Praia da Luz

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Praia da Luz

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.

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.

Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf
Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf
4 out of 5
Sitio Dos Montinhos Da Luz, Praia da Luz, Lagos, 8601 926
The price is £86 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Lagos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (108 reviews)
"The view we had was STUNNING! The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the fresh bread every morning was such a treat! The parking situation was not great, as it was a bit of a trek each way to our room from the car."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2022

Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf
Hotel Belavista da Luz
Hotel Belavista da Luz
4 out of 5
Praia Da Luz, Algarve, Lagos, 8600-174
The price is £101 per night from 28 Jun to 29 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Lagos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (450 reviews)
"Loved it"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2022

Hotel Belavista da Luz
Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
5 out of 5
Quinta da Boavista, Sitio da Atalaia, Lagos, Faro, 8601906
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Lagos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (276 reviews)
"Fabulous clean well equipped house"

Reviewed on 21 May 2022

Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf
Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf
4 out of 5
Sitio Dos Montinhos Da Luz, Praia da Luz, Lagos, 8601 926
The price is £86 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Lagos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (108 reviews)
"The view we had was STUNNING! The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the fresh bread every morning was such a treat! The parking situation was not great, as it was a bit of a trek each way to our room from the car."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2022

Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf
Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
5 out of 5
Quinta da Boavista, Sitio da Atalaia, Lagos, Faro, 8601906
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Lagos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (276 reviews)
"Fabulous clean well equipped house"

Reviewed on 21 May 2022

Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
Parque de Campismo Orbitur Valverde
Parque de Campismo Orbitur Valverde
4 out of 5
Estrada da Praia da Luz, Lagos, Faro, 8600-148
The price is £99 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 4-star campsite in Lagos. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and on-site parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall value in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (30 reviews)
Great Value
"Accommodations were clean and sufficient in size for my husband and I. The location was quiet and conveniently located between towns. The staff was friendly and helpful. The bed was firm. This is great if you are looking for simple accommodations at a great price! Overall, we were pleased."

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2019

Parque de Campismo Orbitur Valverde
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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