Ilha de Faro

This beach is a long narrow sandy bar that is accessed by a road traversing a lagoon just south of the Faro airport. Being near to the principal town of the Algarve it is usually very busy and there are many water sports faculties and plenty of restaurants.

Access: There is a tarmac road from Faro, heading towards the airport (roughly 8Km away). There is an organised parking area and the beach has various support facilities (restaurants and toilets), as well as being supervised during the bathing season. During the summer, it is also possible to travel to the beach by boat from Faro (leaving from Cais da Porta do Sol). Ilha de Faro is classified as an accessible beach. Ria and Barrinha are not supervised. The main beach faces south-west.