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Praia da Luz

Luz, Algarve

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The popular sandy beach of Praia da Luz is very well developed for tourists and you can both relax and have fun in the water. Compared with the west coast of the Algarve, the Atlantic water is much calmer here and the beach slopes very gently into it. This makes Praia da Luz an attractive destination for families. Lifeguards take care of safety on the beach and there are numerous shops, restaurants and cafés lined up along the promenade. The striking rock face on the eastern side of the beach creates a fantastic natural backdrop. Although the holiday resort is strongly geared towards tourism, Praia da Luz has an intimate and tranquil ambience.

Praia da Luz - Large holiday resort with feel-good atmosphere

It's thanks to this beach's position in the holiday resort of Luz that there is so much going on here in summer. At this time of year, guests at the numerous holiday apartments and hotels flock to the water to relax in the sun and cool off in the sea.

The popular sandy beach, Praia da Luz, is located in the south-western part of the Algarve, just eight kilometres away from Lagos. If you're not staying in the resort itself, you can easily get to the bay by car. Signs marked "Praia" point the way through the maze of streets in the resort. Right next to the beach there is a small car park where you can park for a fee.

The Atlantic shows its more peaceful side on this beach and the soft sand slopes gently into the water. This is why Praia da Luz is particularly popular with families. On the whole, though, the crowd is extremely mixed - lots of young and older couples mingle in the hustle and bustle between the colourful beach umbrellas.

The imposing rock face on the eastern side has a large impact on the scenery. It includes the striking promontory, Rocha Negra, which projects into the sea, and due to its dark, almost black stone, it is the landmark of the beach. In the west the light sand blends into a low, craggy rock plateau. You can spread out your towel here and cool off in the water, and you can also go hunting for marine fossils in the rocks.

A palm-lined promenade runs right behind the beach. There you will find lots of small restaurants and cafés, and occasionally little stands where you can by handcrafted items, jewellery and clothes. In the western part of the beach the promenade leads right past the ruins of an old fort, which you can visit.

With lifeguards keeping an eye on safety, showers and toilets the facilities on this beach leave little to be desired. A water sports operator guarantees action on the water. Here you can hire kayaks or head out for a sofa ride, amongst other things.

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Praia da Luz is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 4/10 points
Place 76 of 107
This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 8/10 points
Place 32 of 107
The beach is well-equipped, is easy to get to and is safe - an ideal beach for families.
Water sports: 6/10 points
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Wind and waves are ok here and therefore the beach is popular with water-sports enthusisasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
7/10
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6/10
Beauty
4/10
Romance
4/10
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Banana boat, Sport boat, Boat, Stand-up paddling, Canoe, Sailing, Paddleboat, Catamaran, Dolphin Watching, Jetski, Boat Trips, Sofa
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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Endless Summer

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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Beach Hut Watersports
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Stand-up paddling, Sailing, Jetski, Wind surfing, Canoe, Paddleboat, Wakeboarding, Water skiing, Couch, sport_angebot_val.Glassbottom Boat

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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • Endless Summer
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

  • Beach Hut Watersports
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    Offer:
    Stand-up paddling, Sailing, Jetski, Wind surfing, Canoe, Paddleboat, Wakeboarding, Water skiing, Couch, sport_angebot_val.Glassbottom Boat

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geo coordinates: 37.087135, -8.726188
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