Praia de Alvor beach, located in a former fishing village is now a popular, cheerful tourist destination with many surrounding bars and restaurants, alongside a lovely church and an interesting castle. Alvor has two beaches: Praia de Alvor and Praia dos Tres Irmaos, which are only separated by rocks.
Praia de Alvor has fine white sand with clear, transparent waters, being popular in the summer months but not to worry; you can usually find a nice quiet area to reside in. The beach is backed by sand dunes and the Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve, which can be accessed via the Alvor boardwalk; making it a perfect beach for nature lovers.
The boardwalk is an interesting pathway to follow, whether walking or cycling and is suitable for wheelchair use. Behind the beach, there is a beautiful lagoon, great for water sports, including kayaking, jet skiing, kitesurfing and windsurfing.