Alvor Boardwalk
Alvor Boardwalk
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Niamh M
    Portimao, Portugal17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I keep going back
    Absolutely stunning. Highly recommend a visit if you're in the area. Beautiful views. If you go to the left of the beach and around the cliffs (if the tide is out enough of course) there's a smaller beach and a really nice beach bar.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2023
  • EmmDea
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely chillaxing stroll
    The boardwalk spans a nature reserve and leads to an outstanding undeveloped part of the amazing beach at Alvor. We saw locals foraging in the inlets, adorable little birds fluttering and chirping overhead, fascinating plants and to cap it off there’s gorgeous wild sea holly growing in the dunes and on the beach. Extremely pleasant way to spend a couple of hours connecting with nature. Ommmm…
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Adelaide B
    Cavan, Ireland1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We will be back !
    Lovely sandy beach and even nicer secluded beaches to be found beyond the spectacular rock formations. Nice boardwalk and harbour area. We visited beautiful city of Lagos and took a lovely boat trip up to Silves.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 21, 2023
  • biggav75
    County Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great addition to Alvor
    Great attraction in Alvor. Easily accessible and close to the Main Street. You can follow the boardwalk and do a loop or keep going on the trail to explore the lighthouse at the end of the pier. Plenty of walkers and runners out enjoying the scenery
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • BASHARON
    Norwich, United Kingdom49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to enjoy winter walks close to the beach
    This was our first trip to the Algarve and Alvor did not disappoint. Access to the boardwalk was directly from the back of our hotel. What a beautiful place to enjoy warm winter walks - we walked along it every day we went towards the town or to walk across the cliffs to the next resort. Great views and you can continue on your the nature reserve to see local wildlife although we didn’t venture that far. We used it in the evenings to access local restaurants dotted along the back of the beach but there is no lighting so had to watch our step but were gifted the light of a full moon and there’s a sports centre near the town end so their floodlights helped to guide us. We walked along another boardwalk where they had solar lights - this would be a great bonus for Alvor.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 4, 2024
  • crickys52
    Timaru, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved Alvor
    We visited Alvor twice during our one week holiday, the first time by walking from Portimao. It’s a lovely place with good restaurants and the boardwalk experience was great for bird watching. Returned by car (free parking) before the end of our holiday to explore the town. It was our first holiday in The Algarve and we would certainly consider staying in Alvor next time.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2024
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Andy F
London, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
….. excellent walk. What a great place to stroll and watch the wildlife and birds in the dunes and in the bay. The Boardwalk allows everyone to enjoy this special natural area and also has access to some very nice beach restaurants. I think we visited the beach and boardwalk on most of the days we stayed in Alvor and were never disappointed at the variety of birds to watch. On two occasions, whilst we ate lunch, we were treated to the sight of Dolphins playing (or fishing, lol!!) in the bay too.
Written February 17, 2020
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Ghenna_12
Brighton, UK144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The Alvor boardwalk is a superb way to walk from one end of Alvor right to the edge of town. It carries you above the dunes so that you can see and appreciate them without damaging them. It’s wheelchair friendly with slopes at intervals which lead right down on to the sand and then join up with wheelchair friendly boards actually on the sand.
At the moment there are signs telling people to walk on the right and keep distance plus foot operated hand sanitising machines - all very efficient.
It’s a lovely place for an early morning run / walk. Plus super sunset views.
Written October 18, 2020
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Liisa H
Hameenlinna, Finland5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is lovely route to walk both on wooden paved routes as well on the beach.We have visited the site many years for a walk. We saw few birds, far away, because there were too many water and other dogs running around loose. We then did bird watching tours elsewhere. Anyway, great for pedestrians. And BTW we don't have anything against dogs.
Written January 20, 2023
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Martyn B
Glasgow, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
It's not a walk i would recommend to a walking impared person. It needs signs showing the kilometres to the harbour at intervals togive you hope. There are places to stop for drinks and food.
Hats and suncream a must.
Written September 20, 2022
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Ash Mehta
Harrow, UK326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We visited this magical place .
Beautiful walk and plenty of space with lots to enjoy.
The subbed were available two for ten euros.
Enjoyed having picnic and children playing on the beach making sand castle.
Quite a collection of shells to pick.
Only negative is no shower or toilet availability or any fresh water to was you feet .
Written April 24, 2022
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harv83
Nottingham, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Loved it. Walked it a couple of times and jogged it twice. Beautiful. Scenic. Refreshing.
Lovely to jog out along the boards and back along the beach.
Watch the stone walk out to the lighthouse looking structures at the end as sudden holes in the wall. Fine if you look where you are going but be careful with children on it. Ours is a bit clumsy!
Written April 28, 2022
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sarahpendle0
Tavistock, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Just loved this! Wonderful way to walk along the dunes/coast without damaging the local habitat. Sea on one side and dunes or estuary on the other side. Great to see the birds whose habitat it is.
Good for a strenuous walk or run, but also really pleasant for a relaxing stroll in the sunshine, stopping off at the many lovely beachfront bars and restaurants along the way. A lovely way to spend a sunny Sunday, knowing the weather back home is cold, wet and windy. 🤪
Written February 17, 2020
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BASHARON
Norwich, UK49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was our first trip to the Algarve and Alvor did not disappoint. Access to the boardwalk was directly from the back of our hotel. What a beautiful place to enjoy warm winter walks - we walked along it every day we went towards the town or to walk across the cliffs to the next resort. Great views and you can continue on your the nature reserve to see local wildlife although we didn’t venture that far. We used it in the evenings to access local restaurants dotted along the back of the beach but there is no lighting so had to watch our step but were gifted the light of a full moon and there’s a sports centre near the town end so their floodlights helped to guide us. We walked along another boardwalk where they had solar lights - this would be a great bonus for Alvor.
Written February 5, 2024
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CrowdedEarthKitchen
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Early in the morning, Alvor Boardwalk is a lovely place - salt flats, sand dunes, and the beach all in one short walk. Once the sun is high, the boardwalk gets hot (even in March). Bring water, wear sturdy shoes, and don't forget your camera!
Written March 23, 2023
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James C
Derry, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
When you visit Alvor, the boardwalk is a must do,it connects the beach with the town via the nature reserve.
My wife and I walked it every day of our holiday and you don't be long clocking up your 10,000 steps.
We love it.😎😎
Written March 14, 2020
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