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Benagil Beach, Portugal

From series “10 Natural Wonders of the World”
Those who like to relax at the picturesque beaches should definitely go to Portugal. Here, they’ll find one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Benagil, that can be called a natural wonder. The beach is very close to Algarve area, it’s situated in the eponymous village. The sandy beach is primarily notable because of natural rock formations and caves.

Benagil Beach, Portugal Inside one of these caves there is a hidden beach that is a goal of many travelers. In summer, Benagi is very popular among tourists. Thanks to abundance of rocks that serve as natural breakwaters, high waves are rare here. You can comfortably relax with children. However, the beach is sure to please fans of scuba diving. The water off the coast is crystal clear, allowing you to see the beauty of the underwater world in its diversity.

The hidden beach located under an arch of a large natural cave is especially popular among romantic natures. It’s possible to get to this amazing part of the coast only by sea. It’s also worth noting that this place is popular not only among couples, but also among photographers from around the world. Everyone visiting Algarve will be able to see one of the natural wonders of the world. It’ll take less than 10 minutes by car to get to Benagil from there. Next - Waitomo Caves


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Santader Totta' located in 6.17 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Thrifty Car Rental' is located in 17 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Soares Manuel D Alexandre' in 2.78 km
Supermarket: 'Spar' in 3.07 km
Parking: 'Bikesul Lda' in 11 km
Apotheek: 'Farmácia Neves Furtado' in 4.83 km
Police station: 'GNR - Posto Territorial de Carvoeiro' in 4.98 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'LITORAL' in 0.96 km
Railway station: 'Estombar-Lagoa' in 9 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Portimao Airport PRM - in 16 km
 »  Faro Airport FAO - in 40 km
 »  Portela Airport LIS - in 197 km
 »  San Fernando Airport CTC - in 209 km
 »  Jerez Airport XRY - in 212 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Benagil Beach

Terraços de Benagil Ocean View Residence

Located in 0 km from Benagil Beach
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This unit features a living room with a Smart TV with satellite channels. It sleeps 3 extra guests in a queen size and a single bed. The master … More: photo, rates and booking
Casa Marinha

Located in 1 km from Benagil Beach
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The villa has a private pool. The beach is within walking … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartment Dulce Porches

Located in 2 km from Benagil Beach
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This holiday park offers 3 tennis courts, a restaurant, one supermarket, playground, diving and hydro-gym courses, excursions and alot more. This … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Vivenda Faria Carvoeiro

Located in 3 km from Benagil Beach
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The holiday home consists of two living areas. There is a villa on the first floor and a comfortable apartment on the ground floor. Both have their … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Rio Tinto River
132 km - Rio Tinto River
Pictures of fantastic landscapes can be made in Spain. One of the most amazing natural attractions of the country is the Rio Tinto river. Unlike many other unique natural features that had been created by very nature, the river owes its current look to active human …
Parque Nacional de Donana
181 km - Parque Nacional de Donana
In Spain there are worthy natural reserves too. Gorgeous Coto de Donana is among them. It is located in the southern part of the country and is known to ornithologists as a Paradise for Birds. It is the diversity of the feathered inhabitants that has made the reserve …
Santuario de Cristo Rei
189 km - Santuario de Cristo Rei
The Christ the King or Cristo Rei situated in Almada, Portugal, is amazing too. This sculpture of Jesus Christ has a rather unique design. The main part of the portico is 75 meters high. The statue itself is 28 meters high, so the total height of the sculpture is 103 …
Elevador de Santa Justa
191 km - Elevador de Santa Justa
One of Lisbon's landmarks is the old Elevator Elevador-de-Santa-Justa, which locals call Elevador do Carmo. This unbelievably beautiful old elevator, opened in 1901, connects one of the streets in the city district of Baixa with Largo do Carmo. The beautiful lift …
Ponte Vasco da Gama
194 km - Ponte Vasco da Gama
The longest bridge in Europe is located in Lisbon and was named to honor the excellent navigator Vasco da Gama. The length of the bridge is 17.2 km. The bridge over the Tajo River was opened in 1998 and is characterized by the incredibly harmonious shape. The bridge …
Lisbon Oceanarium
195 km - Lisbon Oceanarium
There is a magnificent aquarium in the Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon, which is also one of the largest and most visited in Europe. An arrangement of the oceanarium is very amazing. It is equipped with five large aquariums, each of which represents a collection of one of …

Top destination around Benagil Beach - Portimao


Globally popular Portimao resort is noted for assortment of restaurants of different standards. The most popular restaurants are located in Alvor district; however other resort’s districts have a lot of interesting gastronomical establishments. One of the most prestigious resrt’s restaurant id Ruccula, clients have to book the table earlier.

Its menu is based on national dishes, cooks can make fantastic delicacies with meat of young lamb and chicken. The main feature of dishes is picante sauces whose addition makes even standard garnish with fried potatoes seem to be unrepeatable. Not far from seaside there is popular restaurant Buzio, it is noted for unrepeatable festive atmosphere and refined décor.

Clients will appreciate a big number of national dishes and wealthy wine list; the pleasant addition to resting is high qualitative service. If the weather is good, clients can use big opened terrace, where they can see fantastic view of Alvor beach. The restaurant Salsa Bistro is specialized in cooking of dishes of international cookery. The restaurant’s menu is manifold, its clients can order unique duck with vegetable garnish, and sword-fish cooked with special recipe, and exciting royal shrimps with spicy sauce.
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