The best beach clubs and bars in the Algarve are found in popular resort towns like Albufeira and Almancil. The region is famous for its gorgeous Atlantic coastline, with miles of fines beaches and golden cliffs. You can see for yourself how beautiful the view is from these popular beach clubs and bars.

    You can relax by the sea and sip chilled cocktails with chill-out music playing in the background before enjoying a romantic dinner. When the sun goes down, many of these venues turn into lively clubbing spots with DJs and live bands. Check out our guide to the best Algarve’s beachfront bars and clubs. 

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    Well Beach Club, Almancil

    Lively vibes with Atlantic breeze

    Well Beach Club is a modern beach bar and restaurant in the luxurious Vale do Lobo resort. This high-end venue has several bathing pools, with plenty of seats with splendid ocean views. It’s also kid-friendly, attracting many families throughout the day.

    The classy bar has Balinese-inspired decor with lounge house music played throughout the day. Whether you come during the day or at night, Well Beach Club will please you with its extensive range of Asian specialties and beverages. The menu includes local wines, classic cocktails, and French sparkling beverages.

    Location: Praça de Vale do Lobo, 8135-034 Almancil, Portugal

    Open: Daily from 12.30 pm to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +351 924 276 305

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    BJ's Oceanside, Quarteira

    Energy, fun, and warm hospitality

    BJ's Oceanside is a classic beach restaurant and bar on the splendid Praia de Almargem. Surrounded by pine trees and a natural lagoon, it offers a stunning panorama and chilling beach vibes. This is a great place to relax, sip a drink, and enjoy fish specialties with your feet in the sand.

    The cuisine is based on fresh local ingredients, delivered from the market every morning. You can book a table on one of 3 terraces, all overlooking the beach. BJ's Oceanside often hosts live music performances, too. If you like funny accessories, you’ll love the bar’s dressing-up box. Why not put on a hilarious hat and dance with friends by the sea?

    Location: Praia do Almargem, 8125-000 Quarteira, Portugal

    Open: Wednesday–Monday from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +351 910 698 479

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    Izzy's Beach Restaurant, Almancil

    A great place to unwind by the ocean

    Izzy's Beach Restaurant on Garrao Beach is known for its wonderful view of ocean waves and golden sand. As one of the oldest beachfront venues in Almancil, its laidback ambience and warm hospitality has been attracting visitors for more than 2 decades.

    You can expect to find plenty of fresh fish and seafood options on the menu, along with international dishes. It’s also a lovely place to relax – grab a seat in the lounge area and order a glass of chilled cocktail. Many come here at dusk to enjoy the sunset. If you’re planning to visit for lunch, Saturday and Sunday are when Izzy's Beach Restaurant hosts live music.

    Location: Praia do Garrão, Av. Oceano, 8135-170 Almancil, Portugal

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +351 289 396 984

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    Purobeach Vilamoura, Quarteira

    Chic and vibrant Mediterranean ambience

    Purobeach Vilamoura is part of the 5-star Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Algarve Resort. The venue has a beachfront area, with stylish white sunbeds on the sand and a fascinating pool area surrounded by pine trees. It’s a luxurious place to spend the day sunbathing, bathing, and enjoying DJ beats with your friends.

    If you stay for dinner, Purobeach Vilamoura will please you with its fusion cuisine, mixing Portugese and oriental flavors. The menu also includes vegan and gluten-free options. Its dancefloor often gets busy with revelers dancing to live music. From mid-July to mid-September, the beach club opens until 10 pm.

    Location: Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-901 Quarteira, Portugal

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +351 289 303 740

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    Thai Beach Club, Quarteira

    Exquisite Asian food and beach parties

    Thai Beach Club is a restaurant and lounge on Quarteira’s Falésia Beach. Here, the breathtaking ocean views, especially at sunset, are complemented by the boho style and casual ambience of the venue.

    Fans of Asian food will love the beach club’s range of Thai specialties. Chicken satay, spring rolls, and breaded shrimps are part of the menu. Of course, there are also international cocktails and beverages. Thai Beach Club regularly hosts sunset parties and themed nights, with live music until late.

    Location: Av. Rocha Baixinha, 8125-409 Quarteira, Portugal

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +351 289 322 471

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    Beach Bar Burgau, Budens

    Enjoy local food and warm ambience

    Beach Bar Burgau is a family-run bar on Praia do Burgau, a beach in the lovely fishing village of Budens. The bar is huddled against a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. You'll find a selection of cocktails and a full-fledged food menu. Don't miss the daily specials, which are written on a chalkboard. Standouts include broiled seabass and mussels.

    Note that it’s challenging to find parking near the beach, so leave your automobile at the village entrance. A short walk down narrow cobblestone alleys will take you to the bar. Simple and cozy, Beach Bar Burgau is great for cooling down during a hot summer day in the Algarve.

    Location: R. da Praia, 8600-120 Budens, Portugal

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 8.30 pm

    Phone: +351 282 697 553

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    NoSoloÁgua Vilamoura, Albufeira

    Positive vibes and fun

    NoSoloÁgua Vilamoura is famous for its sunset parties taking place for more than 20 years. Located in the middle of Vilamoura Marina, it's a great spot to have fun, dance barefoot on the sand, and enjoy a variety of cocktails. The food menu consists of sushi, salads, hamburgers, pizza, and wraps.

    The bar regularly hosts Portugese and international DJs spinning a nice selection of music. You can come here in the morning or during the day to enjoy the superb view of dunes and the ocean. 

    Location: Estrada da rocha baixinha, Olhos de Água, 8200-379 Albufeira, Portugal

    Open: Daily from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +351 917 716 772

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    8

    MarAmais, Faro

    A cool beach snack bar

    MarAmais is a lovely bar in Ilha do Farol, which you can reach by ferry from Olhão. The island is known for its exceptional beaches, including Praia da Ilha do Farol. The bar is easily spotted on this Blue Flag beach, thanks to its colorful murals of flowers and birds walls.

    MarAmais is an excellent stop to wind down after a walk around the island. The menu includes fresh salads, toasted sandwiches and fruit lawn bowling, as well as tropical cocktails and mocktails. The atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming. In summer evenings, DJs and live bands perform at the bar until late.

    Location: Praia da Ilha do Farol, 8000-554 Faro, Portugal

    Phone: +351 915 239 684

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    Kalu Beach Bar, Ferragudo

    A comfortable and cozy tropical oasis

    Kalu Beach Bar is a typical Portugese snack bar on the beautiful Praia Grande in Ferragudo. It’s backed by a towering cliff and surrounded by lush greenery and palm trees. The decor is cozy, with plenty of straw umbrellas and rattan chairs fronting the beach.

    The menu includes hamburgers, sausages, tropical salad with prawns, and alcoholic beverages. Make sure to try its sangria. Whether you come for a light lunch or a glass of icy beer in the evening, you’ll appreciate Kalu Beach Bar’s laidback and warm ambience.

    Location: Praia Grande, Ferragudo, Portugal

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +351 282 461 115

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    Grand Beach Club, Vila Real de Santo António

    A chic bar on the banks of the Guardiana River

    Grand Beach Club is in Vila Real de Santo António, a municipality close to the Spanish border. This is where the Guardiana River meets the Atlantic Ocean, resulting in spectacular scenery. The bar, which occupies a stark-white building, complements the natural environment.

    Grand Beach Club has a beautiful bathing pool overlooking the ocean. Here, you can unwind on a stylish sunbed, while enjoying signature cocktails and chill-out music. You can find substantial meals on the bar’s modern menu – great for lunch or brunch. On weekends, the bar hosts live entertainment.

    Location: Ponta da Areia, 8900-227 Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal

    Open: Wednesday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

    Phone: +351 281 543 025

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    Elmira Alieva | Contributing Writer

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