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Praia da Falésia is a 6 km sandy beach situated between the towns of Albufeira and Quarteira. There is a car park situated at the top of the cliffs overlooking the steps leading down to the beach. A day on the Praia da Falésia can seem almost lonely, even in August, as the bathers are scattered over a wide area. There are several restaurants, a playground for children and a variety of other leisure facilities.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name falesia
Wave qualityRegional Classic
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Just put your car in the park near the beach, and enjoy the surf.
great weather, not very rainy and it's sunny almost all days.
a great wave, i love it.
By Gruff EFC , 15-11-2006
You what?? - Been to the Algarve on and off for the last 20 years...The best wave in the Algarve?? I don't think so..It's fun yes, but take a trip down the coast to Zavial or Sagres for much better waves.....This beach is better for windsurfing than surfing...
By south surfers , 07-12-2004
the best - This is the best wave i have seen in Algarve, and work all year.
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 23-08-2004
- I will be one week in december in the pine cliff resort and I consider to bring my 7.9 malibu.I'm a beginner, so I really dont know if I can ride the waves in Falesia. The pics look nice and surfable for me, but in the spot characteristics they say it's a spot for experienced surfersThanks florian
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