Praia de Santo Antonio
The beach at Vila Real de Santo António is the last tip of sand at the Spanish boarder-end of the Algarve; this is the furthest east that you can go in the Algarve.
Although it is a bit of a mission to actually get on to the beach, because it is down a very narrow road with rather big speed bumps on it, it is worth it for the view across to Ayamonte in Spain and watching the fishermen along the road. The close proximity to Spain makes the eastern end of the Algarve especially popular with Spanish day-trippers.
There are regular ferries crossing the Guadiana river between the Algarve from Spain and the €2,00 fee for a return trip makes its an extremely affordable journey.Although there aren’t actually any amenities on the beach, it is easy to understand why the Spanish and Algarve residents and visitors like Praia de Santo António.
The waters are the warmest in the Algarve, because it is the nearest part to the Mediterranean Sea that lies between Spain and Africa. The soft golden sand is also extremely clean and the beach is simply a great place to spend time with family or friends. For those who like walking, this sand strip is perfect, because you can simply carry on walking for miles, all the way to Tavira in fact! The beach is supervised during the season.