I had read that this was one of the best beaches in the world! And it didn’t dissapoint. The place looks just like the beautiful images I saw on google images! I was staying in Lagos, and I took a train to the Estombar-Lagoa station. A 26 minute ride for 2.45 EU. (Quick note/tip: when you get off at this station it is totally deserted! I was a bit apprehensive, and thought “how do I buy a ticket to get back???” But laughed about it later when I figured out I can buy a ticket on the train. Also, there are no taxis there, so be prepared to Uber). Once I got to the beach, it made that odd train experience all worth it! It’s a gorgeous beach! Very picturesque, with its cliffs and rock formations. There are hiking trails (level:easy) around it. You can get some great views and pics from above. There’s a bit of a hike (via paved stairs) to get down to the beach. There’s also a small cafe for drinks and snacks. And a restroom (could be cleaner, but at least there is one). The beach is clean and so is the water (although chilly, like all Portugal beaches). The weather was great in late August. You can climb or swim closer to the arches in my pictures. I swam (I’m an experienced swimmer though). The tide does start to come in late afternoon, so try to get a spot farther from the shore, else you’ll be picking up all your stuff and moving several times (was funny to watch everyone scramble to move though). I had a great day at this beach and was sad to have to leave!
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