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Praia de Benagil

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Estrada de Benagil, Lagoa 8400-427, Portugal
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This is MUST visit when in Algarve! The beach has great sand and when it is not to much waves it is a perfect place to snorkel.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seth R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Benagil beach is the right place to hire a boat for make the sightseeing of the impressive caves from Carvoeiro to Marinha beach, including amazing Benagil cave. That is Why Benagil beach is so crowded and noise and even dirty. Being not so large is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 833tatiana2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We parked at the car park at the top of the hill and walked down to look at the beach where the boat trips to the caves leave from. There is a walkway around the coast onto another beach which was beautiful. As it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ann H
Reviewed December 10, 2018

A truly spectacular beach cove on the Algarve, with bar and parking, need to go early or during the week offseason as it can get busy.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GriffCloud
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We went to see the benagil caves from above and also saw the stunning Benagil beach! Even though it was Mid October you could see people swimming and doing paddle surf! A must visit when you’re in the area!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TeneSommer
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Stunning area and beautiful beaches. Swimming to caves is safe and doable. Beautiful coastal walks that go on forever. Highly recommend, out of peak season if possible.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I like to explore new places my own way so found my way to Benagil by local buses, but found options on the beach to be limited. Kayaks & SUPs were available from 2 (I think it was probably 1) providers so prices were high...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank keecho60
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking views of the coast!! A boardwalk to view all directions and nearby restaurants and viewing points!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank donnacJ5369BW
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Caves were beautiful. We did the 30 mins boat trip which consisted of 8 caves or so. We got two boats as there was 18 of us. It was great fun. We took a taxi there and back which probably isn’t as money value if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 1990sf
Reviewed October 28, 2018

On Portugal's coast lies some one of the most unique cave formations that has become rapidly more popular over the last decade as images of the Benagil Caves have made their way to numerous top destination lists. After a quick karaoke filled road trip down...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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April 13, 2018|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
I swam to the cave, did not rent a kayak, but there is a place to rent kayaks right at Benagil Beach. I believe it is around 20 euros for two hours. I used a standard travel camera (Fuji x20) but I have a waterproof bag to... More
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
Eva Transportes (there is online schedules) provides bus service between Lagos and Lagoa (around 4 euros) where you can connect with another Eva bus to Benagil. To make the timing of it work, for a day trip, take Eva... More
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September 6, 2017|
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Response from PepiRM | Reviewed this property |
Try to book online because it is overbooked for the same day if you arrive at the beach after 12..... swimming is 15 mins at most but beware chill ocean water.
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Madison, Wisconsin
Praia da Marinha and Praia de Benagil caves (7 Replies)
Hi, I am wondering if there is a boat tour that will take you to caves at both Praia da Marinha and Praia de Benagil on the same tour? I did find a separate tours for each beach but wasn’t able to find a combined tour. Also, is there a way to see any of these caves without paying for boat tour? Thank you.
May 22, 2017|
Response fromcubsur|
"Also, is there a way to see any of these caves without paying for boat tour?" None I know of, unless you have a boat of your own.
Wales, UK
Are deck chairs and umbrellas available in October? (2 Replies)
Trying to decide where to go tomorrow Does anyone know if there are chairs available at Praia do vale de centaines OR Praia de benagil? We went to praia da marinhar today which was lovely but struggled with my back as there was only the sand to sit on.. Also are there toilets? Thanks :)
October 01, 2012|
Response fromcubsur|
The beach season came to an end this weekend just past in many resorts. I don't know about those two places in particular, but I think you will struggle. The sunbeds etc were still out today on Albufeira's main beach and there were plenty of people enjoying a nice sunny day.
Toronto, Canada
Where to stay with limited time (4 Replies)
Hi everyone, A newbie to this forum. My first time to Portugal, and I am a solo traveler. I making my way into Algarve from Seville. I won't have a rental car, will need to rely on public transit. I have 3 days in Algarve. Here is what I want to cover, Carvoeiro - Praia de Benagil, Ponta da Piedade in lagos, sagres, Tavira (potentially). Where is the best (central and well connected by transport) to stay? Lagos or elsewhere?
July 27, 2015|
Response fromfthw|
Lagos would be the best. From there you can take public transportation. But Tavira is way out to the East. If you want to see Tavira you spend two days in Lagos (take boat trips out to Praia de Benagil and Ponte da Piedade). On the 3rd day head for Tavira and stay there one night before you head for Seville.