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Praia da Luz, Luz

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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. 
    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
    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 »
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  • Less touristy, possibly for more mature travellers or those looking for a more quieter experience. The sandy beach stretch had some nice bars and restaurant. The sea water had a lot of seaweed, unlike a few other beaches.
  • Beautiful beach. Clean and some water activities are possible.

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