The fine, golden sand stretches for miles from Vila Real de Santo António to Manta Rota, so we include the beaches along this stretch of coast in our Monte Gordo beaches as well as Monte Gordo beach ‘Praia de Monte Gordo’!
The beaches at this eastern end of the Algarve are ideal, not just for families, but for anyone with mobility problems as there are so many level accesses to the beaches.
Many Algarve beaches are now classified as ‘Accessible Beaches’ meaning that not only do they provide ramps, footpaths, and walkways directly to the sand but also meet certain criteria for restaurant tables, bar, and counter heights.
They also have first aid posts and disabled toilets and should be equipped with wheelchairs, walking aids and other equipment capable of being used in the sea as well as on the beach. We include which beaches have been awarded the ‘Accessible Beach’ flag, although depending on individual abilities you may just want to know that you can park nearby or that there are no steps involved.
We also indicate which beaches have lifeguards during the season (normally April to the end of September) and as a reminder for you: a green flag – swimming permitted; yellow flag – swimming is forbidden; red flag – swimming and entering the water forbidden; blue and white chequered flag – beach temporarily unattended.