The beach at Praia da Bordeira, Carrapateira in the west of the Algarve on the Atlantic Coast, features 3km of fine, often largely deserted sand. Cross the Ribeira da Bordeira river from Carrapateira to get to this long, windswept beach, which is popular with surfers.
The beach is known for its limestone cliffs and sand dunes and is quieter than nearby Praia do Amando, which has the better surf.
Bordeira has the fantastic and very reasonably priced Restaurante de Cabrita which has great sea food, as well as toys for kids and live sea creatures in a saltwater tank.
The Restaurante de Cabrita is located by the entrance to the carpark.
Visitors to Praia da Bordeira near Carrapateira can also easily access the beaches at Praia da Vale Figueiras to the north, Praia do Amado and Praia do Castelejo to the south, Cabo de Sao Vincente and the town of Sagres all to the south.
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