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Cliff trail from Praia de Porto de Mós to Praia da Luz

Cliff trail from Praia de Porto de Mós to Praia da Luz
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  • Location:
  • Algarve Region
  • Western Algarve Subregion
  • Faro District
  • Lagos Council
  • Lagos
  • Place Category: Town-trails
37.08559700, -8.68804900
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Beyond Ponta da Piedade lies the secluded beach of Porto de Mós which can be accessed by way of a footpath to the inland side of the lighthouse at Ponta da Piedade.

Although the Porto de Mós area is undergoing some development, this little beach still offers peace and seclusion to those who seek it. Antonio’s beach bar & restaurant provides an excellent view whilst dining and is also your last watering hole should you undertake the spectacular cliff walk to Praia da Luz, the neighboring county.


Port Mós is a beautiful beach. On the way you will pass the new Cascade resort, and you will have an opportunity to see a combination of nature, sea, rocks and modern structures.

Directions to Luz are not really necessary as, from behind Antonio’s Restaurant, you can simply follow the cliff top in a Westerly direction. I must point out, however, that the cliffs are subject to fairly severe and constant erosion and that the descent into Luz is a steep one; care should therefore be taken and the walk should only be undertaken in daylight hours - allow at least a minimum of two hours each way to be safe.


Once in Luz, you will find a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants and, as everywhere else on the Algarve, a warm and genuine welcoming environment!  

When in Luz, stroll down the waterfront, pop into the Church in Luz ... and if you have the time visit the Fortaleza Restaurant and see its beautiful garden setting. There is a regular bus service between Luz and Lagos (A Onda), so you can walk one way and ride back on the bus- you’ll find the bus stop in Luz close to the yellow and white church of Nossa Senhora da Luz in the center of the village.



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