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

Waning Gibbous Moon
Partly Cloudy
16380
20h53
Sunset
06h14
Sunrise
Seg
16 - 30
Ter
18 - 30
Qua
17 - 29
Qui
16 - 26
Sex
16 - 23
24
ºC
Air Temperature
NNW
16
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
44
%
Relative Humidity
1016
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
48%
Flood Tide
03h17
to High Tide
48
22:24
Low Tide
04:44
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

94%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

93%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

92%
3,4 m
11.2 ft
High Tide

90%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

88%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

86%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

84%
3,4 m
11.2 ft
High Tide

82%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

79%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

77%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

74%
3,3 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

71%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

69%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

66%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

63%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

60%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

57%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

54%
1,1 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

51%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

48%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

45%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

42%
1,2 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

39%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

36%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

33%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

31%
1,2 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

28%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

25%
1,1 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

23%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

20%
1,1 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

18%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

16%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

14%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

12%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

10%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

8%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

7%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

5%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

4%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

3%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

2%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

1%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

About the Beach

What is Prainha Beach?

Lifeguarded Beach from to
1987200
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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