Best beaches in Faro if you’re travelling with children

Since you have become a full-time mom or dad, you know one thing, holidays aren’t what they used to be. There is no easy way to say this. You have forgotten how to peacefully lay back, relax, unwind, read a book or even take a swim. Nowadays it is all about your baby, toddler or even worse – a teen! Going to the beach is a process. Packing diapers, toys, all sorts of games to keep your young ones occupied, making sure you have tons of sunscreen, water, snacks, you name it. But the most important of it all is finding the best beach.
Since you are here, we know you’re planning your holidays in Faro and we are here to tell you, we’ve made it easy for you. Just for you, we have made a list of top 5 beaches in Faro for you and your family.

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Top 5 beaches in and around Faro for children:

  • Albufeira can be the perfect family beach. There is a cafe on the beach; you can rent umbrellas and chairs, it has public toilets and last but not least – there are tons of shells for your toddler to scoop up. It is just one thing we would like to remind you of– it can be very crowdy and noisy since there are hundreds of families here.

  • Lagos Meia Praia is also a very social beach with lots of bars and restaurants. It is suitable for families with toddlers or teens since it offers a bunch of activities, such as surfing or kayaking. If you hire a car in Faro, it will take you about an hour to get to Lagos.

  • Praia do Ancao is another famous family beach where you and your kids will feel safe. You won’t have to worry about the snacks and drinks; there are plenty beach bars and restaurants. Praia do Ancao has even its own lifeguards. And you don’t have to worry about the space – there is enough for everyone.

  • Carvoeiro is a beach where you and your kids can explore rock pools and caves. Crystal clear water and sand make it a perfect family beach. There are also lots of souvenir shops around if you crave shopping.:)

  • Praia de Odeceixe is an expansive sandy beach that will make you and your family fell in love with. Your bored teen can take a surfing class in the surf school here, while you enjoy your brunch.

Activities for children in Faro district

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Portugal offers all sorts of activities for families; Algarve region is especially suitable for families with small children. If you are staying in Faro for a longer period and your kids have had enough of beach exploring, maybe it is time you take them to an amusement park.
One of our favourites is Zoomarine - Water theme park with dolphin shows, the Rainforest and waterslides. For the adrenaline rush, the Aquashow Park and XFlow Surf Spot Portugal are a must. After a long and hard day, you can take your family to dinner in one of our top five family-friendly restaurants in Faro .

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