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Praia do Porto de Mós

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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 beach and provides a quieter alternative to Lagos' often busy beaches. Here you will find the same golden sandstone cliffs, fine sand and clear blue sea. There is even a choice of beachside cafes and restaurants along with all the facilities one would expect from a Blue Flag beach. However, at Praia de Porto de Mós you will also find plenty of space.

Whilst the beach is largely backed by cliffs the main access point sits in a dip with a good sized car park providing level access to the beach - a far cry from Praia da Dona Ana around the corner with its wooden steps to negotiate. With seasonal lifeguard cover (easter to end of summer) this is a great family beach.

Unlike the sheltered coves which are tucked away behind Ponta da Piedade, the beach at Porto de Mós faces into the full power of the Atlantic ocean. This often makes for good surfing but it can also feel a little breezy at times.

The beach of Praia de Porto de Mós is a little way from Lagos' town centre (around 4km) but there are regular buses running from town and taxis are fairly cheap.

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