Posts Tagged ‘beach’


Albufeira beach 15th June 2017

In Albufeira on June 16, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

It was quite misty yesterday afternoon so several pictures aren’t worth seeing.

Here are a few. The beach was quite busy, it being a public holiday in Portugal. Air temperature was 28ºC.


Albufeira beach Saturday 10th June

In Albufeira on June 11, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

It’s not particularly busy at the moment as the school holidays for those in UK, Ireland etc have yet to begin. There were plenty out and about to enjoy a pleasant sunny afternoon on the sands. Temperature was about 28ºC (82ºF).


Albufeira beach 24th May 2017

In Albufeira on May 24, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Hot and sunny day for late May, 26ºc but started to get a little cloudy around 430pm, which is when these pictures were taken on the main beach in town.


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Galé beach, Albufeira

In Albufeira on May 19, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Somer of you will know this area, which is about 3 miles to the west of Albufeira old town. I was going around the area, collecting information to update my area map (which shall be done over the weekend) and took some time out by the beach at Galé.

It was a sunny day, but quite windy. It was fairly busy for late May, temperature was around 24ºC when these pictures were taken at lunchtime.


Trip to Ferragudo 11th May 2017

In Algarve,Portugal on May 14, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

I needed a day out, so took the short trip over to Portimão and Ferragudo last Thursday. I have been to Portimão many times and taken a lot of pictures, so none of there. But I have been to Ferragudo only twice before, so decided to take a good look around.

The original fishing vllage is now dominated by a large amount of modern development up on the hill. Some of it is nice, some not, typical ‘urbanisations’ you can see almost anywhere. There are a couple of popular holiday resort complexes. Many people rent apartments and houses. There are two river beaches. A couple of km to the south is a large campsite and an ocean beach, the Praia dos Caneiros.

I have often wondered about the brown building that looks like a church that can be clearly seen from across the river. Now I know what it is!

It’s the Castelo São João de Arade. Originally built in the late 15th century, it was badly damaged in a storm in 1669. It was repaired in 1754 to once again serve as a fort protecting the port of Portimão. Some websites say it is open to the public, however it looked decidedly locked on the day of my visit. Certainly, with walls 5 or 6 metres high you won’t be jumping over into the garden.


It was a wet and windy day, although the worst held off until I was on my way back home. A couple of sample pictures below, the rest are in this album.


Ferragudo is on the River Arade, ‘opposite’ and a 10 – 15 minute bus ride from Portimão. There is also a little railway station called Ferragudo – Parchal about 1km from the village, a nice easy and flat walk. A water taxi connects the village with Praia da Rocha at Portimão Marina, also to the small quay at Portimão museum.


Albufeira 28th April

In Albufeira on April 28, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged:

It was a nicer day today than forecast. Shots of Albufeira old town beach taken around 1600hrs. The ‘cliff’ in the beach is caused by rough sea piling up the sand. It flattens out in quieter times.

Nearby, the locals were taking it easy

The fishermen’s harbour, quiet. Most of them go out at night.


Sunny days still in Albufeira

In Albufeira,Algarve,Portugal on April 19, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , , ,

On Monday I was at a wedding and then reception party. I blame the bride’s father totally for my condition on Tuesday morning.

So yesterday afternoon I took a walk into town to try to clear my head and body. Failed dismally, had relapse around tea-time but I did manage to take a few pictures of the busy beaches. It was 26ºC, the beaches were busy with local people and visitors on Easter holidays.!Am0w7qp9HCpqgsB9gT6A_Dw8cEDCuw