Praia dos Pinheiros is another of the amazing Lagos beaches which lie in the shelter of Ponta da Piedade. This is probably one of the most secluded little coves along this stretch of coast and access is courtesy of a steep stone stairway hewn into to the sandstone cliffs.
The high ochre cliffs here provide plenty of shelter from the wind and divide the beach up into a number of little coves. All around are the weird and wonderful rock formations that are the trademark of the Ponta da Piedade headland and there are a couple of caves and grottos to explore. It is worth noting though that some of these little "beachlets" become totally submerged when the tide is high.
Given its seclusion and difficult access Praia dos Pinheiros has become a nudist beach. The steep steps down also mean that the beachgoers tend to be a younger crowd than the stereotypical naturists.
There are no facilities at Praia dos Pinheiros.
Other beaches near Praia dos Pinheiros
Praia dos Pinheiros tide times
Sun 27th SeptemberHigh 12:14am (2.70m)
Low 6:21am (1.32m)
High 12:30pm (2.93m)
Low 6:59pm (1.05m)
Mon 28th SeptemberHigh 1:07am (2.85m)
Low 7:11am (1.16m)
High 1:19pm (3.09m)
Low 7:42pm (0.92m)
Tue 29th SeptemberHigh 1:48am (2.98m)
Low 7:50am (1.01m)
High 1:59pm (3.22m)
Low 8:16pm (0.82m)
Wed 30th SeptemberHigh 2:22am (3.10m)
Low 8:23am (0.89m)
High 2:33pm (3.31m)
Low 8:46pm (0.76m)