Praia da gale
by Stuart Stubbs
Situated a few kilometres from Albufeira are the beaches of Gale.
There is a fair amount of parking for cars but it does become very crowded so get there early if you want a space.
There are three restaurant/bars with toilet facilities and are all reasonably priced, but not the cheapest either. They all have good friendly service, too.
There are plenty of sunbeds and shades to hire as well as plenty of space on the beach if you would rather not pay.
This very much a family type beach which we have visited on numerous occasions.