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Praia do Camilo

Praia do Camilo
Praia do Camilo
© Laura Rinke

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 grottoes, Praia do Camilo shares the same golden sand and crystal clear, azure waters.

To reach the beach involves negotiating the 200 wooden steps which wind their way down the orange cliffs. These same cliffs offer shelter from the ocean winds making Praia do Camilo a veritable suntrap and safe for swimming. A short walk to the south of Camilo is the stunning Ponta da Piedade, a series of sandstone rock arches and sea stacks off Lagos' most southerly headland.

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