Beach Guide to Lagos, Portugal

Beach Guide to Lagos, Portugal, Lagos, Portugal (B)

I’m from Miami, so I’m no stranger to awesome beaches. But I had never been somewhere with so many beaches so close together all accessible on foot. Lagos is surrounded by water on every side and there would sooner be a shortage of sea gulls than a shortage of scenic sandy spots to lay out. After careful exploration, here is a complete guide to the best beaches in Lagos.

The lower peak of Lagos separates the beaches that face the east and the beaches that face the west. Ponta da Piedade is where you’ll find the greatest concentration of rocky cliffs. The best view of this area is midday when the sun is right above it. When the sun is rising the light will be behind the cliffs making it hard to see with the glare. When the sun is setting, it looks great but photographs terribly because the cliffs create long shadows on other cliffs.

Protip: Before you even think about hitting the sand, take a boat around Lagos and through the grottos beneath the cliffs. Morning is a good time to take a boat tour around the area because then the sun is hitting the rocks directly. This allows you to pass by all the beaches and see how busy they are to decide where you want to stop. If you’re taking a private boat, you can ask them to drop you off at one of the beaches. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Beach Guide to Lagos, Portugal
Guide Location: Portugal » Lagos
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Montano
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.gnometrotting.com/beach-guide-to-lagos-portugal/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ponta da Piedade
  • Camilo Beach
  • Restaurante O Camilo
  • Dona Ana Beach
  • Praia do Pinhao
  • Lagos Stairs Playa
  • Praia dos Estudantes
  • Cafe do Mar
  • Batata Beach
  • Forte da Ponta da Bandeira
  • Meia Praia
  • Praia de Porto de Mos
  • Praia da Luz