Cliff Jumping in the Algarve


Ever since I left Portimao where I was playing a WTA tennis tournament with my friends in 2009, I have longed to set my eyes again on the green waters and yellow sandstone cliffs of the Algarve. We were setting off from our little house in Islantilla just across the boarder in Spain and so we would have to travel quite a way to finally get onto the stretch of coast where there are cliffs, coves and beautiful little bays. We therefore wanted to stop at a spot which would be breathtaking, yet as far East of Lagos (and as close to Spain) as possible. After a quick scour of a travel magazine we saw a few pictures and set off on our quest in search a beach like the one in Portimao.


We had arrvied at Praia Marinha and as soon as we stepped out of the car I knew that we had come to the right place. The golden cliffs loomed out of the water and I could see stacks, eroded stones and arches. People walked along a costal path and took pictures, but we set off down the windy cactus lined steep stone pathway down to the warm sandy shore. This place really is paradise and a must for anyone traveling around this area.


Lemon slush puppies and jumping off the rocks was in order and we did both after finding a place to lie our towels down amongst the many bathers who had made the trip to this secret little treasure island of bliss.


Today I wore a AX Paris lace dress with bare midriff which I complimented with a large pink flower that I picked up along the way. I spent most of my time in my La Senza swimming cozy though, so not many pics in the dress soz!


Let me know about the best beach you have ever been to or have heard about and where it is! I would love to know about some more hidden gems like Praia Marinha and perhaps maybe I or my readers will be able to visit them one day! πŸ™‚ xxx


Bikini – LA SENZA

White lace and crochet dress – AX PARIS

Wedge Flip Flops – GUESS

Diamond Bracelet – MACY’S

Author: Abigail Royston

I am an ex-professional tennis player and have just graduated from King's College in London. I share daily fashion outfits and stories of my travels and the tour. Every story has a beginning, but I will start mine here, at the start of something big. For us this was a journey of a lifetime, where dreams were made and broken, where friendships were cherished and torn apart. We lived and still live the life of aspiration and we tell the tale of victories and defeats that come with growing up at such a young age on the brink of greatness and fame. In our world youth, beauty and riches combine. We trained hard but played even harder. Our parties’ were and always will be legendary, our travels exotic and carefree. We were becoming stars. My Girls On Tour showcases street style looks, avant-garde fashion, new designers, fashion shows as well as travel stories and adventures. A fun window into the glamorous world of a professional tennis player turned fashionista, this is the place for wonderlust and fashion inspiration. Instragram @abigirlx Twitter @Abigailroyston

14 thoughts on “Cliff Jumping in the Algarve”

  1. Actually, the rock formations and color remind me of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along Lake Superior in northern Michigan. However, I’m sure the water is much colder in Superior. No bikinis on the beach; only the hardiest dare get in the water, especially this year. There was still ice in the Lake in early June!

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    1. Oh great to know! That made me laugh about the ice in the lake in early June and no bikinis! Gosh, I bet the water is freezing! Some lakes in Wales and the UK are like that as well (minus the ice) and there I don’t dare to swim. The water here was quite cold but as it was so hot it was lovely πŸ™‚ xxx Abi

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    1. Hi Kerstie! Thank you for the follow on Instagram and I was more than happy to follow you and your stunning account back πŸ™‚ I am really glad you like the pictures of my trip to this fantastic beach and also that you like the outfit that I wore πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing some more of your posts too πŸ™‚ Abi xxx


    1. Hi Marta, thank you very much for your comment and I really hope that this post will help you with your upcoming trip to the Algarve. First of all I think I speak for everyone when I say that I am incredibly jealous that you will be going out there in a few days because I miss it already and it is such a fun place for a holiday!;) Secondly and more importantly I hope that you will have an amazing time there and I do hope you will get to go and find Praia Marinha as it is so spectacular and special. If you need any help in finding it do let me know and also if you write a post on it I would love to see what you thought of it πŸ™‚ All the best, and have a lovely trip! Abi xxx


  2. You have some terrific photos but I particularly like the Algarve ones, though I don’t remember it looking this good when I was there! πŸ™‚


    1. Aw thank you so much, you are so kind! πŸ™‚ I am so glad you have enjoyed the pictures! Where abouts did you go in the Algarve? We drove quite a long way to find this cove, as closer to my house and nearer to Faro the beach is wide and sandy and doesn’t have the rock formations 😦 Anyway, there is nothing to it, you will just have to go back as perhaps it was just having an off day! πŸ˜‰ Thank you again and all the best, Abi xxx


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