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
Cloudy
28080
17h18
Sunset
07h39
Sunrise
Sex
13 - 17
Sáb
11 - 16
Dom
12 - 17
Seg
11 - 15
Ter
10 - 14
14
ºC
Air Temperature
WNW
22
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
92
%
Relative Humidity
1025
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
76%
Flood Tide
01h32
to High Tide
76
20:19
Low Tide
02:39
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

99%
3,39 m
11.1 ft
High Tide

98%
0,65 m
2.1 ft
Low Tide

98%
3,25 m
10.7 ft
High Tide

97%
0,70 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

96%
3,42 m
11.2 ft
High Tide

94%
0,65 m
2.1 ft
Low Tide

93%
3,22 m
10.6 ft
High Tide

92%
0,75 m
2.5 ft
Low Tide

90%
3,39 m
11.1 ft
High Tide

88%
0,70 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

86%
3,14 m
10.3 ft
High Tide

84%
0,84 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

82%
3,32 m
10.9 ft
High Tide

79%
0,78 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

77%
3,04 m
10 ft
High Tide

75%
0,97 m
3.2 ft
Low Tide

72%
3,21 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

About the Beach

What is Prainha Beach?

Lifeguarded Beach from to
6397200
days for the start 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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