Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman's Beach), Albufeira

Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman's Beach), Albufeira

Fisherman's Beach is framed by the amphitheater of multi-colored houses in the west and by the pier in the east. Until fairly recently the beach was the domain of Albufeira's colorful fishing boats. The export market for fish has declined and only local markets are in operation. The fishing boats are now in the Albufeira Marina.

Access to the beach is via flights of steps and more easily from the large, paved, 25th of April Square on the western edge of the beach. Bordering the beach is a thriving tourist area of shops, bars and restaurants. Road traffic and parking is restricted in the neighborhood. No parking is available within 700 feet of the beach.

Fisherman's Beach is big. It is over 700 feet along the shore. At low tide it gains about 300 more feet in length. It is a part of the great reach of sand at the foot of Albufeira. The beaches neighboring Fisherman's Beach are Tunel, Inatel, and Alemaes. Fisherman's Beach lies between Tunel and Inatel.

Fisherman's Beach is a city beach. It is frequently crowded, especially in summer. The other beaches may afford more privacy.

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Sight Name: Praia dos Pescadores (Fisherman's Beach)
Sight Location: Albufeira, Portugal (See walking tours in Albufeira)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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Albufeira Introduction Walking Tour

Albufeira Introduction Walking Tour

Settlements appeared in the area of Albufeira in pre-history. The fishing was good. The Romans came. They named the town Baltum. They gave it structure, administrative and architectural. Later the Romans left, but some architecture remains. The Byzantines made a brief appearance, followed by the Visigoths. The fish didn't play out until recently.

The Visigoths ruled until the Moors took up...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles