Top Beaches in Lagos

 

 
Praia da Luz, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
Praia da Luz – image courtesy of yellowfishguide.com

Lagos Beach Guide


Couples can choose from these golden-sand beaches around Lagos.

Praia da Luz, Lagos, Portugal

Praia da Luz
Dig your toes into the soft golden sand of this kilometre-long beach that gently curves eastwards from the whitewashed town of Luz to beneath a ridge of barren hills and dramatic cliffs known locally as Rocha Negra (or Black Rock).

Swim in the warm and calm waters of the Atlantic, sunbathe on the soft sand or pick a secluded spot to unwind at the western end of the beach where you can also follow hiking trails up into the hills for panoramic coastal views. Once the wind picks up, the eastern end of the beach offers good conditions for surfing and body boarding.

Beach facilities in front of the town include parasols and sun loungers for hire, lifeguards, toilets and showers. Water sports include banana boats, jet skis and pedalos. A pedestrian promenade edges the beach and offers access to a good mix of bars, restaurants and hotels, just a short walk away in the town.

Come for a day or enjoy all the comforts of the Hotel Palm Bay or the Luna Luz Bay Club Hotel.

Away from the beach, explore the 18th century church of Nossa Senhora da Luz and various Roman remains including stonewalls, an aqueduct and mosaic-tiled floors.

Praia da Luz is located around 7km west of Lagos and around 63km west of Albufeira.

Praia de Dona Ana, Lagos, Portugal

Praia de Dona Ana
Relax on the pale golden sand of this 300m-long beach that nestles beneath towering sandstone cliffs framing a sheltered cove dotted with rocky outcrops.

The sea is perfect for swimming and snorkelling. There are no facilities on this beach, so take your own food and drinks.

Praia de Dona Ana is easily reached on the coastal path leading to the Ponta da Piedade headland.

Praia de Dona Ana is less than 2km from Lagos town centre and 60km west of Albufeira.

Latest update on this honeymoon destination: 4 October, 2017
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