While staying at the Romantik Hotel Vivenda Miranda overlooking the beach of Praia do Mos in Lagos, I gazed at this stunning beach many times. I don't know how many photos I took of it.
This is a long beach with golden sand, sparkling waters, and a couple of good Portuguese restaurants. During the Summer it is lively but not too overcrowded.
At high tide, the beach may be less wide. Your hotel staff at the main desk will give you the low and high tides for your beach.
People walk the cliffs and even traverse them down to the beach. I chose to go the long way around especially since lately you hear of rock slides in the area!
The tranquil feel of this beach is a reward in itself.
The area of Lagos and western Algarve is less developed as far as huge resorts and high rises. It is beautiful and in many spots untamed and one of my favorite areas of Portugal.
Look up info on the Lagos area in Portugal guides or on www.portugal.com or www.logosportugal.com
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Boulders and Beaches
Many of the cliffs along the Lagos shore in the western Algarve have dramatic cliff walks where you (carefully) trek along the path. The views are spectacular. The birds fly high in the blue skies, the fishing boats ply the waters, and the air is clear and clean. I felt invigorated when I walked along one path above a huge cliff. I watched the fishermen and the pleasure boaters. That typical azure Portuguese sky above the turquoise waters was a stunning sight.
The western Algarve with its rugged cliffs and rocky paths is a favorite Portuguese region of mine that I have visited a few times.
The weather is ideal, the restaurants serve delicious traditional Portuguese meals ( especially sea food), and the beaches are ideal.
Try this area of Portugal.