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92 - Barranco das Belharucas Beach, Albufeira - Algarve

Barranco of Belharucas
beach of Barranco Belharucas

The Barranco das Belharucas beach is the West end of Falésia beach. Located between the village of Olhos de Agua Albufeira and Açoteias village, Barranco das Belharucas beach is a wind-protected Beach due to high cliffs, with excellent conditions for bathing due to being in a protected ocean currents Bay area . The landscape is spectacular, whether enjoyed from the beach, or appreciated from the top of the cliff.

Barranco of Belharucas beach
The small beach on the right of Barranco of Belharucas beach
Barranco of Belharucas panoramic photo of the beach
Barranco of Belharucas panoramic photo of the beach
Belharucas Beach and the natural pools
Photo of families enjoying the natural pools during empty tide

During empty tide, the beach of Barranco das Belharucas becomes a beach with a quite expanse of sand and shows an area of shallow water, rocks guarding the water, creating natural pools. Here it is customary to observe the small fish that are trapped in pools of water until the next tide. This creates a very interesting place to walk around and observe the changes in the landscape

Barranco of Belharucas natural pools in the beach
Barranco of Belharucas natural pools in the beach

Beach of Barranco of Belharucas during winter

During the winter, the beach of Barranco das Belharucas is a walking tour place. Being the far west from Falésia Beach, is also the starting point for the walk of approximately 5 km to Vilamoura. 10 kilometers if you walk both ways. It is also the usual location for cane anglers pass some leisure time

Being a beach protected by cliffs, the environment experienced at the beach is extremely quiet. The particularity of these cliffs surrounded by greenery create a colorful yellow, Brown and green shades that blend with the blue of the sky and sea green transparent

The mirrored reflections on the wet sand of empty tide creates an environment of greatness to the beach of Barranco das Belharucas

cliffs of the beach of Barranco das Belharucas
Cliffs of the beach of Barranco das Belharucas

The Barranco das Belharucas beach access

The access to the beach can be done by two places. The main access to the beach is made up thru a long sand road with a little difficult access and parking for cars is very difficult and reduced. The second access is via a wooden boardwalk very well cared for. This boardwalk acess is maintained by the local hotel, but is of public use