Figueira da Foz – The Rainbow Beach

Figueira Da Foz Beach – Portugal

Walking down Balamory High Street, licking a Neapolitan Ice-cream, with rainbow sugared almonds in the pocket of the coat you borrowed from your friend Joseph, holding a shopping bag of ‘party rings’, wouldn’t make you feel more colourful than the beach at Figueira da Foz. Beach huts in stripes that Jean Paul Gaultier would envy and tiled house-fronts from a pallet of rainbow drops makes the town feel so quaint and happy. Ignore the awful high rise casino and hotels from an ugly concrete era and focus on the old little fisherman’s houses with painted biblical scenes, the kaleidoscopic beach bars, the Punch and Judy sun tents and you’ll spend your day believing you’re an ‘extra’ on the set of the latest Sony TV advert.
Be sure to bring your sunglasses!

hillside view of Figuira sa Foz, Portugal

colourful tiled house of Figuiera da Foz in one of Portugals best beach resorts

best place for tiled houses in Portugal - Figueira da Foz

rainbow houses on the beach in Portugal

panted tiles in Portuguese beach resort - Figuiera da foz

rainbow houses in the fishing village of Figuiera da foz on Portugals Atlantice coast

things to do in figueira da foz beach

one of Portugals best beach -  Figueira da Foz Portugal

Boardwalk to Figueira da Foz beach Portugal

toes in the sand at Figueira da Foz Portugal

colourful striped beach huts at Figueira da Foz beach Portugal


rainbow beach houses Portugal

striped beach hut at Figueira da Foz Portugal

If you’re exploring the Portuguese coastline make sure you add a visit to the nearby beach of Praia da Costa Nova, a few miles north near the lovely tiled town of Aveiro, for another great rainbow experience but this time in the shape of stripey ship-lath fishermans houses. And if you’re looking for more ideas of things to do in the Central Portugal region check out this other post here.


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