The unspoilt Western Algarve boasts some of the best beaches in Portugal. You will find all types of beach - from the long stretch of the Meia Praia to the smaller, hidden beaches found off the beaten tracks, There are many beach activities on offer, such as diving, fishing, windsurfing, jetskis and kite surfing. Right on the doorstep of Quinta do Montinho is the sandy beach of Salema and the numerous coves close by. Salema is a charming and picturesque fishing village, tucked away between the cliffs. The fishermen repair their nets and squid pots on the edge of the beach while tourists enjoy the sun and sea. And even in the busy season, there is space enough for all.

Within very short distance you find the villages of Burgau and Praia da Luz with beautiful beaches, restaurants, bars and shops. Along the west coast, the beaches are more dramatic many of them covering acres of nearly deserted sand, backed by dunes or cliffs looking out over the lines of the Atlantic.