The long coast line of around 200 km offers clean and safe beaches, with golden sands and unequalled beauty. The unique charm of the grottos, caves and the welcoming sands, have been moulded by the seasons and shaped by the weather. The majority of the beaches have been awarded with the Blue Flag meaning that they are of the highest quality with clean water all year round. The most popular beaches in Portimão are Praia da Rocha, Praia do Vau and Praia de Alvor.