You'll find beach holidays for everyone around Faro, from Barreta Island's deserted sands to the buzzing beach at Albufeira. Take your kids to Blue Flag Praia da Falsia on your beach holiday, or learn new watersports at Praia Meia, west of Faro.
Head to Tavira Island on your Faro beach holiday, an area of protected parkland where no cars are allowed, and relax on the peaceful sand dunes. Or take a boat from Faro to Barreta Island and Culatra for their deserted beaches and warm waters, sheltered within the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.
Head to Blue Flag Vilamoura Marina on your Faro beach holiday for sailing trips along the Algarve coast. You'll find the best windsurfing around Praia Meia and Praia da Luz, west of Faro, also favourites for diving and bodyboarding. If you're an experienced surfer, head for the Algarve's west coast for the highest waves on your beach holiday.
If your kids are with you on a beach holiday in Faro, you'll find Albufeira's yellow-sand Praia dos Pescadores an easy choice with the town behind offering a large choice of refreshments. A quieter option is Praia da Falsia, a vast Blue Flag beach sheltered by high cliffs, or Quarteira Beach with its two miles of sand and breakwaters providing calm water for swimming.
Start your Faro beach holiday on Albufeira's beaches with bars just a stumbling distance from the hot sand. Go upmarket in Vilamoura Marina's glamorous bars, popular with famous faces. Enjoy relaxed beachfront drinks in Praia da Rocha, further west of Faro, or take teenagers to Carvoeiro Beach where the party carries on after the disco.