Praia Verde beach – also known as ‘Green Beach’, is located on the eastern side of the Algarve and is only a 10-minute drive to the Spanish border. It is a stunningly beautiful beach with a wide, flat expanse of fine white sands, surrounded by a forest of green trees and bushes.
The calm, clear waters are warmer than at some other resorts in the Algarve as it is nearer to the Mediterranean Sea. During low tide, there are small pockets of water in the sand, where children can safely play. Access to the beach is either via a long wooden stairway or a steep path down through the green forest; the main entrance to the beach is then on the left-hand side.
Praia Verde attracts many visitors, including locals and tourists coming across the border from Spain. What’s great about Praia Verde is its size; it’s quaint, meaning it never gets too crowded and you can always find a nice quiet space. There is a beach bar-cafe, as well as sunbeds and umbrellas to hire. The beach also has a lifeguard presence during the main holiday season.