Holidays in Marina Beach

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Marina Beach showing general coastal views, a coastal town and a city

Vilamoura’s deluxe hotels, trendy bars and busy marina border this popular sandy beach, where deck chairs and Jet Skis are available to rent.

Marina Beach is the main bay area in the village of Vilamoura. It is a flat and spacious strip of golden sand decked by sunbeds, umbrellas and a few quaint restaurants. Enjoy the lively ambiance and chat with locals and vacationers on this busy beach in the midst of resorts.

Walk out along one of the extended piers that frame the beach on each side. The ends of these jetties offer unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean around you. Look back on the beach and snap photos of the sandy strip, backed by palm trees and exclusive hotels.

Have some excitement with the thrilling watersports options available here. Go on a turbulent banana boat ride and try parasailing and Jet Skiing. Enjoy the hot summer afternoons by sunbathing on a deck chair, before going for a swim in the Atlantic Ocean to cool down.

Remain on the beach to watch the sunset, as the day’s last rays create a golden atmosphere. At night, the bars and clubs backing onto the beach come alive with sound and light. Attend one of the beach parties taking place here throughout summer. You can also go on boat trips from the adjacent marina to the various islands of the Algarve.

The area is also known simply as Vilamoura Beach. Note that lifeguards watch over the waters here in summer. This makes the strand, which is free to access at all times, popular with families.

Enjoy a leisurely walk west along neighboring beaches and gaze up at the majestic cliff face, stained red and orange. This long stretch of sand is a little quieter and more secluded as it leads toward Albufeira.

Marina Beach lies between the Vilamoura Marina and the Quarteira Harbor on Portugal’s southern coast. Explore the district for other bays, such as Rocha Baixinha Nascente Beach, Tomates Beach and Alfamar Beach.

7989 Cheap Hotels Near Marina Beach

Vila Gale Ampalius
Vila Gale Ampalius
4 out of 5
Avenida Praia Da Marina, Loule
The price is AU$140 per night from 4 Dec. to 4 Dec.
Located in Vilamoura, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Marina Beach and Vilamoura Beach. Vilamoura Marina is 0.8 mi (1.3 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (613 reviews)
"Great location 2 mins from Vilamoura beach. We had a street view room on a high floor and the view was amazing; to the right we could see the marina and to the left the beach and the sea. Be warned - we were charged 7.50€ for taking 2 very small bottles of water from the fridge in our room. The receptionist ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2021

Vila Gale Ampalius
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
5 out of 5
Apartado 65, Marina Vilamoura, Loule
The price is AU$203 per night from 3 Dec. to 3 Dec.
Located in the heart of Vilamoura, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vilamoura Beach and Vilamoura Marina. Marina Beach and Casino Vilamoura are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (976 reviews)
"The hotel is very near the beach as well as shops and restaurants. The staff were friendly, helpful and quick to respond to any concerns we had. The common areas were well maintained and clean. The breakfast buffet was delicious, with something for everyone’s taste and the cappuccino was great. Our ..."

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2021

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Four Seasons Vilamoura
Four Seasons Vilamoura
4 out of 5
Rua da Holanda, 507, Loule
The price is AU$166 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
This family-friendly Vilamoura aparthotel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Vilamoura Tennis Center, Vilamoura Marina and Vilamoura Beach. Marina ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (536 reviews)
"Apartments very spacious and cleaned daily. Lovely balcony, ours was overlooking the golf course. Very helpful staff. Walk to the marina took me 30 minutes but I am a slow walker. Assigned deck chairs round the pools was good."

Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2021

Four Seasons Vilamoura
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Marina Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Dom Jose Beach Hotel
Dom Jose Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Avenida Infante Sagres, 143, Loule
The price is AU$94 per night from 4 Dec. to 4 Dec.
Dom Jose Beach Hotel
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
5 out of 5
Apartado 65, Marina Vilamoura, Loule
The price is AU$203 per night from 3 Dec. to 3 Dec.
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Four Seasons Vilamoura
Four Seasons Vilamoura
4 out of 5
Rua da Holanda, 507, Loule
The price is AU$166 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Four Seasons Vilamoura
Vila Gale Ampalius
Vila Gale Ampalius
4 out of 5
Avenida Praia Da Marina, Loule
The price is AU$140 per night from 4 Dec. to 4 Dec.
Vila Gale Ampalius
Dom Pedro Vilamoura
Dom Pedro Vilamoura
4 out of 5
Rua Atlantico, Loule
The price is AU$133 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Dom Pedro Vilamoura
Marina Plaza - Apartments
Marina Plaza - Apartments
2 out of 5
Avenida da Marina, Complexo Marina Plaza, Loule
Marina Plaza - Apartments
Marina Mar - Near the beach - Vilamoura
Marina Mar - Near the beach - Vilamoura
Loule, Faro District
Marina Mar - Near the beach - Vilamoura
Dom Pedro Portobelo
Dom Pedro Portobelo
4 out of 5
Avenida Tivoli, Lote H5, Loule
The price is AU$104 per night from 25 Dec. to 25 Dec.
Dom Pedro Portobelo
Crowne Plaza Vilamoura - Algarve, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Vilamoura - Algarve, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Rua Do Oceano Atlantico, Loule
The price is AU$191 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Crowne Plaza Vilamoura - Algarve, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.