Malhao Beach

Portugal’s Algarve region is known for its smooth, golden sands, crystal clear water, and stunning rock formations surrounding the sea. Malhao Beach is one of the most remote in the region with zero development, which truly allows you to appreciate the beauty of the famed Algarve Region. The only attractions you’ll find at Malhao are the rock jutting out of the sea and views that extend for kilometres. The area is popular among surfers and body boarders, but swimmers should be cautious when swimming due to strong rip currents.

Getting There

The nearest airport to Malhao Beach is Lisbon International Airport, also known as Humberto Delgado Airport. You can find direct flights from Canada to Lisbon. Major airlines that fly to Lisbon are Air Canada, Air Transat , TAP Air Portugal, Lufthansa, British Airways. After getting to Lisbon, there are number of tours and travel agents that will offer you services to Vila Nova De Milfontes. It’s a 2 hour drive from Lisbon to Vila Nova De Milfontes (approx. 190 km). Malhao beach is located only 7 kilometres to the north of Vila Nova de Milfontes, in the coast of Alentejo, Portugal. By car head out of Vila along N390 at the roundabout in the village of Brunheiras (3.5km) turn left. After 2.8 km the road turns right and a dirt track exits left (the road splits at this junction to form a give way island), follow this dirt road which leads to the beach.