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
Thu 17th OctoberHigh 4:48am (3.19m)
Low 10:49am (0.83m)
High 5:06pm (3.10m)
Low 11:03pm (0.91m)
Fri 18th OctoberHigh 5:22am (3.09m)
Low 11:25am (0.94m)
High 5:43pm (2.95m)
Low 11:40pm (1.05m)
Sat 19th OctoberHigh 6:02am (2.97m)
Low 12:09pm (1.07m)
High 6:30pm (2.79m)
Sun 20th OctoberLow 12:26am (1.21m)
High 6:53am (2.83m)
Low 1:05pm (1.21m)
High 7:32pm (2.64m)