Praia do Loulé Velho Beach, Algarve

Enjoy a refreshing bath in the Atlantic Ocean and discover the remains of ancient civilizations in this quiet beach in Loulé, Algarve. 

Praia do Loulé Velho Beach, Algarve
Praia do Loulé Velho Beach
© Vasco Celio CM Loulé

The trail to Praia do Loulé Velho beach covers a rural valley where ancient hydraulic machinery can be seen, such as aqueducts and water wheels, as well as centuries-old trees, surrounded by interesting magpies and hoopoes.

Formerly known as Praia do Trafal, the eastern area of the beach shows dunes and a wide sandy area. The western one has a more narrow sandy area and some reddish rocky formation. Here, when the sand is moved by the sea it is possible to see remains from a salting factory dating back to the roman period. As well as the mud of an ancient lake system and remains from a time where the sea line was much lower. There are even underwater remains of a Carthaginian city!

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Praia de Loule Velho, Algarve-

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