"Praia de Alvor" - Alvor Beach
Praia de Alvor is the western end of the long sandy beach in Alvor; the eastern end is called Praia dos Três Irmãos. It is a lovely long open sandy beach, with rolling sand dunes that back onto the lagoon formed by the Alvor river. There is plenty of space to play games and sports, such as volleyball and Frisbee, or for anyone who simply wants to relax in the sun and enjoy the beach life there is plenty of choice for where to pitch your towel. There are also lots of watersports at the beach (pedalos, sailing, windsurfing) for anyone who likes 'playing about' on the water!
There are two restaurants on Praia de Alvor, one at the entrance and another further along the beach in case you want to have some lunch or drink while you are the beach. There are also lots of sunloungers and sunshades to rent if you want a more comfortable stay at the beach. If you are not a resident at the 5* Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort though, you will have to opt for the sunloungers a bit further away from the entrance to the beach, as the first ones are reserved for residents of the hotel!
If you are driving to the beach you will be pleased to know that there is plenty of shaded car parking directly behind the beach; which offers excellent disabled access because the car park and beach are at the same level so there are no steps to navigate. Access into the first restaurant is also easy, because it is right next to the entrance. If you are not going by car, it is just as easy to get a bus, because buses run regularly from Portimão and Lagos to Alvor.
Praia de Alvor is supervised during the "beach season" and is also classed as an "Accessible Beach".