Hi all, we just got back from a short break to Majorca and had a great time. It was amazing to be swimming in the sea every day!
I really want to go to Portugal next year in October half term. BUT, I wondered if the sea would be too cold to swim in? I was planning to be by the coast, but there seems no point if we can't get in! Surely I'd be better looking for somewhere with a heated pool?!
Portugal is on the Atlantic coast and the sea is freezing for swimming in during summer never mind Autumn/Winter. Warm enough for sitting on the beach but reckon it would be pretty chilly swimming in the ocean. What about Southern Spain -Costa Calida always has a lovely warm sea ?
Hi- I am sitting on a beach in the Algarve right now and have just had a lovely swim in the sea. I am here a lot and can confirm that the sea is always warmer in October than in July and August! Something to do with a gulf steam I think!
Thanks guys. I don't fancy going as far west as Praia, but I think Alvor looks like it might not be all resorts, resorts, resorts. Even if we only went for 5 days, I think I might have enough of that environment!
Although now I'm wondering about going back to the Med. Was looking at Ibiza but it seems ferociously expensively in comparison!
We have just got back from a week at Praia da Luz and it was fantastic. We all swam in the sea every day and it really wasn't cold at all. We are so going back next year! One of the best beach holidays we have ever had!