A perfect day to pack a picnic and head to the Faro Beach. It’s only about a 12 – 15 minute drive from the house, loads of free parking, dotted with small cafes, and at this time of year, perfect for a long stroll in either direction.
We left everything packed in the trunk and headed off, unencumbered. We were both surprised to see several upgrades to the beach area. To start, a new boardwalk providing access to the beach, which is wonderful for coming and going to the parking lot as you carry less sand back to the lot and your car.
The beach was as close to empty as one could hope. The temperatures around 20 and as you can see, deep blue cloudless sky. We removed shoes and socks and headed off for about an hour or so…….sublime!
All along the beach there are newly installed wooden stairs ( we counted 9 sets of them) to allow people to access, or leave, the beach from strategic points without disrupting all the sand and the dunes. Yahoo……..conservation, I love it.
We walked back through the tiny fishing village that embraces the beach and it was extraordinarily quiet and tranquil. This next photo shows a series of octopus pots drying out in the sun.
Finally we found a small secluded area that had a few park benches where we sat to enjoy our first picnic. We were facing Faro Airport with the sea between us and them. It was warm, agreeable, and a bit momentous for us to be able to enjoy this pleasure on November 12th!!
On the way back to the car this next shot presented itself to me. I hope it gives you pleasure and makes you smile.