Praia de Quarteira – Quarteira Beach
‘Praia de Quarteira’ (Quarteira Beach), is a wonderful long, open sandy beach running virtually uninterrupted all the way to Faro. The water is calmed by a series of breakwaters, making it ideal for swimming in. There is a beautiful palm-laden promenade running along behind the beach, which is lined with cafés and restaurants if you want to break from the beach for something to drink or for a bite to eat.
Nearly all of the restaurants serve fresh fish of some kind, which they buy daily from the local market. The long promenade facilitates easy disabled access at several points along the length of the beach. There is parking also directly behind the beach but it can be extremely difficult to get a space in the summer months unless you arrive really early.
Praia de Quarteira is supervised and is also classed as an ‘Accessible Beach’.