Pintadinho Beach – ‘Praia do Pintadinho’
Located approximately 2km past Praia Grande is Pintadinho Beach – ‘Praia do Pintadinho’, a lovely sheltered sandy cove beach. Here the waters can be slightly cleaner because it is outside the harbour walls of Portimão, so there’s no excuse not to take a dip in the sea!
While you are visiting Praia do Pintadinho, do make sure you go up to the top of the cliffs.
If you look over to your left, you will see a lighthouse on Ponta do Altar and then over to your right you will be able to see all the way over to Ponta da Piedade in Lagos; actually on a really clear day you may be able to see all the way to Sagres!
Praia do Pintadinho is relatively small so the only facility on offer is a small restaurant. There you will be able to get a coffee, ice cream, a snack or something more substantial, or you may want to take lunch with you in a cool box. You can also hire sunbeds.
- Parking: There is a large car parking area just behind Pintadinho beach, and some spaces on the road just above the beach.
- Beach Accessibility: Access to Pintadinho beach is easy because the car park and beach are both at ground level, so no steps involved!
- Beach Supervision: Praia do Pintadinho is supervised during the ‘beach season’ (normally April to the end of September))