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Lagos Best Beaches | Beach Guide
Chances are if you're visiting Lagos then you will be looking forward to spending a good deal of time on the beach - in which case you won't be disappointed. Lagos is in fact home to some of the very best beaches the Algarve has to offer. Not only are there great beaches right on the town's doorstep, there are a number of beaches to choose from, all offering something different. From the cozy intimate coves of Praia de Dona Ana and Camilo with their spectacular rock formations to the seemingly endless stretch of fine sand at Meia Praia.
Many visitors to Lagos don't feel the need to explore further than the town beach of Praia da Batata - which is within easy walking distance of Lagos. However, those who do will be rewarded with some of the Algarve's most pristine and alluring beaches such as the wide sandy Porto do Mós. This is a great option during the peak summer months when the beaches closest to Lagos can become rather busy.
Wherever you head be sure to pack your sunscreen and a word of warning; the sea temperature at this end of the Algarve tends to be surprisingly cold year round due to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean.
What are the Best and Closest Beaches to Lagos?
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Literally translating to 'half beach', this vast expanse of sand near the interesting old town of Lagos wraps itself around one of the biggest bays in Europe. The wide bay offers protection from...
Along with the neighbouring Praia do Cais da Solária, Praia da Batata is the closest beach to Lagos' town centre. Just a few minutes walk from all of the town's amenities this is the easiest option around. On the...Lagos
To describe the little cove of Praia do Pinhão as a hidden gem might be going a little to far, but it is certainly a gem, and by Lagos standards somewhat hidden.
Tucked away at the bottom of the steep ochre...Lagos
Praia da Dona Ana is often cited as the best beach on the Algarve, in fact it was even described as the 'best beach in the World' by magazine Condé Nast Traveller. That's quite a lot to live up to!
Along with neighbouring Praia Dona Ana, the beach of Camilo is Lagos' (if not one of the Algarve's) iconic beach. Whilst Dona Ana may have the slight edge when it comes to outlandish, cohre rock formations and...Lagos
Praia de Porto de Mós is one of the longest beaches in the Lagos area, stretching for well over a kilometre; only Meia Praia on the other side of the town is bigger. This is yet another fine Algarve...Lagos
The beach of Três Irmãos is located at the eastern end of a huge stretch of sand which makes up Alvor beach. This end of the beach is home to some fantastical rock formations and it is from some of these that the...Portimão
Separated from neighbouring Praia da Vau by a small headland at all but low tide the sheltered cove of the Praia do Alemão is an Algarvian delight. Also known...Portimão
Tucked around the corner, but only around a kilometre, form Praia da Rocha and Portimão is yet another fantastic Algarve beach, Praia da Vau. Like its neighbours, the beach here is a swathe of golden sand backed by...Portimão