Algarve coastline

The Sunshine Algarve is nestled on the Atlantic Ocean providing coastline – some 1200 kilometers of it –identified by various coastal names. It is easy to divide the state into two coasts – the Atlantic Coast  or even the East Coast and the West Coast. Simple enough, don’t you think? Not for Portugal. The state that brought you butterfly ballots and hanging chad, also brings you so many names for its coasts that I feel like… well, going coastal!