Praia dos Aveiros

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Praia dos Aveiros
Praia dos Aveiros 5 March 2015 (5).JPG
Praia dos Aveiros
Map showing the location of Praia dos Aveiros
Map showing the location of Praia dos Aveiros
LocationAlbufeira, Portugal
Coordinates37°5′01.3″N 8°13′53.0″W / 37.083694°N 8.231389°W / 37.083694; -8.231389Coordinates: 37°5′01.3″N 8°13′53.0″W / 37.083694°N 8.231389°W / 37.083694; -8.231389

Praia dos Aveiros is a small blue flag beach[1] in the area called Areias de São João or Saint John's Sands, in the town of Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal.[2] The beach is enclosed in a small cove[3] and is made up of fine golden sands and is flanked at either end by cliffs and rock formations.


This small beach is flanked either side by the larger and busier beaches of Praia da Oura to the east and Praia dos Alemães to the west. These beaches are separated by rocky outcrops but are linked by a coast path[4] at the base of the cliffs but the access along these paths is not suitable for people of limited physical ability. The main foot access to the beach is by means of a footpath which is located to the side of the Hotel Auramar. The path descends down steps to the rear of the beach. There is some limited vehicular access to a small parking area but it is only for local permission holders and to people with blue badges.



  1. ^ "Blue Flag - Aveiros". Praia dos Aveiros's listing on the Blue Flag listing site. The Foundation for Environmental Education. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. ^ The Algarve. Sheet Map showing the Praia dos Aveiros location – Grid L6. Rough guides – Penguin Group. 2010. ISBN 9781848364981.
  3. ^ "Praia Portugal". References and description to the beaches environment - In Portuguese. Guide to the Best Beaches in Portugal. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Hike Algarve's wild side". Some photographs of the cliff and beach walk from Albufeira to the east passing along the cliff paths to Praia dos Aveiros. The Algarve Holiday Guides. Retrieved 14 April 2015.