86 Algarve Blue Flag Beaches awarded to the Algarve in 2024. A Complete Guide to each blue flag beach in the Algarve with its exact location on a map.

Algarve Blue flag beaches Symbol

What is a Blue Flag?

The Blue Flag is a trademark owned by FEE. This is non-profit, non-governmental organisation.

 It consists of 65 organizations in 60 member countries in Europe, Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas.

Who can get a Blue Flag symbol?

A Blue Flag beach is not just an achievement; it’s a symbol of exceptional environmental stewardship.

It’s a prestigious recognition that is pursued exclusively by beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators committed to upholding the highest environmental and quality standards.

How to become a Blue Flag Beach?

Earning the Blue Flag is not easy. 

To qualify, strict environmental, educational, safety, and access criteria must not just be met but maintained rigorously.

For beaches, the bathing water must comply with the rigorous standards outlined in the 2006 EU Bathing Water Directive.

How many Blue Flag Beaches are there in the Algarve in 2024?

The Algarve has been awarded with exactly 86 blue flag beaches in 2024. An increase of one beach compared to 2023.

The four Algarve Marinas ( Vilamoura, Albufeira, Lagos and Portimão)  have also been awarded the Blue Flag.

You have a great choice of 86 blue flag beaches through out the Algarve Coast.

We have mapped each one of these beaches below, enabling you to visually see where each beach is located by municipality location.

Visit these beaches and enjoy them to the maximum knowing they have passed all the strict water quality tests, environmental, safety evaluations. 

In total Portugal has been awarded 440 Blue flags for 2024. 

These include 398 blue flag beaches, 19 Marinas and 23 Boats.

The Algarve is the second highest region in Portugal with the most blue Flag beaches. The North of Portugal has overtaken the Algarve once again with the most Blue flag beaches and river beaches.

List of all Algarve Blue Beaches in 2024

LOULÉ ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

In the Loulé area 10 beaches have been awarded the 2024 Blue Flag.

The Algarve Blue Flag beaches in Loulé  are the following;

  • Praia da Almargem Beach
  • Praia do Ancão Beach
  • Praia do Forte Novo Beach
  • Praia do Garrão Nascente Beach
  • Praia do Garrão Poente Beach
  • Praia Loulé Velho Beach
  • Praia da Quinta do Lago Beach
  • Praia de Vale do Lobo Beach
  • Praia de Vilamoura Beach

Map of Loulé Blue Flag Beaches

ALBUFEIRA ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

In the Albufeira area, 25 beaches have been awarded the 2024 Blue Flag.

The Algarve Blue flag beaches in Albufeira are the following;

  • Praia dos Alemães Beach
  • Praia dos Arrifes Beach
  • Praia dos Aveiros Beach
  • Praia das Belharucas Beach
  • Praia do Castelo Beach
  • Praia da Coelha Beach
  • Praia do Evaristo Beach
  • Praia da Falésia/Açoteias Beach
  • Praia da Falésia/Alfamar Beach
  • Praia da Galé Leste Beach
  • Praia da Galé Oeste Beach
  • Praia do Inatel Beach
  • Praia  Manuel Lourenço Beach
  • Praia Maria Luísa Beach
  • Praia de Olhos d’Água Beach
  • Praia da Oura Beach
  • Praia da Oura-Leste Beach
  • Praia do Peneco Beach
  • Praia dos Pescadores Beach
  • Praia da Rocha Baixinha Beach
  • Praia da Rocha Baixinha/Nascente Beach
  • Praia da Rocha Baixinha/Poente Beach
  • Praia de S.Rafael Beach
  • Praia dos Salgados Beach
  • Praia de Santa Eulália Beach

LAGOA ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

In the Lagoa Area, 6 beaches have been awarded the 2024 Blue Flag.

The Algarve Blue Flag beaches in Lagoa are the following;

  • Praia dos Caneiros Beach
  • Praia do Carvoeiro Beach
  • Praia do Ferragudo/Praia Grande Beach
  • Praia da Senhora da Rocha Beach
  • Praia de Vale de Centeanes Beach
  • Praia do Vale de Olival beach

PORTIMÃO ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

In the Portimão area, 6 beaches have been awarded the 2024 Blue Flag.

The Algarve Blue Flag beaches in Portimão are the following;

  • Praia de Alvor Nascente/Três Irmãos Beach
  • Praia de Alvor Poente Beach
  • Praia da Rocha Beach
  • Praia dos Três Castelos Beach
  • Praia do Vau Beach

LAGOS ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

In the Lagos area, 4 beaches have been awarded the 2024 Blue Flag.

The Algarve Blue Flag beaches in the Lagos are the following;

  • Praia da Luz Beach
  • Praia de Porto de Mós Beach
  • Praia da Meia Praia Beach
  • Praia da Batata Beach

SILVES ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

Even though Silves is inland, the actual Silves Area is one of the largest in the Algarve and reaches the coast. 

In the Silves area, 2 beaches have been awarded the 2024 Blue Flag.

The Algarve Blue Flag beaches in Silves are the following;

  • Praia Armação de Pêra Beach
  • Praia Grande Poente Beach

VILA DO BISPO ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

The Vila do Bispo area has been awarded 10 blue flag beaches in the Algarve in 2024.

The blue flag beaches in Vila do Bispo are the following;

  • Praia da Almádena/Cabanas Velhas Beach
  • Praia do Burgau Beach
  • Praia do Castelejo Beach
  • Praia do Cordoama Beach
  • Praia da Ingrina Beach
  • Praia da Mareta Beach
  • Praia da Martinhal Beach
  • Praia da Salema beach
  • Praia do Tonel Beach
  • Praia da Zavial beach

ALJEZUR ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

The Aljezur area has been awarded 4 blue flage beaches in the Algarve 2024.

The blue flag beaches in Aljezur  area are as follows;

  • Praia da Amoreira-Mar Beach
  • Praia da Arrifana Beach
  • Praia do Monte Clérigo Beach
  • Praia da Odeceixe-Mar Beach

FARO ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

The Faro area has been awarded 4 blue flag beaches in the Algarve 2024

The blue flag beaches in the Faro area are as follows;

  • Praia da Barreta Beach

  • Praia da Culatra-Mar Beach

  • Praia de Faro-Mar Beach

  • Ilha do Farol-Mar Beach

OLHÃO ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

The Olhão area has been awarded 4 blue flag beaches in the Algarve 2024.

  • Praia Ilha da Armona Mar Island Beach

 

  • Praia Ilha da Armona Ria Island Beach

 

 

TAVIRA ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

The Tavira area has been awarded 4  blue flag beaches in Algarve in 2024.

 

  • Praia das Cabanas-Mar Beach

 

 

  • Praia Terra Estreita Beach

VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTONIO BLUE FLAG BEACHES

The Vila Real de Santo António area has been awarded 4 blue flag beaches in the Algarve in 2024-

  • Praia da Lota Beach

 

  • Praia da Manta Rota Beach

 

  • Praia do Monte GordoBeach

 

  • Praia de Santo António Beach

 

CASTRO MARIM ALGARVE BLUE FLAG BEACHES

The Castro Marim area has been awarded 3 blue flag beaches in the Algarve 2024.

  • Praia Alagoa/Altura Beach

 

  • Praia do Cabeço Beach

 

  • Praia Verde Beach