Praia da Amoreira is a natural and as yet unspoilt sandy beach about 7kms from the little town of Aljezur in the Western Algarve. It’s popular with surfers, fishermen and those who just want to escape from the rat race of mass tourism and concrete highrise. There are no shops or concession areas so you will need to bring your own parasols, beach chairs and windbreaks if required. The only toilets available are at the restaurant.
At low tide there is a shallow lagoon area on the beach. This is popular not only with children but also their parents who just can’t resist playing on their kids inflatables!
The river Ribeira de Aljezur flows into the sea at Praia da Amoreira and provides a wonderful beach area along its banks. Take care at high tide as currents close to the mouth of the river can be very strong.
The Restaurante Paraiso do Mar just above the beach is well worth a visit. The food is simple but delicious, service is friendly and the views are to die for! We just had a light lunch of mixed omelette and chips which I could not have cooked better myself! Prices were reasonable, bearing in mind location for ex €7.00 for a Mixed omlette and chips, Hamburger and chips €8.00, coffees €1.30 and housewine about €4 for a half bottle.
Praia da Amoreira
Blue Flag Beach: No
Restaurant: Restaurante Paraiso do Mar (Open all year) Tel 282 991 088
WC facilities: No (but there are toilet facilities in the restaurant)
Life Guard: Yes (In season)
Fishing: Yes (There are restrictions on certain days of the week)
Disabled Facilities: Not that I noticed. Access to the beach is via some steep wooden steps or an uneven walkway.
Local tip: There is a lagoon beach area away from the main beach. Be careful of currents when tide is going out.
Directions: From Lagos take the EN120. Drive through Aljezur towards Rogil and just before the Pavilhão Gimnodesportivo Municipal on the Left hand side, you will see a sign to Amoreira Beach. The road down to the beach is flanked by beautiful scenery. Half way down the road, on the left hand side, there is access to an inland beach along the river that runs down to the sea. You will need to be careful due to currents when the tide is going out. Alternatively, continue down to the main beach.
You may also find this post of interest. https://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/dogs-on-beaches-please-scoop-their-poop/
I would be very interested to hear your views about dogs on beaches. For or Against?