Praia do Canal

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Praia do Canal
Map showing the location of Praia do Canal
Map showing the location of Praia do Canal
Praia do Canal
LocationAljezur, Algarve, Portugal
Coordinates37°16′13″N 8°51′35″W / 37.27028°N 8.85972°W / 37.27028; -8.85972Coordinates: 37°16′13″N 8°51′35″W / 37.27028°N 8.85972°W / 37.27028; -8.85972

Praia do Canal is a beach within the Municipality of Aljezur, in the Algarve, Portugal.[1] The beach is on the western Seaboard in the north west of the Algarve. The beach is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south west of the village of Aljezur, and is 65.6 miles (105.6 km) north west, by road, from the regions capital of Faro.[2] The beach of Praia do Canal is inside the Vicentine Coast Natural Park,[3] an area of outstanding natural beauty.


This beach consists of a mainly pebbles with only a very small area of sand. The beach is mainly used by beach fishermen and surfers[citation needed] At low tide the beach is connected to the sandy beach of Praia de Vale Figueira which is at the southern end of Praia do Canal[citation needed]


  1. ^ Rough Guide Map: The Algarve (Scale 1:100,000; 1 inch: 1.58 miles), Rough Guides, Penguin Group, ISBN 978-1-84836-498-1
  2. ^ Spain & Portugal 2012: Tourist and Motoring Atlas, Michelin, 2011, ISBN 978-2-06-717415-3
  3. ^ Tours around the Algarve, Algarve Tourism Board/Rotas©/Região de Turismo do Algarve