Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse

Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse

Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse
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  • paulamY4810AO
    Province of Malaga, Spain19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Coastal path from Porto De Mos to Lighthouse spectacular views .
    We walked the coastal path from Campimar Restaurant on the Porto De Mos Beach be careful as this path is extremely exposed im places and very steep and slippy . Fantastic scenery on the cliffs and sea great viewpoints along to the lighthouse . You can go down the steps to the grotto Caves well worth a look then we walked back along the roads to Porto De Mos although there’s a car park so you could drive to the lighthouse great to watch the sunset !! Probably about a 6km round trip fabulous for an evening walk .
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • BigJeff L
    739 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picture Perfect
    This is unmissible. This lighthouse is perched on the most fabulous piece of coastline, just stunning to behold. We could not actuall go into the lighthouse but you can get up to the gates. The panoramic views are just to die for, and you can easily walk around stfely on the boarding that they have placed for just that purpose. There are several specific viewing areas to really take it all in and a number of information boards which explain the area. On the road leading up you will find about a dozen of tourist type stalls selling a multitude of items. There is also a cafe with toilets - a welcome break. Do not miss the many species of beautiful wild flowers spread about and there are also a couple of interesting roadside shrines.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2024
  • lindamonika
    Seattle, Washington88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pinta da Piedade
    The views are amazing, definitely with the visit. The area has designated walking pads which makes it accesible and easy to enjoy for everyone regardless your physical condition, additionally this wooden pads protect the natural flora and fauna from visitors. The light house was closed and we could not get in, however the best part of the area are the cliffs, the rocky formations and the sea. Beautiful and well kept natural area to visit without any charges. Thank you Portugal!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 22, 2024
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Eleinthegarden
Guildford, UK32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Having driven to the lighthouse on several occasions & loved looking at it, from the outside only, we thought we’d walk from it into Lagos. Since neither of us is very good with heights we decided not to follow the very edge of the coast, but to keep the sea in sight & find various dirt tracks heading inland. Unfortunately there seem to be no helpful signposts or clear pathways & so we ended up having to pick our way through convenient ‘gaps’ in several fences, avoiding a startled dog & looking down at the beautiful beaches & grottoes whenever possible. Sadly, an enormous amount of rubbish has been left around the place & we came away feeling somewhat underwhelmed. We probably won’t attempt this again!
Written October 17, 2020
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Human Centered D
Herbsleben, Germany21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
F*ING tourist leave the official foot path to get pictures. They destroy this wild life reserve and disturb the birds that nest there. If you like to see how Instagram destroys nature then you have come to the right place!
Written November 13, 2021
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lindamonika
Seattle, WA88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The views are amazing, definitely with the visit. The area has designated walking pads which makes it accesible and easy to enjoy for everyone regardless your physical condition, additionally this wooden pads protect the natural flora and fauna from visitors. The light house was closed and we could not get in, however the best part of the area are the cliffs, the rocky formations and the sea. Beautiful and well kept natural area to visit without any charges. Thank you Portugal!
Written May 22, 2024
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Gitte T
Hornbaek, Denmark39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Interesting place . Very Good place for disabled people in wheelchair, because the have made a walking system alsofor wheelchair.
Written October 15, 2019
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AnaPana
Belgrade, Serbia96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Fantastic place, it looks like from other world. Go there and watch sunset and you won't be disappointed! But, carry some sweater or jacket with you because of strong wind.
Written August 6, 2014
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sunflower983
Sofia, Bulgaria249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
As many before me had said- it is a breathtaking view worth seeing. Although there are a lot of people taking pictures, you still need to go and feel how tiny all the people are, compared to nature.
Written October 25, 2019
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Cherry_Wonderdog
New England4,689 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Ridiculously simple and uninspiring lighthouse at the end of a long road which, if you decide to walk there, will make you wonder what the hoopla is all about. What's special is Ponta da Piedade, but the lighthouse is a complete dud. Furthermore, it's not even accessible. So what's the point? Cherry Wonderdog has to wonder.
Written July 21, 2019
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Mischief303
Montreal, Canada45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
One moment after another of being left speechless by all the beauty this area has to offer... You can walk it on boardwalks or easier trails, or you can go for the more challenging paths and get even better views. We loved it so much we returned and did it again a couple of days later. A must-see while in the south of Portugal.
Written August 12, 2018
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Gautam
Gold Coast, Australia116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Beautiful place, must visit. We actually came here twice. The views are stunning.

We also took a boat and explored the area from the water which was also an amazing experience.

Not to me missed under any circumstances.
Written July 6, 2018
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Travelbites
Oregon1,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
I enjoyed a leisurely walk to Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse. Most people took a cab, drove or used a water taxi. But the walk isn't too far and on safe, flat surfaces.

The light house itself is closed and not open to the public. It seems to be some sort of police station or military base, but the cliffs next to and immediately around are breathtaking.

It's a quick walk down and not much to do down there except rent a water taxi to drive you around and into the water caves. They require at least two passengers or you'll pay double for a single person.

Don't miss the amazing murals under the bridge on the walk out. Lagos has some amazing artists running around and painting abandoned buildings.

I went after 2:30pm and it was packed. I met a couple of English tourists and said that the early am was the best time to visit. They recommended 7 or 8am.
Written April 15, 2017
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