Praia do Camilo
Praia do Camilo
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  • Leah J
    5 contributions
    One of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever visited
    Initially, I had to walk for about 30 mins from Lagos train station to Praia do Camilo but as soon as I set my eyes on the beautiful view this places offers I knew the tiresome walk was worth it. A great place for photos! Not only is it great for hiking but the view is a one in a lifetime experience. Defo would recommend if you’re in the Algarve.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 20, 2023
  • Jessie
    5 contributions
    Morning visit to Praia Do Camilo.
    Family of 4, children aged 7 & 11. Beautiful beach. Their board walk set up really is great. Number of steps down to the beach which was life guarded. Got very crowded very quickly but given the size of the beach not surprising but didn’t ruin it for us either. Free parking in a large car park a few minute walk away. This got full by 11am. Tunnel through to another cove as well which was novel. Stunning clear sea and white sand.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Jordan
    West Sussex, United Kingdom467 contributions
    Gorgeous cove, can get busy!
    Beautiful little cove, it can get busy and when the tide comes in, space can be limited. Water is clear however seaweed is in the water and being the Pacific Ocean, the water is refreshingly cold, but manageable. Parking can be quite difficult, make sure you get there early and check the tide times!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
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JRM
Penetanguishene, Canada102 contributions
Aug 2022
One of the most physically beautiful settings one can hope to see. Neither photos nor even videos can do it justice. It is a small slice of paradise. Unfortunately, like any destination near to perfection, it finds itself overwhelmed by tourists. We visited in mid-August: parking was a headache, it was wall to wall sunbathers and people were pushed right up against each other on what is, after all, a very small stretch of beach. A few tips: one, arrive either very early or content yourself with an end of the day visit; two, bring a cooler bag with water and sandwiches (there is only a small snack bar with a few items and the hilltop restaurant is crowded and expensive); and three, if you bring an umbrella make it a small one or you may find yourself in a dispute with your beach neighbor who, understandably, does not want her space crowded or the rays of the sun blocked out on her patch of sand. A gem, but definitely not a hidden one.
Written August 25, 2022
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Julie C
Sintra, Portugal11 contributions
Apr 2022
This place is gorgeous and I"m so glad we got the chance to visit it, especially when it was virtually empty!
We went on a Monday morning during April and the place was nearly deserted. Our Uber driver told us that it typcially is very crowded, so we picked a good day to go. By the time we left, around 11am or so, it was already starting to get more crowded.
There were 163 steps to get down to the beach, so keep in mind you need to climb those back up to get out!
Parking seems like it would be a pain in the butt because it's so popular.
A must see!
Written May 22, 2022
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vinisch
Barcelona, Spain2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Don't fool yourself thinking that this is just a crowded beach surrounded by rocks. Take your time to explore the surroundings. We had just a big inflatable, but it was enough to get a bit further and check the beach from the sea. Some small caves in between the sand areas make it breathtaking. The kids could explore the caves and go on small adventures around it. Really amazing scenario
Written August 7, 2021
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yllop1101
Bristol, UK94 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Gorgeous beach, down 200 steps.
We arrived at about 9.30am and got a good spot near the lifeguard hut at the back. The sun soon was on us, and we avoided being surrounded by people.
The coves and beach through the tunnel are beautiful to explore at low tide.
Written September 13, 2020
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Reb
Ipswich, UK31 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This beach is gorgeous, we’ve visited many times before. We arrived early and the beach was reasonably empty. As the day progressed more & more people arrived. People walking over your blanket, other peoples feet on your face, unable to walk to the sea for fear of standing on someone. No social distancing at all. We had to leave just after lunch as yet another family descended into our space. I think for small beaches like these there needs to be a limit on how many people are on it.
Written August 26, 2020
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 contributions
Apr 2021
One of the most beautiful beaches I visited in the Algarve, definetly a must! However in the summer I heard it gets extremely crowded so that it is not possible to find any space to put the towel (the beach is not very long). I went in April after Portugal opened up from lockdown so it was not so full, on the contrary. It has a good location between Dona Ana and Ponta da Piedade, two oter amazing spots. The stairs are very long but it is worth it and it was not so tiring to go back up.
Written May 1, 2021
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Rob D2
17 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lots of steps down to an absolutely packed beach, where people had made little spaces between tons of stinky seaweed.
Not really worth the bother - there are tons of better beaches within 10 miles.

Save yourself the bother and go at sunset and look down on the rock formations here, don’t bother going down to the beach
Written August 22, 2023
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CultureTrip
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
We arrived in Lagos knowing little about it, and were utterly blown away.
It’s hard to believe that all this beauty was so close to the town.
This was the favourite of our beaches. Tranquil, and spectacular.

We also recommend the kayaking tours that you can organise in town.
Written December 10, 2022
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gowrie12
Cardiff, UK21 contributions
Jul 2022
Quite a small beach, which is reached by a lot of steps, so not suitable for people with mobility problems. Also it is advisable to check the tide times as the water comes in and covers most of the beach at high tide, so there is very little space left to sit on the sand. There is a small beach bar which stocks limited drinks which are quite expensive. However it is a lovely place to swim with clear water. Depending on wind conditions you may get a lot of seaweed drifting in.
Written July 14, 2022
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,856 contributions
Jun 2021
This is one of the most famous beaches in Algarve, that's why it is extremely massive and crowded. Also, the sand and the water is full of algae most of the times.
There are way better beaches in Algarve where you get to be alone and enjoy.
Written July 14, 2021
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Praia do Camilo - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)