Praia do Camilo – General information
To get to this beach, you have to descend a long stairs. This makes the beach difficult to access for elderly people or less mobile people. However, once you arrive downstairs, you will see the true beauty of this beach. Praia do Camilo actually consists of two beaches, that are connected through an artificial tunnel.
From the top of the cliffs, you have a great view over the beach and the bay of Lagos. Notice that some of the rocks have peculiar shapes.
The sea here is exceptionally clean. The water has a nice colour and is almost transparent. This makes Praia do Camilo also a great beach for snorkeling. You will be able to see several fishes when snorkeling. The sea is calm and the water is not too cold.
Praia do Camilo is relatively small. Especially in the summer it can get very crowded on this beach. Make sure to visit this beach during low tide, otherwise there might be a lack of space.
How to get there
Praia do Camilo is around a 30 minute walk from the centre of Lagos. It is located near the Ponte da Piedade. You can enter the following address in your GPS to get there: Praia do Camilo, 8600 Lagos, Portugal.
Praia do Camilo – Facilities
On top of the cliffs there is the restaurant O Camilo, which gave the beach its name. The restaurant is quite popular among locals and serves many fresh local dishes. From the restaurant you have a great panoramic view. Other than that, there are few facilities near the beach. It is recommended to bring your own food and drinks. Furthermore, the beach is not accessible by wheelchair.
Facilities in Praia do Camilo:
• Restaurant: yes
• Bar/club: no
• Toilet: yes
• Shower: no
• Water sports: no
• Sunbeds: no
• Parking: yes, near the restauraunt, but limited
• Lifeguards: no
• Blue flag beach: yes