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Praia da Luz, Luz
(4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Praia da Luz a centerpiece of your Luz vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Luz vacation planner.
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  • Beautiful place, calm beach, stunning sunset - definitely if you can book accommodation with a view, the moon reflecting on the sea at nighttime is truly special. There was a lovely night market both ...  more »
  • A real gem. Lovely beach, cafes and restaurants. Ideal for day trippers and those that may like to stay longer. Excellent facilities with supermarkets that provide all the essentials. A quiet place th...  more »
  • We walked into town and along the sea front... nice bar/ cafe (Kiwi), not much else was open....nice sandy beach but must get very crowded in the summer. There is a pretty church, which we were unable...  more »