2. Falesia Beach, Albufeira

Everyone associates The Algarve as the place for the best Portuguese beaches and there really are some amazing ones to pick. My personal favorite is Falesia Beach in Albufeira. It is a beautiful swathe of powder soft silver white sand unbroken by pebbles and seaweed. What really sets it off is the amazing backdrop of red cliffs to the rear, and the gorgeous sparkling azure and turquoise waters to the front. Albufeira is a busy tourist town, but Falesia Beach is rarely too crowded.