With a colorful cliff and golden sand, Praia da Falesia Algarve is one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. And the best part is that there is a viewpoint to be able to see the whole Falesia Beach Portugal from higher ground. Have a look in photos and video.
Information to plan your visit at the end of the article.
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Praia da Falesia Algarve Video
Let's start with a short video to discover the beauty of Falesia Beach Portugal:
What do you think, one of the best Portugal Beaches ?
Arriving at Falesia Beach Portugal
As you arrive on the parking (of the central access) you can already walk a bit over the cliffs and see the colorful features under you. This looks promising!
However be really careful, do not get close to the edge, and certainly do not set up there like I have seen other people do. This is not the most stable type of rocks. Danger signs are everywhere.
Access to Praia da Falesia Algarve
This is about the Central access to the beach where, I think, the cliffs are the most beautiful.
Like with many beaches in the Algarve, a staircase has been set up to allow easy access to the sand. In this case there are roughly 70 steps with platforms and benches.
The café - bar is at the road level:
There is also a west access, where the beach looks quite different.
Walking on Praia da Falesia Algarve
Now let's get serious, walking along Praia da Falesia is amazing. Just be careful at high tide as the water can sometimes get all the way to the bottom of the cliff.
Look at those colors! You can walk for 6 km along such beautiful cliffs.
It is great to see the different layers set up by nature: white sandstone vs yellowish limestones or red argillaceous sandstones (for those who love geology, there is a very technical report online). Some layers are sand and other rocks and pebbles.
This location, along with many other beautiful places, is included in my eBook: The Road Trip Guide - Portugal.
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Viewpoint over Falesia Beach Portugal
But the best is to see Praia Da Falesia from above to really capture the whole cliff.
To access the Falesia Beach viewpoint, nothing is indicated. Access is near the Porto Bay Falesia Hotel in Olhos de Água. A small path without any signs will lead you to one of the best views in the Algarve.
And here you go, this is the view.
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