The first beach in our series is the beach at Vila Real de Santo Antonio, right on the Spanish border, where the Guadiana meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Through a pine forest, which can be crossed either on foot, or with a tourist train, which every summer brings locals and tourists for € 1 each way to the beach and back to the city, you reach the approximately 3 KM long flat sandy beach The water is here compared to other beaches relatively warm, which is due to the influx of the Guadiana into the Atlantic. The waves are usually more moderate than elsewhere. Tourists are less likely to be here, but Portuguese and Spaniards love this beach. Even in high season you can still find a nice spot to relax. There is also a small café and a boat rental.