Beach Cottages

Portugal is adorned with just under 1000km of blissful Atlantic coastline, stretching from Vila Real in the South East to Camina in the North West. It has four main Costa’s starting with The Algarve Coast in the South, Costa Lisboa in the South West, Costa Prata along the West Coast and the Costa Verde in the North West. The Algarve is definitely the most popular due to its 'Med climate', exquisite beaches, pretty coastal towns, smattering of luxury beachfront villas and excellent tourist infrastructure. It is generally broken up into three main parts, firstly the East Algarve recognised as the ‘wild’ corner edging up to the Spanish border, then there’s the Central Algarve which is more manicured and developed but still lovely and very popular for large group holidays while the third section is the West Algarve, which is more wind swept and popular with nature lovers and surfers.

 

The Costa de Lisboa has some very authentic pockets with wonderful beaches, including  Ericeira  and the pristine Praia das Macas. The lengthy Costa de Prata, which literally means, 'Silver Coast' offers charming little resorts like Foz do Arelho and Ovar and finally the totally unspoilt wild Costa Verde hides beautiful stretches amongst the coastal towns of Viana do Castelo and Vila Cha. Portugal is a very popular self-catering beach holiday destination so the choice of beach villas in Portugal to rent is extensive and ranges from cheap apartments with sea views to child friendly villas in Portugal that sleep 4 to 6 perfect for family holidays right up to the 5 star luxury villas with pools, some located right on the beachfront offering staggeringly beautiful sea views. The beach accommodation listed below is managed by a property manager or the owner, with most offering online booking with rates inclusive of any special offers or late deals.