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Praia da Luz, Luz

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Beach · Nature / Park
To see dolphins playing in the surf, head to Praia da Luz. Known locally as the Beach of Light, this sheltered stretch of fine sand features rugged volcanic cliffs to the east and a series of rock pools to the west. Nearby, you can stroll down a shady promenade offering a welcome break from the sun and easy access to the area's finest bars, restaurants, and shops. For something a little different, walk along the coast to other popular beaches, known for their rocky outcrops and secluded coves. Just a short drive from here, you can also visit Lagos, a small town noted for its medieval walls and richly decorated churches. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Luz holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Praia da Luz and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Too packed in summer, main advantage is the access to watersports pedalos etc. Impossible to park nearby in summer. Much nicer beaches nearby eg burgau, cabanhas velhas, boca rio.  more »
  • Such a lovely, sandy beach with beautiful views and impressive cliffs! Could easily spend a whole day of your holiday here as there are plenty of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants in the surrounding....  more »
  • AMAZING SURFING SPOT! The beach is both rocky and sandy, and with fast winds and big waves, it is definitely perfect for surfers. If you visit, you will be able to see them riding waves all day. This gives the beach a relaxing and quiet atmosphere.
  • Huge beach and hardly enyone there on my run at sun rise.

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