The Best Beaches in Lagos, Algarve – In Pictures
Isn’t it getting more and more common to go on a beach holiday just to realise that the mass construction has kinda taken over the place? Not if you go to Lagos! This little gem in the Algarve region of Portugal is definitely one of the best places to visit if you’re looking for small secluded beaches with clear blue water, fine sand and cliff views. The real top seller thing about Lagos as the perfect beach getaway is that it actually has a lot of beaches to choose from so you can lay down your towel on a few different ones. Awesome, right! I’m personally not a big fan of the big big beaches so I’ve only included in here what I think are the best beaches in Lagos. But if you prefer the big long beaches do check out Meia Praia and Porto de Mos Beach as well.
Praia da Batata
This will probably be the first beach you’ll see as its quite near the center of Lagos. This is the place where you can find a lot of kayak companies starting their tours so it could get a bit busy but it’s actually a fairly long beach so you can easily run away from the busy parts 😀
Praia dos Estudantes
This beach is perfect if you want to be super close to the town center but also to enjoy the peacefulness and quiet of a small secluded beach. Here you can also see the famous bridge which connects the cliffs, offering a nice pathway to a stellar viewpoint when you can indulge in the view of the beach and the town at the background. From here you can also go through the cliff to get to Pinhao Beach which is right next to it so if Praia dos Estudantes feels a bit cramped, you can easily check out Pinhao Beach which is equally stunning.
Praia Dona Ana
Dona Ana is a middle ground kinda beach because it’s nice and long but still has secluded areas where you can use the cliffs’ shade to hide away from the sun 😀 It’s a popular pick as it’s only about 15-20 min walk from the town center so definitely check it out. Do however bring an umbrella if you don’t wanna pay for a sunbed and umbrella. The shady parts of the beach are likely to be taken. One last thing, if you get super hungry and don’t fancy a walk into town to grab a salad/sandwich, there is a little snack bar restaurant right on the beach which offers some pretty cool views so it might be a great treat on your last day 🙂 (I however was well prepared with a sandwich so I didn’t get to try it 😀 )
Praia do Camilo
This was my top pick and I absolutely loved it. It’s a bit further out so it’s not as busy as Dona Ana and the views are definitely the best, or so I thought. Check out this beach for sure and let me know if you find the camel 😀 Be ready to go up and down some stairs though but again … totally worth it!
You’ll be pleased to know that these are only a few of the beaches in Lagos. There are others, bigger and smaller, so explore the shore and pick and choose which one you love the most. In any case you won’t be disappointed with the breath of choice, that’s for sure 🙂 Happy sunbathing!
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