at the end of the world while we were only 10 minutes from the airport.
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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.