Best beaches in Lagos, Portugal

Lagos is undeniably the home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Crystal clear waters, bright blue skies and orange cliff faces set a stunning, vibrant colour palette. Obviously you want to discover and enjoy the best of them, so we’ve compiled a list of the best beaches in Lagos Portugal.


Praia do Pinhao Lagos Portugal

Praia do Pinhão

Probably our favourite beach in Lagos. Sheltered by cliffs with clear water and a beautiful view. Plus, there are things to discover. Enter the grotto cave room on the left side, or walk through the rock tunnel to the next beach. You can also walk along the path from here to the next beach, Dona Ana.

Praia do Pinhão on google maps


Praia Dona Ana Lagos Portugal

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Praia Dona Ana

Just over the hill from Pinhão is the famous Dona Ana beach. There are two large hotels and a parking lot above it, so its more accessible than other beaches, but also less natural. After being voted the world’s most beautiful beach a few years ago, the council decided to fill it in with more sand, so more people could enjoy it. Its still beautiful, but we preferred it before…

Praia Dona Ana on google maps


Praia do Camilo Lagos Portugal

Praia do Camilo

The next beach along the coast line is the lovely Praia do Camilo. The view from above to the jagerred coastline and down to the beach is magnificent. There is quite a staircase – which is enjoyable on the way down as you are bewildered by the beauty, but challenging in the heat on the way back up. In any case its totally worth it. A little piece of paradise.
If you keep following the road from Camilo, you get to the Lagos Lighthouse and hidden behind it, the famous treasure Ponte de Piedade.

Praia do Camilo on google maps


Praia Porto de Mos Lagos Portugal

Praia Porto de Mós

Porto de Mós is a great beach when you just want get in the ocean – now! There is plenty of parking and no staircases. On a stinking hot day, you can drive right up (or take the Onda bus, or walk from town), and jump right in. It has gorgeous chalky white cliffs either side, and there are usually some small waves to keep things interesting. Sometimes the swell picks up so you´ll have some surfers to watch. There are two restaurants on the beach – Campimar and Antonios. Antonios is a nice place for a seafood lunch, or sit at their openair beachbar on the esplanade and enjoy one of their berry filled Sangrias. Good times.

Porto de Mos on Google maps


Praia da Batata Lagos Portugal

Praia da Batata

Probably our favourite beach in Lagos. Sheltered by cliffs with clear water and a beautiful view. Plus, there are things to discover. Enter the grotto cave room on the left side, or walk through the rock tunnel to the next beach. You can also walk along the path from here to the next beach, Dona Ana.

Praia da Batata on Google maps


Praia dos Estudantes Lagos Portugal

Praia dos Estudantes

On the right of Café do Mar (perched on the hill above Batata beach), you can take steps down to Praia dos Estudantes.
Its a nice little secluded beach which is usually calmer than neigboring Batata beach. It also has a cool tunnel through the rock face, which leads you to a smaller beach with this instagramable bridge.

Praia dos Estudantes on Google maps


Meia Praia Lagos Portugal

Meia Praia

If you´re looking for long wide beach, where you can rent a deck chair and sun umbrella, play volley ball, frollick in friendly waves and are not too far from a Sangria jug or icecream, this is the place for you.
Meia Praia still has its rough natural vegetations, unlike the towns east of Lagos, but it does have a skyline of big hotels sat back from the dunes. In anycase, if you like a big wide space, and without the stairs and cliffs of the other beaches, this is a top pick.

Meia Praia on google maps

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