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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...
The little holiday resort of Praia da Luz is located about 6 kilometres to the west of Lagos. Once a sleepy fishing village, Luz has largely hung up its nets with the beach being the biggest earner these days. Since...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!
Praia do Canavial sits just to the west of Lagos' famous Ponta de Piedade. This is the other side to all the much-photographed and well known coves with their iconic rock formations and calm, crystal clear waters....Lagos
Despite being located about halfway between Sagres and Lagos the sleepy little village of Salema has largely escaped the ravages of tourism. This is partly because this part of the coast falls just within the...Lagos
The little cove of Praia da Balança lies just within the shelter of the rocky Ponta da Piedade headland. This whole stretch of coast is defined by the eroded sandstone rocks which have been moulded into a variety of...Lagos
Technically speaking Praia de São Roque doesn't exist as a beach in its own right and is generally considered to be part of the vast crescent of sand that is Meia Praia. The...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