Holidays in Fisherman's Beach

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Fisherman\'s Beach showing a sandy beach, a coastal town and general coastal views

The eastern side of Albufeira’s main city beach is famous for its fishing boats, seafood restaurants and live entertainment shows.

Just a short walk from the Old Town, Fisherman’s Beach (Praia dos Pescadores) is one of Albufeira’s busiest and most historic beaches. It has excellent dining experiences, markets, live music and water sports. Fisherman’s Beach takes its name from the fishing boats that once launched and moored here. While many have moved to Albufeira Marina, some boats remain and provide a reminder of the city’s fishing heritage.

During the summer months, this small stretch of sand fills up with locals and tourists alike. Sit on the sand or rent umbrellas and sun loungers. The azure-colored sea invites you to take a refreshing dip and try water sports such as parasailing and water-sled rides. Walk to the edge of the breakwater to enjoy views of the Old Town and the rugged cliffs above the adjacent Inatel Beach.

Set on a raised courtyard that overlooks the beach are bars and restaurants, which owe their beginnings to the city’s fishing traditions. Grab a front row seat and watch as the lively beach action unfolds below. Sample variations of typical Portuguese dishes, including bacalhau (cod) and cataplana seafood stew.

The vast Fisherman’s Square marks the entrance to the beach. It hosts concerts, dance shows, food markets and handicraft fairs. An escalator travels from the square’s northeastern corner to Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint. This lookout affords more impressive beach and Old Town views.

Túnel Beach makes up the western half of the main city beach. It’s accessible from the Old Town via an elevator and a tunnel dug out of the cliffs. Both beaches are beautiful at sunset, when the sun drifts down behind a headland.

Fisherman’s Beach is convenient to reach on foot from all areas of Albufeira’s city center. Parking is available, for a fee, in a large car park situated behind Pau da Bandeira Viewpoint. A tourist train operates from the lookout from June through September. It connects with Albufeira City Hall, The Strip nightlife zone and the Forte São João district.

9150 Cheap Hotels Near Fisherman's Beach

Auramar Beach Resort
Auramar Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira
The price is AU$49 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aveiros Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Oura Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach ...
3.7/5 Good! (299 reviews)
Good all round
"Lovely hotel. Amazing sea views as its high up. Beautiful gardens, nice deep pool and kids one too. Food and drinks were good. Staff were friendly and efficient Nice rooms too No complaints at all 👍"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2021

Auramar Beach Resort
Hotel Sol e Mar
Hotel Sol e Mar
4 out of 5
Rua José Bernardino de Sousa, Albufeira, Algarve
The price is AU$97 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Albufeira Center, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from Municipal Archaeological Museum and Albufeira Old Town Square. Praia ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (293 reviews)
"Smart very friendly hotel with great sea views"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

Hotel Sol e Mar
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
4 out of 5
Cerro do Malpique, Albufeira
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$76 per night from 24 Dec. to 24 Dec.
Located in Albufeira Center, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Castle Wall Ruins, Albufeira Old Town Square and Praia dos Alemães. Fisherman's Beach ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (235 reviews)
Will definitely return
"2nd visit to Cerro Mar Garden. Great customer service from all staff members . Apartment was always clean, towels changed daily, great breakfast. Sunbeds sanatised daily ect."

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2021

Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
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Top Fisherman's Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Auramar Beach Resort
Auramar Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira
The price is AU$49 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Auramar Beach Resort
Hotel Sol e Mar
Hotel Sol e Mar
4 out of 5
Rua José Bernardino de Sousa, Albufeira, Algarve
The price is AU$97 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Hotel Sol e Mar
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
4 out of 5
Cerro do Malpique, Albufeira
The price is AU$76 per night from 24 Dec. to 24 Dec.
Cerro Mar Atlantico & Cerro Mar Garden
Hotel Baltum
Hotel Baltum
3 out of 5
Av. 25 de Abril, 26, Albufeira
The price is AU$57 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
Hotel Baltum
Rocamar Exclusive Hotel Spa Adults Only
Rocamar Exclusive Hotel Spa Adults Only
4 out of 5
Largo Jacinto D'Ayet 7, Albufeira
Rocamar Exclusive Hotel Spa Adults Only
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
4 out of 5
Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora 2, Albufeira, Faro
Hotel Califórnia Urban Beach – Adults only
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#41 Luxury Modern Villa w/ Dream View in Albufeira
#41 Luxury Modern Villa w/ Dream View in Albufeira
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Casa da Bateria by HelloVacations
Casa da Bateria by HelloVacations
Historiallisen Keskustan Tunel-rannat ja Kalastajat
Historiallisen Keskustan Tunel-rannat ja Kalastajat
Historiallisen Keskustan Tunel-rannat ja Kalastajat
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