Praia do Camilo (Camilo Beach), Lagos

Praia do Camilo (Camilo Beach), Lagos

The Praia do Camilo is one of Lagos' true landmarks, located between the other two regional wonders – Praia da Dona Ana and Ponta da Piedade with its lighthouse. This is the last beach of Lagos and one of the smallest beaches of the Algarve. Secluded and characteristic, it is highly esteemed by locals, tourists and travel experts alike.

There's a path of rocks leading from the main road to the beach where immense cliffs expose ancient sea shells and stones. The beach is divided into two parts by the stone formations, but is easy to walk on through a hand-made tunnel between the rocks.

Praia do Camilo can be visited all year round and is a real paradise in winter. During summer it is particularly popular. But don't fool yourself into thinking that this is just a crowded beach surrounded by rocks.

From the top of the cliff you can overlook spectacular coastline, which makes for an incredible picture, with colorful rocks and caves (some small ones in between the sand areas are particularly breathtaking). The kids love to explore these and go on small adventures around it. Clear water makes it perfect for snorkeling and there are very nice places for cliff jumping too. A true must for nature lovers!

To get to Praia do Camilo you have to descend a long (seemingly endless from the top, but well-maintained) wooden staircase of 224 steps. But the effort is surely well worth it!

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Praia do Camilo (Camilo Beach) on Map

Sight Name: Praia do Camilo (Camilo Beach)
Sight Location: Lagos, Portugal (See walking tours in Lagos)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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