Discover fabulous beach clubs and beach restaurants in Vilamoura. Great beach bars and eateries by the sea, where you can enjoy cocktails in the sun, sounds at sunset, and dance beneath the stars. Vilamoura marina is home to our gorgeous yacht for charter, the B.Happy, so we know the best beach fun spots in the area. Read on for our tips on top beach bars in Vilamoura.
There are two main beach areas in Vilamoura, separated by the marina. To the west, is the long expanse of Praia da Falésia, the fine golden sands backed by red cliffs. To the east of the marina, the beach stretches towards Quarteira, then onwards, past Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and all the way to Faro. No matter where you decide to lay your towel, a beach day in the Algarve is a thing of beauty!
When we want to get our toes in the sand and our summer vibes on, these are some of our favourite beach clubs and bars in Vilamoura.
The Atlantic Bar
Vilamoura marina is the main centre for bars and restaurants in the resort, and there is always plenty going on here. We love nothing more than a chilled drink at sunset on the deck of the Atlantic Bar, overlooking the yachts. A friendly bar, the Atlantic is great for relaxation and for some pretty crazy party nights.
The NoSoloÁgua group has outlets across the Algarve, specializing in memorable moments in the sun. Great for sunset sessions, tasty food and drinks with friends, NoSoloÁgua Vilamoura is a stylish all-day eatery, where you can pop by for a drink, enjoy a meal, host a party or even a wedding. The beachside bar menu features burgers, wraps, sushi, great cocktails and healthy juices. Perfect for brunch in the sun or evening drinks. Open all year round.
Also part of the NoSoloÁgua group is a fabulous restaurant and beach bar. With a glamourous vibe, the beach bar and restaurant are perfect spots for daytime relaxation and nighttime fun. There are sun loungers with bar service and a great sushi menu as well as a menu featuring Mediterranean cuisine. Áqua Qlub hosts regular DJ sessions and it is one of the most popular spots for drinks and good times by the sea with friends.
Thai Beach Club
One of the most popular beach restaurants in the area, Sunday sessions here are legendary, with live music, a fun vibe and lots of dancing. With clear sea views and backed by the dunes, Thai Beach Club offers a menu featuring delicious Thai food – noodles, stir-fries, curries and salads. The hospitality is great, the mood relaxed, and the scent of impromptu fun is always in the air. Thai Beach Club is open all year round.
Glamour in the sun. The world-famous Purobeach brand is alive and well in Vilamoura, offering both beachside and pool club fun.
The beach club offers Balinese beds by the sea, signature cocktails, and bliss in the sun. Backed by a modern restaurant, you can enjoy a full day of fabulous food, great sounds by the resident DJs and seaside relaxation here.
The trendy Purobeach Pool Club, set within the gardens of the Tivoli Marina Hotel, is for fun days with beautiful people by the pool. Tasty and healthy snacks, amazing cocktails and champagne galore to be enjoyed with music provided by live DJ performances. A great day to night fun spot.
A lovely, welcoming beach bar and restaurant, Maresia is known for its friendly and relaxed vibe, great cocktails and fresh food. Right on the beach, and open all year round, it’s a great venue for a morning juice or coffee, a sea-view lunch or sunset drinks and dinner. There are frequent live music sessions at Maresia too, as well as a good sushi menu available every evening.
Not actually on the beach, but overlooking Vilamoura marina and with a beachlife, summer vibe, MoTAO is a snazzy eatery combining dining and nightlife. With an Asian menu and great décor, there is a lounge area and both indoor and outdoor dining spaces. The resident DJs keep the party going and the staff keep the drinks flowing.
Another restaurant on the marina, rather than the beach, but one that embraces its seaside soul. There is a lovely above-water deck and up-close views of the sleek yachts coming and going. Akvavit offers an unusual mix of Portuguese, international and Scandinavian cuisine. Open all day, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here.
A little further afield from Vilamoura, at the eastern end of Quarteira beachfront, is A Gaivota, a welcoming Portuguese beach restaurant. The terrace overlooks the beach and seaside promenade, making it a super spot for relaxed coffees or wine at sunset. Fresh fish and seafood feature on the menu, along with snacks, served all day.
Just east of A Gaivota, before Vale do Lobo, is BJ’s Oceanside, one of the most popular beachside restaurants in the area. Beach bar DNA is strong here, with open-air seating, magnificent views and a laid-back, sunny vibe. BJ’s is famous for its great hospitality and excellent seafood. And the live music lunchtimes are legendary – sing-alongs and impromptu dancing are not unusual.
Of course, fabulous beach bars aren’t only to be found in Vilamoura. When you charter our lovely B. Happy yacht, we can take you to secret beach clubs and hidden coves along the coast, where you can dine on the freshest seafood and sip perfectly chilled champagne. Talk to us for some glamorous inspiration.