Wednesday, October 16, 2013


We love visiting the eastern Algarve, as the beaches out of the busy times of July/August are beautiful and quite quiet. The weather is still good there now (October)- 21-28C is normal. Nigh time temperatures are quite good too - around 17-19C ~ We have never had a problem parking right beside the beaches and there is normally no charge. Even in the busy times of July/August the 12 km long beach where Altura sits in the middle is not "filled with bodies". There is plenty of space to spread yourself along the beaches. We have walked from Altura eastwards to Prai Verde and Cabeco, and another day westwards to Manta Rota and Cacela Velha and never encountered a problem. The sand is so fine and every day the beach, which shelves out very gradually, is different according to how the tides have moved the sands around - sometimes leaving sand-bars, lagoons or a collection of shells.

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