With direct access to the centre of Ericeira, it is bounded to the south by the fishing harbour pier and to the north by a natural rocky spur, which separates it from São Sebastião beach. Overlooking the Algodio beach are the beautiful and typical houses of the northern part of Ericeira town. It has modern beach support facilities in the form of changing rooms, toilet facilities and a bar with an outdoor terrace facing the sea, where it is easy to find boards and surfers. The beach is supervised by a lifeguard and the SOS Praia (Beach SOS) system. There is limited parking, and the Urban Park of São Sebastião is recommended as an alternative.