We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shade on Beach?

Which Alvor hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Oakville, Canada
Level Contributor
82 posts
1 review
Save Topic
Shade on Beach?

We'll be travelling with my young son and cannot have him out in the direct sun all day. Are there any shaded areas on the beach, or should we bring an umbrella? Would we easily be able to buy an umbrella while there?

Thanks!

Leeds & Albufeira
Destination Expert
for Albufeira
Level Contributor
1,549 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Shade on Beach?

Beach umbrellas are relatively cheap (around 10 euros last time we bought one) and easily available. Much cheaper to buy these and air beds than hire on the beach. You could always re-cycle by passing on to another family (as we have) rather than try to bring back - what goes around comes around!

merseyside
Level Contributor
4,650 posts
17 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Shade on Beach?

if you travel to beaches that have cliff faces do not under any circumstance seek to shelter from the sun alongside the cliffs,as they are very very unstable in Portugal and there have been some tragic accidents through rock falls, hire or buy an umbrella, we used to take a small leightweight pop up tent

for our kids (you can buy them in Portugal for 10-15 euros in the beach shops)

Oakville, Canada
Level Contributor
82 posts
1 review
Save Reply
3. Re: Shade on Beach?

Thanks for the advice!

Oakville, Canada
Level Contributor
82 posts
1 review
Save Reply
4. Re: Shade on Beach?

Thanks for the advice!

london
Level Contributor
1,648 posts
34 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Shade on Beach?

Excellent advice sunndays .. amazing how many people actually sit at the base of the cliffs .

6. Re: Shade on Beach?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 22 June 2013, 05:42
Get answers to your questions about Alvor