Praia da Luz Beach

The beachfront at Praia da Luz has a lovely pedestrian walkway and the beach itself is a crescent of fine white sand and holder of a Blue Flag. At the eastern tip of the beach there is a black rock cliff – the pathways to the summit are very popular with more energetic holiday makers. At the western tip of the beach you can find plenty of rock pools at low tide. There is a good selection of water sports available during the summer months including pedalos and banana boats.

Access onto the beach is very direct, but in high season parking can be a problem, so you may have to park a little further away from the beach and walk down the narrow streets to the seafront. There are several beach restaurants and snack-bars to choose from right on the beach and some small shops selling souvenirs, newspapers, beach gear and some local hand crafts.

Praia da Luz is a very popular beach with families. The sea is usually quite calm here and the atmosphere is laid back and relaxed.