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.

Gale

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.

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Gale Hotels (26)

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

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

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

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

Villa Helena Photograph of Villa Helena
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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

Villa Indigo Photograph of Villa Indigo
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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

Villa Serpa Photograph of Villa Serpa
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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

Maritur Hotel - Adults Only Photograph of Maritur Hotel - Adults Only
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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

Vidamar Algarve Villas Photograph of Vidamar Algarve Villas
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Well equipped accommodation with two, three and four bedroom villas, perfect for a family self-catering holiday next to the Salgados Golf Course and close to the beach....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Vila Gale Praia Hotel Photograph of Vila Gale Praia Hotel
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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

Sao Rafael Atlantico Hotel Photograph of Sao Rafael Atlantico Hotel
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Situated on the outskirts of Albufeira, the Sao Rafael Atlantico Hotel is set on a cliff top overlooking the Sao Rafael beach, providing comfortable and well equipped guest rooms, along with 3 outdoor...

4.7 / 5 from 3 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

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

Villa Kings Photograph of Villa Kings
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In easy reach of the beaches, the villa enjoys a quiet corner plot with a swimming pool and access to outside space from most rooms....

1 / 5 from 1 reviews

Salgados Palace Hotel Photograph of Salgados Palace Hotel
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The Salgados Palace Hotel is situated beside the Salgados Golf Course and just a short walk from the Salgados beach and the Salgados Lagoon. This 5-star hotel offers comfortable guest accommodation, w...

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

Baia Grande Hotel Photograph of Baia Grande Hotel
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The Baia Grande Hotel is located in Sesmarias on the outskirts of Albufeira (approx 3km away) and around 1km from the Praia da Coelha beach....

3.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

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The one and two bedroom apartments at the Ponte Grande Resort offer comfortable accommodation with access to an outdoor swimming pool, kids pool, mini-golf, giant chess and a playground....

Vidamar Algarve Hotel Photograph of Vidamar Algarve Hotel
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The hotel is located in front of the Salgados beach accessed by wooden walkways and is adjacent to the Salgados golf course, a family friendly property with facilities for both adults and children to ...

Vila Channa Hotel Photograph of Vila Channa Hotel
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The Vila Channa Hotel is an adult only hotel with 18 guest rooms over 3 floors. The hotel offers simple accommodation approx 800m from the beach....

Villa Atlantic Photograph of Villa Atlantic
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Spacious 4 bedroom, town-house style villa with a private pool and, in walking distance of the beaches, bars and restaurants....

Villa Buganvilia Photograph of Villa Buganvilia
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Offering comfortable furnishings, a secluded garden and private pool, this 4 bedroom detached villa is in a peaceful residential area and sleeps up to 9 people....

Villa Estella Photograph of Villa Estella
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One of a group of three terraced villas, the Villa Estella has 3 bedrooms, a well maintained garden with a private pool and is conveniently located for the resort amenities....

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Set at the end of a terrace of three villas, the Villa Lena sleeps up to 8 people and has its own pool and well maintained garden, just a short stroll from the resort centre....

Villa Mar Photograph of Villa Mar
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A spacious villa, sleeping up to 7 people with a private pool and situated within walking distance of the beach and restaurants....

Villa Med Photograph of Villa Med
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A modern three bedroom villa, on the end of a terrace of five villas, with a private pool and conveniently located for the beaches and local amenities....

Villa Visamar Photograph of Villa Visamar
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The Villa Visamar offers a private pool has four bedrooms, ideal for larger families and friends and, is located in a quiet area within easy reach of resort amenities. A family friendly property with ...

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Gale Reviews

Mr I Percival, Southampton

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.

Miss C Mcnamee, St. Leonards-on-sea

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.

Mrs S Rees, Bridgend

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!

Mr J Dos Remedios, Surbiton

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 sunshine.co.uk Ltd

Beaches

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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