Faro District, Portugal

Praia dos Caneiros

Praia dos Caneiros is a picturesque beach located in the vicinity of the town of Ferragudo, in the municipality of Lagoa, approximately 3 kilometers away. It is nestled in the Algarve region, south of the town. The beach is renowned for its tranquil atmosphere, offering a serene retreat away from the hustle and bustle. The natural beauty of Praia dos Caneiros is characterized by its fine, golden sand, and the calm sea with small, non-threatening waves. The water is of good quality, making it ideal for aquatic activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The beach is bordered by high cliffs, with a notable decrease in height near the entrance. It extends roughly 200 meters, and features an impressive cave. One of the striking features of the beach is a large, isolated rock known as Leixão da Gaivota, which is an environmentally protected area and serves as a habitat for numerous seabirds. Another iconic landmark visible from the beach is the Ponta do Altar lighthouse. However, it is not open for public visits. Praia dos Caneiros provides a range of amenities for visitors. These include sunbeds with shade and towels available for rent, changing rooms, restrooms, and showers. For safety, lifeguards are present on the beach. Additionally, there is a restaurant and bar on the beach, offering fresh seafood and organizing beach parties during the summer season. The beach can get crowded, particularly in the summer, attracting families in the morning and younger crowds in the afternoon. Despite its popularity, Praia dos Caneiros manages to maintain a peaceful ambiance, offering a quiet escape compared to other regional beaches. Reaching Praia dos Caneiros is most convenient by car. A small car park is available adjacent to the beach, offering free parking. However, it can get busy, so an early arrival is recommended. There is also an option to reach the beach via a scenic hiking trail. The beach is recognized with an EEC Blue Flag certification, indicating high standards of cleanliness and safety. Small craft hire for exploring the surrounding areas, including the cliffs and caves, is also available.

What to do at Praia dos Caneiros?


Praia dos Caneiros amenities include parking, toilet, shower and loungers.


You can enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the bars situated on the beach.


Best restaurants near Praia dos Caneiros include Restaurante Pintadinho, Edds Beach, Rei das Praias, O Molhe and Restaurante Almeida (Portimão).

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight the beauty of the beach, with its soft golden sand, clear ocean, and beautiful rocks and cliffs. They appreciate the cleanliness, the facilities such as changing rooms, showers, and free parking, and the less crowded environment compared to other beaches. However, some visitors complain about the difficulty in finding parking due to the beach's popularity and the restrictions at the restaurant's terrace.

Where is Praia dos Caneiros?

Latitude: 37.1049628 / Longitude: -8.5138454

Praia dos Caneiros is located in Faro District. The following map of Praia dos Caneiros shows the exact location.

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