Praia dos Olhos de Água
Praia dos Olhos de Água
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  • Paul H
    Shipley, United Kingdom552 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Beach
    Wonderful beach with a range of restaurants overlooking it. Really busy for a Tuesday in early April. If you walk to the end of the beach and climb the stairs you can see the layered strata of the rocks. They have a range of stunning reds and yellows and oranges.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • rachelormerod400
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful & relaxing
    Loved this little resort. A stunning beach, close to all shops/restaurants with golden sand, blue sea right there, just gorgeous! Lots of choice of restaurants with friendly staff but not too busy. A small resort with everything you need to dine out and relax. Plenty of shops too. Not far from the airport and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend for a family holiday.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Felix
    Essex, United Kingdom521 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely beach
    This is an excellent beach with toilets, shops and restaurants close by. Reserve your sun beds beforehand to save disappointment. You can find the very friendly lady who will take your name for the following day. Front line is susceptible to the tide so the further back you go the better.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Kate
    England, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty little beach
    Lovely little beach. Plenty of loungers with an umbrella or sail shade. 2 x loungers and shade €10 until 1.30 or all day for €20. Lots of space to put your beach mat and own sun shade down too. Several nice cafes and bars nearby for lunch or drinks.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Steve_of_N21
    London, United Kingdom2,283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Olheiros de Água Doce is actually the name given to the freshwater springs that bubble to the surface through the sand a
    You can see them primarily in the two small coves sandwiched between Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia do Barranco das Belharucas. Most of the reviews already posted on this listing are not for the springs but specifically about the two beaches Praia dos Olhos de Água and Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, both of which have their own Trip Advisor listings under beaches. The one with the beach huts is Praia dos Olhos de Água for example. The small cove that takes its name from the springs Olheiros de Água Doce is a small, sheltered cove which is accessed by a large black wooden staircase entered from the road just before the Tui Blue Falecia hotel. It is not the staircase shown on the photographs as this is the one for the Praia do Barranco das Belharucas next door which leads from the 3HB Falecia Garden and the Porto Bay Falecia hotels. This particular cove is a lovely, sheltered spot but with no facilities and no shade, so if intending to spend some time here make sure you bring what you need and especially a beach umbrella. The sea is lovely and it’s safe to swim here, but you will need to step over rocks to get in the sea here, unlike the two larger public beaches either side. The small sister cove next door is known as Praia dos Cruz as is equally as nice. You can climb and scramble over the separating rock cliff between the two, but it’s not straight forward, and Praia dos Cruz is probably better accessed from the Miradouro da Praia dos Olhos de Água, the lookout point at the eastern end of Praia dos Olhos de Água. You have probably gathered it by now anyway, but just to confirm, neither of these two small coves are suitable for those with mobility issues. For wheelchair users Praia dos Olhos de Água is probably the best, but there are still issues with this one.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 28, 2023
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John B
Workington, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
My favourite beach in the world WEO the uk. The sea can be abit rough but the clean sands and great atmosphere is just so relaxing after many years I've never had a problem, loads of everyone young and old alike and the GDR are always on hand.
Brilliant, escalators to the east and a lift to the west.
Written September 27, 2020
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Goodfoodreviewer2
Kenilworth, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Sheltered cove so just a slight breeze and calm water albeit a little cool. The sun warmed you up though. Course sand and some rocks at the extreme east of the beach. To the west of the beach were interesting rock formations. The west of the beach had only one or two people while the east had loads, no idea why as the west part seemed nicer.
Written June 12, 2022
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kingswoodkid
Brighton and Hove, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
What a lovely little fishing village Olhos D'Agua is, we chose to holiday here on previous reviews we saw and we were not disappointed!
The main area of the village is situated on the beach front with a number of restaurants and bars where you can get great food and have a drink in the sunshine, the beach is lovely.
What we liked most about this place was it is ideal for couples and families who want a quieter and more relaxing holiday and do not want to be bothered by those large and annoying groups of the stag and hen type
wqqho tend to be drawn to resorts like Albufeira.
The locals here are friendly and welcoming
and is a place we will certainly be returning to in the near future.
Written May 2, 2022
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Paul H
Shipley, UK552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Wonderful beach with a range of restaurants overlooking it. Really busy for a Tuesday in early April. If you walk to the end of the beach and climb the stairs you can see the layered strata of the rocks. They have a range of stunning reds and yellows and oranges.
Written April 30, 2023
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Heather
Carlow, Ireland144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Beautiful and unspoiled. Lovely beach bars and restaurants too! Easy to walk to but little hilly for anyone with mobility issues. Scenery is awesome. Enjoyed several walks and went on to do extended beach walk too as far as Villamoura but you need to watch the tides.
Written February 3, 2020
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Kate
England, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Lovely little beach. Plenty of loungers with an umbrella or sail shade. 2 x loungers and shade €10 until 1.30 or all day for €20. Lots of space to put your beach mat and own sun shade down too. Several nice cafes and bars nearby for lunch or drinks.
Written September 14, 2023
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Scenic04590522356
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A very scenic beach , small and busy . Just right for families with small children and for elderly people who just was sea sand and scenery.
Plenty of options for food and drinks.
Olhos de agua means ‘eye of the water’
At the beach of this town you can see a spring of fresh water. You can drink from this water (before it goes into the sea of course) and you can only see it when the sea is on low tide. These springs look a bit like eyes so that's why this little village is called Olhos d'Agua.
Written October 12, 2022
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Felix
Essex, UK521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is an excellent beach with toilets, shops and restaurants close by. Reserve your sun beds beforehand to save disappointment. You can find the very friendly lady who will take your name for the following day. Front line is susceptible to the tide so the further back you go the better.
Written August 17, 2023
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iulia
Dublin, Ireland146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Everyone can spend a full day here. There are plenty of things to do. From exploring the beach and the cliffs at the end of it to participating in water sports or just simply relaxing on the sunbeds, you can do it all. The best part is that the promenade with many restaurant options is just there! Also, there are pharmacies and shops nearby if needed.
Written November 4, 2021
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Carol H
Erin, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Visited this beach for the day. Enjoyed the quiet beauty of the red clay cliffs, soft sand and clean blue water. Walked over some exposed rocks during the low tide to the adjoining beach. Had lunch at a lovely restaurant right on the beach. Exquisite views from the top of the cliff. Well worth a visit for those staying in nearby Albufeira.
Written March 18, 2020
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