Praia da Falésia (Falésia beach) is a beach that streches from Vilamoura in the west all the way to Olhos de Água (near Albufeira) in the east, making it more than 6 kilometres long.
Praia da Falésia is quite a popular place in summer and is visited by many people, including families with children. It has been considered the 18th best beach in Europe, the best beach in Portugal in 2014. The beach is praised for its beauty and diversity. The orange rocks contrasting with green pines and dark blue skies make this one of the most memorable beaches in Portugal.
About half of the beach towards the Albufeira region is protected by red and orange coloured sandy cliffs, with pine trees on the top. Praia da Falésia is considerably narrower in Albufeira than in Vilamoura. By low tide you will see some people collecting small clams, called conquilhas, which is a delicious specialty. Falésia beach near Albufeira is famous for its nightlife. The beach is the best beach for nightlife in Portugal.Above the cliffs there is a hiking trail. From this trail you will get spectacular views over the beach and the sea.