Meia Praia Beach

Lagos, Algarve

Meia Praia is probably the biggest icon in the city of Lagos.

Even though the name means “Half Beach”, this does not refer to its size as this wide beach stretches for about 5 kilometres to the Ria de Alvor.

Extremely accessible, it has all kinds of comfort and needs such as access for citizens with reduced mobility, surveillance during the bathing season, walkways, several car parks on all of the different beach accesses, activities and water sports, rental of sunbeds and parasols and of course, the Gaivota Branca restaurant.

The Bandeira Azul (blue flag) ensures the quality of the water and the clear sand is always clean and extends to the vegetation that remains preserved, where you can see plants such as buckwheat, beach hay and sand daffodil.

Also endowed with historical interest, behind the Apeadeira da Meia Praia, at its eastern end, you can find the Forte da Meia Praia, originally known as the São Roque forte, which was built in the 17th century to defend the bay of Lagos.

This wonder of Portugal continues to be the favorite beach of those who visit Lagos and rightfully so, continuing to present us with its natural wealth and the quality of the services available.