Prainha Beach

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Access to Prainha Beach

1/5 Prainha Beach, near the access stairway on the cliff.

Sand of Prainha Beach

2/5 Sand and bathing area of Prainha Beach.

West at Prainha Beach

3/5 West perspective over Prainha Beach.

Prainha Beach

4/5 Prainha Beach, view from the cliff top.

Rocks at Prainha Beach

5/5 Rocks in the bathing area of Prainha Beach.

Weather and Tide Table

Full Moon
Partly Cloudy
24540
20h53
Sunset
06h28
Sunrise
Ter
17 - 25
Qua
16 - 28
Qui
20 - 30
Sex
18 - 30
Sáb
18 - 27
17
ºC
Air Temperature
NNW
20
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
87
%
Relative Humidity
1014
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
97%
Ebb Tide
05h41
to Low Tide
97
09:24
Low Tide
03:31
High Tide
19
ºC
Water Temperature
WSW
Wave Direction
0.51
m
Wave Medium Height
4.4
s
Wave Medium Period

99%
3,04 m
10 ft
High Tide

100%
0,90 m
3 ft
Low Tide

100%
3,30 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

100%
0,80 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

100%
3,06 m
10 ft
High Tide

100%
0,86 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

100%
3,33 m
10.9 ft
High Tide

99%
0,77 m
2.5 ft
Low Tide

99%
3,06 m
10 ft
High Tide

98%
0,86 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

97%
3,33 m
10.9 ft
High Tide

96%
0,78 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

95%
3,04 m
10 ft
High Tide

94%
0,88 m
2.9 ft
Low Tide

93%
3,29 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

92%
0,82 m
2.7 ft
Low Tide

90%
2,99 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

89%
0,94 m
3.1 ft
Low Tide

87%
3,22 m
10.6 ft
High Tide

About the Beach

What is Prainha Beach?

Lifeguarded Beach from to
3974400
days for the end of bathing season

It's an Oceanic Beach in the northern hemisphere bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, located on the coast of Portugal - Iberian Peninsula - in the municipality of Portimão.

Prainha Beach, also known as Praia do Caniço Beach, has a medium sized sand that gets fully immersed and divided into three areas during high tide. At the middle area there are three large rocks.
Offshore, about 3,7 Km, is the artificial reef structure .
The cliff's faces surrounding the beach are nearly vertical. On top of it is the Aldeamento Turístico da Prainha.
The access goes by the nearby beach at west, through a stairway, or by the elevator of the restaurant.

Where is it?

Map of Prainha Beach

Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Decimal Minutes (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (Lat/Long WGS84)
Lat. 37.118242º
Lon. -8.578220º
N 37º 7.09452'
W 8º 34.6932'
N 37º 7' 5.67"
W 8º 34' 41.59"
Parish Alvor
County Portimão
District Faro
Region Algarve
Country Portugal
Continent Europe
Ocean North Atlantic
Maritime Authority Capitania do Porto de Portimão
Protected Area
Bathing Water Prainha
Coastal Unit Praia dos Três Irmãos - Armação de Pêra (W)
Coastal Region Costa Algarvia

Awards

Award 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Water Quality
Blue Flag
Gold Flag
Handicapped-Accessible Beach
Zero Polution

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