It doesn’t matter if you are a sea lover or not, the beach I am going to talk about is simply breathtaking and you will definitely love it. Hidden among a few high orange cliffs, Praia do Pinhao is a small beach which seems to radiate elegance through its simplicity and naturalness.
Situated between Meia Praia and Praia Dona Ana, Praia do Pinhao is one of the most wonderful beaches in Lagos, Portugal. The narrow strip of fine sand, the clear greenish blue water and the imposing cliffs which blend together in a harmonious way, create the beautiful scenery of this beach.
It is up to you how you choose to spend your time on Praia do Pinhao, but you should know that you have the possibility to choose from a variety of pleasant activities: you can explore the cliffs that embellish the beach, you can swim, you can snorkel, you can read a good book or you can just admire the landscape.
It is very easy to get to this beach because it is close to the town and it is the second one from the string of beaches in Lagos. You have the possibility to get to the beach by boat, but if you come from downtown you should know that once you get to the top of the cliffs, you have to descend a wooden staircase in order to get to the beach.
To my mind this is the best choice because even if you have to put in some effort to descend those stairs, the image seen from the top of the cliffs is amazing.What I really like about Praia do Pinhao is how the tide slowly changes this place and it makes it look different throughout the day. The best way you can notice this change is to take a picture of the same sight in the morning and another one in the evening.
In case you visit Praia do Pinhao, you should also know that there are no shops there and that you have to bring water, food or everything else you might need with you. In my opinion Praia do Pinhao is the perfect place to relax because this small and natural beach is one of those places where you can experience a deep connection with nature.