Algarve received an award in 2016 for europe´s best beaches in the World Travel Awards!The warmest and calmest waters in the country are on this coast.The proximity to Africa and the Mediterranean enables the average temperature to be several degrees above the Lisbon Coast for example.The beaches are miles long and one can reach the beaches located on the islands by boat. At some places you have to go by boat to get to the beach. Although the Portuguese like to holiday here and they come mostly in August. Many beaches have amenities like showers, lifeguards, beach chairs, cafés and "water toys." Many have also received awards for availability and accessibility.Other beaches located in a nature reserve and you can find their own beach if you walk a bit.