Ancao Beach

Ancao Beach

Where waters flow as one
  • Blue Flag
  • Beach Support
  • Paid Parking
  • Shower
  • Awning

Ancão, a beach of tremendous natural resources, where the ocean breathes over the land and clean grassy dunes create an inexplicably surreal and spectacular atmosphere.


beach-ancao-algarve-quinta-do-lago-algarve Encircled by the Algarve’s Golden Triangle and adjacent to the neighboring countryside of Loulé, the Ancão beach is known for being one of the few unspoilt coastlines left in Southern Europe. Perfect for watersports and casual fun, the Ancão beach hosts some of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see.

Its fine sands and shallow waters covered with typical vegetation make the Ancão beach a fantastic beach for families with small children. As the sea is tender and warm, the Ancão beach is known for its safe bathing and mild climate.

Placed in the Natural Reserve of Ria Formosa under a bright sunny sky, and within walking distance to the classic beach of Garrão, the Ancão beach is renowned for its nearby championship golf courses (with Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago at the top), and upper class neighborhoods, where you can find a collection of dream properties, that embrace the local culture through their individual style.

Offering lots of onsite activities to keep your children entertained and plenty of space for them to play, the beach has access paths and is ideal for long leisurely seaside stays.



Where to Eat

beach-ancao-quinta-do-lago-restaurant-2-passos2passos, Waves by Paixa, São Gabriel








Quinta do Lago (3), Vale do Lobo (2), Vila Sol, Vilamoura (6)



How to get there

By Car: Drive along EN125 and when reaching Almancil there will be signs with Vale do Lobo directions and then towards Ancao.



Where to Stay

Hotel Vale do Lobo

Conrad Hotel (awarded Best Luxury Resort – 2013, 2014)

BY: Nuno Caetano