Praia do Amado
Praia do Amado is found on the Algarve’s west coast, within the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. Surrounded by a series of low grassy hills and cliffs, its broad expanse comprises rich golden sands sweeping into the shallows and an area of shingle and seashells behind.
However, there’s still plenty of space for everyone who visits, with the sands stretching for around one kilometre in length along multiple connected bays. One of the Algarve’s more secluded beaches, Praia do Amado is probably not the place to ’ if you’re looking for a wide range of family-friendly facilities. It is perhaps most popular among surfers, who come to ride the waves that sweep in from the Atlantic Ocean with a rare consistency.
Praia do Amado is reached across the hills via short well-maintained wooden staircases, including those which connect the beach with a large car park on the top of a hill. Here you can also find a couple of refreshment stalls during the summer months. It’s also possible to rent surf boards, as well as beach chairs and umbrellas. Lifeguards are on duty during the weeks of the summer holidays.
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