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Praia da Bordeira

Praia da Bordeira Carrapateira.

The beach at Praia da Bordeira, Carrapateira in the west of the Algarve on the Atlantic Coast, features 3 km of fine, often largely deserted sand. Cross the Ribeira da Bordeira river from Carrapateira to get to this long, windswept beach, which is popular with surfers.

Praia da Bordeira Carrapateira.
Praia da Bordeira

The beach is known for its limestone cliffs and sand dunes and is quieter than nearby Praia do Amando, which has the better surf.

Bordeira has the fantastic and very reasonably priced Restaurante do Cabrita which has great seafood, as well as toys for kids and live sea creatures in a saltwater tank.

Praia da Bordeira Carrapateira.
View of the coastline

The Restaurante de Cabrita is located by the entrance to the car park.

Praia da Bordeira Carrapateira.
The pristine environment of this part of the Algarve coast


Visitors to Praia da Bordeira near Carrapateira can also easily access the beaches at Praia da Vale Figueiras to the north, Praia do Amado and Praia do Castelejo to the south, Cabo de Sao Vincente and the town of Sagres all to the south.

Also within easy reach especially if you are travelling by hire car are the beaches of Zavial and Martinhal.

Praia da Bordeira Carrapateira.


Recommended places to stay in and around Sagres include the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel, the Memmo Baleeira - Design Hotels and the Pousada de Sagres.

See here for a complete listing of accommodation in Sagres.


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