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Praia da Luz Holiday Guide

Praia da Luz is a beautiful sandy beach located just 6 km away from Lagos in the Algarve, Portugal. It’s located in the picturesque village of Luz, known for its narrow roads lined with bougainvillea flowers.

The Praia da Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Luz (shortened to Praia da Luz) or Beach of the Church of our Lady of Light is Blue Flag beach, an award it won for water quality and sand cleanliness, making it an ideal and safe beach destination for those travelling with kids.

The beach is also a good spot for water sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, paddleboats and boat trips. The curiously shaped Rocha Negra Cliff protects the bay from rough tides. The cliff is made of black volcanic rock formed millions of years ago as a result of the Monchique region's lava flow.

The rocks or cliffs on the west of the beach provide great opportunities for fishing. There are more than 200 varieties of fish found along this coastline, including mackerel and tuna out at the deeper areas.

This also makes for great local seafood restaurants, as well as fish markets in nearby Lagos. It’s no wonder that seafood is such a regional favourite. On the west side of the beach you’ll find a 16th Century fort that has found a new lease of life as a sophisticated restaurant, which offers patrons stunning views over the ocean. To find the beach’s full range of restaurants and bars, follow the cobbled promenade that runs along the seafront; you’ll even find some gift shops for souvenirs.

Although this beach is very popular in the summer, there are some secluded areas of beachfront that can provide a more relaxed family beach experience – you just have to look.


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Hotel Belavista da Luz

Hotel Belavista da Luz

Praia Da Luz, Lagos
4.5
of 5, from 110 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Luz, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Luz Beach, Espiche Golf Course, and Burgau Beach. Meia Praia Beach and Dona Ana Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Estrela da Luz

Estrela da Luz

Rua Manuel Augusto Alves Catarino, Lagos
4.6
of 5, from 72 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Luz, this spa apartment is within 3 mi (5 km) of Luz Beach, Burgau Beach, and Espiche Golf Course. Dona Ana Beach and Cabanas Velhas Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£354
Luz Ocean Club

Luz Ocean Club

Praia da Luz, Lagos
4.1
of 5, from 14 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Luz, this apartment is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Luz Beach and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Burgau Beach. Meia Praia Beach and Dona Ana Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£33
Orbitur Valverde Bungalows - Caravan Park

Orbitur Valverde Bungalows - Caravan Park

Estrada da Praia da Luz, Lagos
3.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Luz, this caravan park/campground is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Luz Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Meia Praia Beach and Dona Ana Beach. Burgau Beach and Barroca Pedestrian Street are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Mar da Luz Apartamentos

Mar da Luz Apartamentos

URB. PORTO DONA MARIA, LOTE 4, SITIO, LUZ - LAGOS
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Burgau, this apartment is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Burgau Beach and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Luz Beach. Cabanas Velhas Beach and Espiche Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£28
Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf

Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf

Sitio Dos Montinhos Da Luz, Lagos
3.5
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Praia da Luz, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Luz Beach and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Burgau Beach. Cabanas Velhas Beach and Espiche Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£43
Aparthotel Vila Luz

Aparthotel Vila Luz

Ponta da Gaivota - Lote 66, Lagos
4.8
of 5, from 32 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Luz, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Luz Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Burgau Beach. Dona Ana Beach and Cabanas Velhas Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£126
Oasis Beach Apartments

Oasis Beach Apartments

Beco do Largo Luz, Lagos
4.6
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Luz, this apartment is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Luz Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Meia Praia Beach and Dona Ana Beach. Burgau Beach and Lagos Living Science Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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