The Ilha de Faro is a beach for families with small children as well as party lovers. There are a number of restaurants and bars and in weekends local families come here for family barbecues.
The location near the airport makes Praia de Faro easy to reach. In summer months this is definitely the most crowded beach in the Algarve. The beach is a long narrow sandy bar that is accessed by a bridge traversing the lagoon. There are many water sports facilities and plenty of restaurants.
Praia de Faro is one of the few beaches that can be reached by public transport. From the bus station in Faro a bus departs for the beach every 45 minutes.