Odeceixe Beach, Odeceixe

Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Popular among surfers thanks to its sizeable waves, Odeceixe Beach offers a wealth of opportunities for hitting the water, relaxing on the sand, and enjoy the coastline. Located at the mouth of the Seixe River on the border between the Algarve and Alentejo regions, the beach is a wide, sandy area surrounded by rocky cliffs and bluffs. You'll find, however, that you can access it easily via ramps and stairs from the nearby parking lot. A premier Blue Flag beach in Portugal, it's equipped with public restrooms and showers. You'll find bars, cafes, and stores nearby. Add Odeceixe Beach and other attractions to your Odeceixe trip itinerary using our Odeceixe trip planner.
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  • Praia de Odeceixe has got to be one of my favourite beaches in Portugal! The pictures really don’t do it justice. The waves on the ocean side was a bit rough with the wind when we visited but our...  more »
  • Great waves for exploring the Atlantic! Not to full with people - enough space and distance! Stay here when your around in Odeceixe  more »
  • This is a beach that combines best of both words, calm river waters and strong surfing waves. The sunsets are beautiful. There are plenty of parking spaces up on the cliffs although it can get busy...  more »
  • Natural Wonder! With a river flowing to the sea allowing you to enjoy both!! Really good services around from cafes, restaurant, Thai massage at the beach, surf school and equipment rental! Plenty of car parking for cars and caravans but not allowed to stay overnight! Not an issue because there's plenty of local hostels and other types of accommodation which I recommend to book in advance. The beach is split into left and right side. The right is good which have the river and sea side allowing a good time for all the family. The left side is a nudist beach with less sand area but some wonderful small caves in the rocks to quickly explore, I recommend that you avoid going there dressed for respect to whom may be there relaxing with friends and family! Overall this is a really wonderful beach to spend as much time as you can!
  • One of the best beaches in southwest Portugal yet not too crowded. Beautiful fine sand, amazing waves, Odeceixe river engulfing the beach, fantastic views from the cliffs above - more than enough reasons for me to drive 80km one way daily for 4 days in a row to enjoy this gorgeous place. There’s plenty of parking on the cliff and a couple of places to eat or have a coffee.
  • Absolutely beautiful, nice sand, beach ideal for bathing, swimming and surfing. Protected beach on the side of the river away from the ocean. oceanside beach sandy, not rocky like so many Portuguese beaches, not steep, so good for kids who are not too young. decent waves, but not too strong. Beach has facilities. Landscape spectacular.
  • Great beach with a river that runs behind it. The sea water is very cold, but the river is quite warm. There’s a surf school and a bar on the beach, and on the village there are restaurants and hostels. Lots of parking space. The beach is quite big so it doesn’t get very crowded even when there’s a lot of people.
  • Amazing beach, one of my favourites in Costa Vicentina! Lots of sandy space, waves are amazing (not too strong)- great to just enjoy or do some surfing, no wind, services close. Great atmosphere and views, definitely recommend!

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