My family and I have been frequent visitors to the Algarve for the last 20 years. In that time there has been one beachside restaurant and bar we’ve frequently returned to.
Opened in 1966, Julia’s is extremely popular, particularly with families and celebrities.
Amazing panoramic views and a bustling atmosphere make it the perfect place to watch the world go by.
I’d recommend visiting in the evening where you’ll be treated to the most memorable sunsets as the sun falls below the horizon of the North Atlantic Ocean. Although be sure to take your sunglasses so you’re not blinded as the sun dips.
If you visit in late-summer you’re likely to see dolphins jumping through the waves while migrating south to Africa.
Situated between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo on the Garrão beach, you will often hear this location referred to as “Julia’s Beach”.
Food portions are generous and the menu quite varied. A couple more vegetarian options would be good though, happily, the staff were accommodating of me going off-menu.