Hear the sound of 'Dunas Douradas' not far from Faro, Portugal, including children at play, waves crashing on the sharp, clean sand, and a jet flying overhead.
Dunas Douradas, translating as 'golden dunes' is a classic among Portuguese beaches - wilder in atmosphere than The Algarve waterfront is usually thought to be - served well by free car parking and a collection of bar-restaurants who've colonised the locality, keeping visitors fed and watered.
This beautiful beach is free to use, but feels like exclusive, private property thanks to development between it and the main roads from Faro and Albufeira.
More about local bars and eateries here - map also included.
As well as hosting the "Good Morning Portugal!" Radio Show, I write about this wonderful country - the places, people and the lovely experiences I'm having here.