Praia da Falésia is a 6 km sandy beach situated between the towns of Albufeira and Quarteira. There is a car park situated at the top of the cliffs overlooking the steps leading down to the beach. A day on the Praia da Falésia can seem almost lonely, even in August, as the bathers are scattered over a wide area. There are several restaurants, a playground for children and a variety of other leisure facilities.
The main access road is lined with a small selection of restaurants, bars and shops with residential properties built above. The various complexes stand in their own grounds and tend not to mix with their residential surroundings.
There is a mixture of middle- to upmarket properties, with the emphasis on sports. These offer a choice self-catering and hotel accommodation in nearly every category.
This town can found 18 miles west of Faro and its international airport, and 6 miles east of Albufeira. This resort is found South-facing, on hilly terrain with pine forest leading down to beach.
Praia da Falesia Beach is the longest in the Algarve. It stretches as far as the marina in Vilamoura in the east and almost to Albufeira in the west. The beach is very wide, sandy beach backed by red/orange cliffs and accessed by 2 small footbridges.
The shopping facilities are mainly supermarkets, with 1 or 2 souvenir shops offering the local wares.
During the daytime there very little to do apart from the beach and a few water based activities..