10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Praia da Marinha

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Portugal has hundreds of beaches spread across the country. In fact, there are more than 60 in the Algarve region alone. So why should you decide to visit Praia da Marinha, you ask? For starters, it is one of the most iconic beaches in the entire country. It has been named among the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe by Michelin Guide. Praia da Marinha is THE beach which can be found on most postcards advertising Portuguese beaches. 

It is not only beloved because of the vertical walls, spectacular cliffs and myriad of caves, but also because of its crystal-clear waters. The Portuguese Ministry of Environment awarded it with a “Golden Beach” distinction, according to Wikipedia. But if all these reasons are not enough to convince you to visit Praia da Marinha, then I’ll let the photos speak for themselves:

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Visit Praia da Marinha, Portugal

Practical Info

  • Praia da Marinha is located in the Lagoa Municipality, a 40-minute drive away from Lagos and 3.5 kilometers’ distance from Benagil. Unfortunately you can’t reach it by public transport. But if you made it all the way to Benagil, you can basically walking over to Praia da Marinha.
  • Although the beach is practically a must-see according to every and any travel guide about Algarve, it is not at all crowded. This is probably due to the fact that it can only be reached by car.
  • After you’ve parked your car, you can access the beach via a set of stairs. A restaurant with toilets can be found right on the beach. You can enjoy drinks there and from what I’ve heard the food is actually pretty good, although a bit overpriced.
  • Once you’ve enjoyed a bit of beach time, put on some proper shoes and delve into the rocky side of Praia da Marinha. Wander around the rocky paths, so you can see the “Azure Window” of Portugal pictured above. The western part of the beach is actually the highlight of the entire experience, so don’t miss it. And make sure you watch your step so you don’t injure yourself on the rocks.
  • Before you leave, take a last look of the beach from above. Some of the best views of Praia da Marinha can be seen from right next to the parking lot. Breathe it all in before you embark on your next adventure.

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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Praia da Marinha

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