Gale, Algarve, Portugal

Gale is a tranquil beach resort, comprising mainly villa accommodation and boasting 5km of sandy beach which stretches past the Salgados Golf Course and on to Armacao de Pera.

The resort offers many beach bars and restaurants, cliff top walks and a quiet and laid back atmosphere with the option of the Albufeira nightlife a short taxi ride away.

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Gale is ideal for a relaxing beach holiday with the option of watersports at the beach, Praia de Gale and, easy access to golf, shopping and leisure attractions such as Zoo Marine and the Slide and Splash waterpark.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Gale Reviews

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Gale Hotels (?)

Jardins Vale De Parra Apartments Photograph of Jardins Vale De Parra Apartments
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Well equipped self-catering apartments, set around the swimming pool in the Vale de Parra area, approx 2km from Gale beach....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Salgados Vila Das Lagoas Apartments Photograph of Salgados Vila Das Lagoas Apartments
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The Salgados Vila Das Lagoas Apartments are perfect for those seeking the comforts of home with well equipped self-catering accommodation in a peaceful location close to the beach....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Glenridge Beach and Golf Resort Photograph of Glenridge Beach and Golf Resort
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The Glenridge Beach and Golf Resort is a small complex of 29 apartments situated in a central location for easy access to the beach, nearby golf courses and resort centre....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Bayside Salgados Apartments Photograph of Bayside Salgados Apartments
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Located close to the Salgados Golf Course and just under 1km from the long sandy beach of Salgados, the Bayside Salgados offers simple self-catering accommodation with a friendly atmosphere....

4.3 / 5 from 12 reviews

Sao Rafael Suite Hotel Photograph of Sao Rafael Suite Hotel
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Located close to the beach of Sao Rafael on the outskirts of Albufeira, this deluxe hotel has modern furnishings, panoramic elevators and a good range of facilities on-site including indoor and outdoo...

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel Photograph of Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel
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The Vila Gale Atlantico Hotel is located just 300m from the Gale Beach, offering guests comfortable accommodation with access to indoor and outdoor pools, a childrens pool, a games room and a health c...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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In easy reach of the beaches and resort centre, this traditional style villa has three bedrooms and a garden to three sides, with a private swimming pool....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Villa Indigo sits at the end of a terrace of five villas, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms is able to accommodate up to 8 people. The property is within walking distance of the beach, a supermark...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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A four bedroom detached villa with a private pool and an outdoor summer kitchen with barbecue for alfresco meals. The beach and resort amenities are just a short walk away...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Overlooking the Gale Beach, the Vila Gale Praia Hotel is an adult only property offering comfortable guest accommodation and access to an outdoor pool and a health club with jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish...

4.9 / 5 from 13 reviews

Torre Velha Hotel Photograph of Torre Velha Hotel
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A small hotel offering great value for money with comfortable accommodation within easy reach of two beaches....

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

Maritur Hotel Photograph of Maritur Hotel
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Offering good value for money, the Maritur Hotel provides a comfortable base for exploring the Algarve. Facilities at the hotel includes indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, gym and tennis court....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Gale Reviews

Holiday Date:17th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Vila Gale Praia Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

A quiet resort. Marvellous beach. A selection of restaurants.

Holiday Date:16th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Baia Grande Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Pleasant resort but not much going on, have to get taxi to old town which is about 7 euro.

Holiday Date:28th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Jardins Vale De Parra Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

The local beaches were just perfect even though Gale was very busy oh and the sea was freezing!

Holiday Date:20th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Salgados Vila Das Lagoas Apartments
Room:3 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely beaches.

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Please note: the comments above are the subjective opinions of customers and not of Ltd


There are 3 beaches in Gale, one of which is said to be one of the best in the Algarve. The main beach is a long stretch of golden sand with sunbeds for hire and a selection of watersports available. There are beachside cafes and bars for refreshments during the day or indeed at night. The beaches here are all supervised by a lifeguard during the summer season.

Gale Oeste is a continuation of the long stretch of sands and is backed by sand dunes. Again there are sunbeds for hire, watersports and a beach restaurant. There is a car park behind the beach and there are boarded walkways with ramps for easy access for wheelchair users and buggies for children. There are also special beach buggies available for disabled visitors.

Lorenco beach is a small sandy bay which is surrounded by shallow rock formations. There is a carpark here and there is good access for disabled visitors.

Things to Do

Gale is a pretty resort with shady orange groves and ancient figs trees but there really isn't a lot going on, life is generally centred around the beach.

If you want a break from the beach then you can grab a taxi and visit nearby Albufeira for a spot of shopping or perhaps just a wander.

Out and About

There are a couple of supermarkets in Gale so you will not be stuck for the basics. There are also a few little shops dotted around the resort. The shops in Gale are ok for food and holiday essentials but if you are looking for something specific, you may want to head to the large shopping mall which is approx 7km away and is home to a large supermarket and some designer shops for those who need their shopping fix.

There is a decent selection of bars and restaurants in Gale, some of which are positioned down at the beach. No matter what your taste or budget is, I'm sure you will find something to your liking.

If it's a party atmosphere you are after then this place is not for you but a good selection of bars and nightclubs can be found in Albufeira which is just a short drive away.

Nearby Attractions

As well has having a good selection of shops, the Algarve Shopping centre also has a cinema and ten pin bowling, so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied if shopping is not your thing.

Zoo Marine is just 15 minutes away and is also a great day out, offering many different attractions and activities and even the opportunity to swim with dolphins. The park can get busy so it is advisable to pre book the dolphin experience.

Although there are a couple of waterparks nearby, Slide and Splash Water Park in Lagoa is certainly worth a visit. It is open from April to October and offers great fun for all the family. The park is said to be one of the biggest waterparks in Europe and offers a variety of slides and attractions for everyone to enjoy.

The area is very popular with golfers and you will find many quality golf courses in the vicinity.

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