Praia da Coelha

A little east of Albufeira you will find Praia da Coelha beach. The cliffs protect it from strong gusts of wind, and thanks to the comfortable entrance to the sea and the soft sand it is the best place for families with children. This is also a popular place among locals.

We would like to recommend Praia da Coelha for one more reason. You just have to take a short walk down a path among olive trees, bamboo groves, and junipers to reach the beach from the parking in the village of Sesmarias. You can walk directly to the sand by a small staircase.

Likewise, you can find big shells, which are characteristic of this beach.
It is recommended to keep a safe distance from the edge of the rocks because of the possibility of falling rocks.

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8.6 / 10 Users (1 vote)
The beach is ideal for watching the seabed. On the beach there is very soft and warm sand from which you don't want to get out. The beach is equipped with everything people need and lifeguards are constantly on duty. Great beach for families.
There is a risk of rocks falling, so you should not sit near the foot of the cliff.
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There is all the equipment for a comfortable stay, there are lifeguards who are on duty in shifts, warm water and friendly fauna. But the risk of rocksliding and fear for your family and friends can ruin your entire holiday on this beach.

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How to get:

You can get there by car. The nearest parking is in the village of Sesmarias.

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During the summer, the water warms up to an average of 20 – 23 ºC.

Water and beach cleanliness:

Many beaches around Albufeira are Blue Flag rated, Praia da Coelha is no exception.During the summer, the water warms up to an average of 20 – 23 ºC.

Cafes and restaurants:

The beach is equipped with showers, toilets, umbrellas, and sun loungers for hire. There is a seasonal lifeguard service. The café offers a varied menu, but the prices here are quite high. You can also take food to go. 

Watersports and things to do:

Praia da Coelha is perfect for those who love adventure. This is a great place for snorkeling as the water is very calm and very clear with lots of marine life on and around the rocks. This beach attracts people for a relaxing vacation with the little ones. It happens because the entry into the water is clean and gentle.

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