Explore the most popular Beach trails in Portugal with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This was a scenic trail. A steep spot requiring some attention. If you are uncomfortable walking very near the cliff edge, there is a vehicle track very near that is more secure. We only walked part of the trail starting in Burgau. We stopped at the section before it began the descent to the beach.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike. Very well marked. Stunning views. Be prepared for many ups and downs (elevation recorded at 610 meters).. Do wear proper hiking boots/shoes. Little shade so dress appropriately

The trail is well marked and has only one steep climb. Beautiful and rugged seascapes. Lots of wildflowers. Decent foot gear recommended. We did it from both ends.

9 days ago

Nice out and back along the rocky coast. There's a small village at the end, only accessible by motorcycle or mule. The return is steep, but worth the effort.

On the 2nd day of hike we appreciated the shorter route, varied scenery, and oh the paths so well marked. Thank you, to everyone who makes Rota Vicentina happen

Stunning views make everything worth it. Clearly marked paths brought relief every time we were not sure where to go. Cliffs, the ocean, birds, the wind. Thank you is not enough to describe how grateful I am.

on Praia da Luz a Burgau

hiking
10 days ago

Easy trail. Beautiful natural ‘artwork’. Varied scenery. An easy and enjoyable way

on Pontal da Carrapateira

hiking
no shade
14 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail. We marked and in a 15km span you go from rolling hills with eucalyptus trees and numerous flowering gushes to seeing rolling waves in the distance to beautiful beaches and rocky cliffs. Great restaurant to have a coffee (or lunch) about 4 k in. We had a fantastic nature provided water fireworks with huge waves against the rocks. End were the sand dunes. So much diversity

hiking
rocky
scramble
15 days ago

This is an awesome walk. The rugged limestone coastline is breathtaking in its beauty because of the stacks, caves and arches. In most areas, the trail is well marked, but there are some areas that aren’t. There are numerous stairs and a few rocky scrambles, but even seniors with canes are seen walking it daily. We did the entire route in 7 hours stopping for photos and for beers Benagil.

mountain biking
17 days ago

Top Aventura!

mountain biking
muddy
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Rally amazing views on the sea, you can enjoy this trail on the cliffs. We did during February, blue sky 20 degrees Celsius. Perfect! But it may be too hot in summer, as there is no shadow during the whole trail. Quite popular may be crowded in summer.

Fell in love with the Algarve today, Turquoise sea, pristine beaches and coastal caves around every corner. Breath-taking vistas.

Stunning coastal hike but at times takes you through some residential neighbourhoods and resorts. No markings.

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike with fabulous views. Bonus was a small restaurant/cafe at lighthouse for an America no and pastry. Brilliant day for a hike. Views are stunning, not a lot of elevation, but opportunities to drop down (and up) stairways to beaches

on Ponta de Piedade Trail

hiking
24 days ago

Definitely do the grotto. It is fabulous. Nice flat boardwalk, easy and relaxing. Lots of opportunities to walk down to beach level and back for a bit of a workout. As with the rest of the coastal walks scenery is spectacular

on Alvor Beach Walk

hiking
25 days ago

Mostly boardwalk with view of beach and scrub. Lots of people out for a Sunday walk.

hiking
26 days ago

Coastline with view of small islands in the bay. Easy trail but sometimes hard to follow. Turns inland in some places. Saw a couple of dolphins along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked. Also more of a moderate walk due to descent (then ascent) to from Luz. Really enjoyed it. Beautiful day and great views

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, very well kept and easy to walk. There is a parking space at the beginning of the trail, very convenient for leaving the car. Highly recommended.

Nice little trail thru a diverse landscape. There is quite a bit of soft sand to slog thru. Halfway point is the beach. Lovely spot to while away some time.

Lovely walk along the coast. Sand in places will give an extra workout. Pretty straight forward, well marked.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Really nice hike, stunning views of the coast. It took about 2.5 hours to complete. Weather-wise it can get really hot (we did it on September), so the earlier the better! bring plenty of water and enjoy!

Absolutely stunning walk. Allow plenty of time, as you will want to explore all of the beaches, and caves and tunnels and..... One of my favourite walks ever.

Beautiful hike. Relatively easy, although somewhat overgrown in parts, and some soft sand. Villa Millafontes is a nice small town. Almograve is not up to much.

Beautiful coastal walk. At times, you are walking through soft sand, which can be a slog, but it is nearly all flat, so not too difficult. b Both towns, at either end of the walk, are good places to wander around, have some food, and stay the night.

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