Praia da Batata is Lagos' official town beach, located just a short walk from the city's central tourist area along the southern end of the city's Avenida dos Descobrimentos. The beach is a popular family-friendly spot due to its calm, protected waters, which see almost no waves from the nearby Atlantic Ocean due to its east-facing position and large headlands. Lifeguards are staffed on duty during the summer months, when activities such as kayaking and paddleboarding are very popular with tourists. Nearby, the 17th-century Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira makes for imposing scenery, while steep cliffs frame the beach's southern end. Many restaurants, bars, and shops are located within walking distance within Lagos' city center.
Praia da Batata, 8600-513 Lagos, Portugal
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