The Alvor Boardwalk is a flat, wooden footpath, twisting its way from the harbour beside the fishermen’s huts, through to the dunes and the wetlands of the Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve. This beautiful boardwalk also runs alongside the beach, as well as nearby lagoons and estuaries.
Travellers can stroll along admiring the river, mudflats and wading birds on one side, and the beach on the other. In late January, many plants such as the purple Limoniastrum, the Small Cordgrass or the Yellow Broomrape start to flower and you will also see greater flamingos and marine birds inhabiting the marshes.
There are many paths to choose from, so you can explore different areas and be sure to see something new each time. The boardwalk is kept beautifully clean and is a lovely place for an early morning nature walk during the summer months before the sun gets too hot. You can park here for free and there are some lovely cafes nearby.