Top 10 Algarve Beach Bars
Day and night, the beaches of the Algarve draw a crowd enjoying the views, food and party atmosphere. Whether for a healthy juice to start the day or for sun-downers to start the night, there are some super beach bars where you can wiggle your toes in the sand and shake your hips to the latest sounds.
This unique bar and restaurant has the WOW factor in spades! Built right into the cliffs close to the village of Alvor, Caniço overlooks a very scenic cove beach. Open all day during the summer, there are parties with top DJs, big screens, and all night dancing on the sands. Even getting to Caniço is cool - you have to take an elevator through the rocks!
This ultra chic beach club has Praia da Rocha marina on one side and it's endless beach on the other. No Solo Agua Beach Club, with swimming pools and loungers all around, is a combination of a glamourous exotic resort and casual beach hangout. There is a lot of space here so you can bring a big group and not feel crowded. Perfect for daytime lounging with friends and family, it's a very trendy and elegant sunset location. No Solo Agua parties are famous - with guest DJ's, celebrity spotting and partying through to the early hours.
A favorite of the Praia da Rocha nightlife scene, On The Rocks bar is, as the name suggests, perched on the rocks right above Praia da Rocha beach. Live music, DJ sets, all the sports you could want on the large screens and great staff make this a very popular spot.
Set between Vale do Lobo and Quarteria, BJ's Oceanside has one of the very best locations around. Not only do you have fabulous sea views there, you also have views acorss the pine trees and the Almargem wetlands, packed with birdlife. Everyday is a good day at BJ's and service is always with a smile.
The Praça at Vale do Lobo is one of the most famous beach spots along the coast and it's the focal point of social fun in Vale do Lobo. Sandbanks has prime positon overlooking the beach and serves up fabulous international cuisine with special emphasis on great seafood. With a great view of the ocean and the action in the Praça, Sandbanks is a great place for a sundowner and relaxed meal.
Alvor beach is one of the best beaches in the Algarve. A huge expanse of golden sand, with the caves and rock arches of Prainha to the east and the the town of Lagos to the west. Behind is a winding wooden boardwalk that crosses the dunes and follows the Ria de Alvor along it's estuary. Windsurf overlooks Alvor beach and is the perfect spot for that first, chilled beer when you come off the beach after a hard days sunbathing.
Arte Nautica restaurant sits on long stretch that is Armação de Pêra beach and forms part of the five star Vila Vita Parc Resort. This is a chic place with a New England decor of bleached pine walls and serves cocktails alongside excellent seafood. Excellence and quality are the benchmarks here and the wine list includes wines from the Herdade dos Grous Estate in the Alentejo, which also belongs to Vila Vita Parc.
The western tip of the Algarve is home to pure air, clean beaches and great surf. At O Telheiro do Infante restaurant, in Sagres, you have a fabulous mix of traditional portuguese restaurant, great service and great location. Overlooking Mareta beach the seafood here is simply fantastic - there is great variety and the flavour is unbeatable.
Izzys is fun, sunshine, good times, great music and delicious food any time of the year. Near Vale do Lobo, Izzy's is very relaxed, and a favorite spot with families, groups and for celebrations. There is live music during the summer weekends, with sunset sessions running into night time parties. Sunday afternoons at Izzy's are legendary!
Fin's is part Irish bar and restaurant and part beach shack. A very relaxed venue, Fin's has a great terrace at the back with fabulous views across the dunes to the ocean. It's a great place for a cool drink on your way to the beach or a lovely meal at the end of the day.