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Praia da LuzPortugal

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.

Where to stay in Praia da Luz

Top hotels in Praia da Luz

Luz Ocean Club
Luz Ocean Club
4 out of 5
Rua José Ribeiro Lopes, Lot 2, Praia da Luz, Lagos, Faro
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This family-friendly Lagos aparthotel is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Luz Beach and Porto de Mos Beach. Espiche Golf Course is 3.1 mi (5 km) ...

4/5Very Good! (26 reviews)
Great holiday.

"Absolutely loved the apartment. Very close proximity to the beach and loads of restaurants in the area. Didn't use the resort facilities (pools etc.) as prefer the beach. All in all a fantastic area to stay in. Small complaint was I was not expecting a extra cost of 99 euros for cleaning, housekeeping ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Luz Ocean Club
Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
5 out of 5
Quinta da Boavista, Sitio da Atalaia, Lagos, Faro
The price is £51 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec

Located in Atalaia, this luxury aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Luz Beach, Meia Praia Beach and Lagos Marina. Porto de Mos Beach and Batata Beach are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (251 reviews)

"Friendly Staff!"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
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
The price is £53 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Situated in Lagos, this golf aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Luz Beach, Burgau Beach and Praia dos Rebolos. Cabanas Velhas Beach and Espiche Golf Course ...

3.9/5Good! (103 reviews)

"The property has amazing views of the sea. It’s a 20 minute walk to Luz. You definitely need a car if you want to go anywhere. The breakfast was disappointing for 4 star rated property. The service wasn’t good. I waited 1/2 hour for a plate of scrambled eggs and ended up leaving to meet my next charter. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Praia da Luz

Luz Ocean Club
Luz Ocean Club
4 out of 5
Rua José Ribeiro Lopes, Lot 2, Praia da Luz, Lagos, Faro

This family-friendly Lagos aparthotel is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Luz Beach and Porto de Mos Beach. Espiche Golf Course is 3.1 mi (5 km) ...

4/5Very Good! (26 reviews)
Great holiday.

"Absolutely loved the apartment. Very close proximity to the beach and loads of restaurants in the area. Didn't use the resort facilities (pools etc.) as prefer the beach. All in all a fantastic area to stay in. Small complaint was I was not expecting a extra cost of 99 euros for cleaning, housekeeping ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Luz Ocean Club
Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
5 out of 5
Quinta da Boavista, Sitio da Atalaia, Lagos, Faro
The price is £51 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec

Located in Atalaia, this luxury aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Luz Beach, Meia Praia Beach and Lagos Marina. Porto de Mos Beach and Batata Beach are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (251 reviews)

"Friendly Staff!"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

Boavista Golf & Spa - Bela Colina Village
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
The price is £53 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

Situated in Lagos, this golf aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Luz Beach, Burgau Beach and Praia dos Rebolos. Cabanas Velhas Beach and Espiche Golf Course ...

3.9/5Good! (103 reviews)

"The property has amazing views of the sea. It’s a 20 minute walk to Luz. You definitely need a car if you want to go anywhere. The breakfast was disappointing for 4 star rated property. The service wasn’t good. I waited 1/2 hour for a plate of scrambled eggs and ended up leaving to meet my next charter. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Belver Porto Dona Maria Resort & Golf
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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