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Praia de Benagil

Cm1154, Lagoa 8400, Portugal
+351 969 617 828
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat tour” (36 reviews)
“sea caves” (13 reviews)
“short swim” (6 reviews)
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Cm1154, Lagoa 8400, Portugal
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"boat tour"
in 36 reviews
"sea caves"
in 13 reviews
"short swim"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 20 reviews
"easy swim"
in 3 reviews
"rent a kayak"
in 4 reviews
"the cliff"
in 15 reviews
"small beach"
in 10 reviews
"small snack bar"
in 3 reviews
"low season"
in 5 reviews
"parking place"
in 3 reviews
"high cliffs"
in 4 reviews
"algarve coast"
in 5 reviews
"big waves"
in 3 reviews
"amazing caves"
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"worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
"life jackets"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently swam to the Benagil Cave (March 28th, 2018) and it was glorious and fun! I read through this and other forums beforehand, and realized that swimming to the cave in March might be tricky, especially due to the water temperature, even though it...More

1  Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So beautiful place to visit and walk around. You can take a boat too if you want to visit the caves. Take good shoes with!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice boat trip of 30 minutes with visits of some caves. Very nice experience. Boat trip is suitable for your kids

Thank jefkette
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Partner and I visited in July. The beach itself is small and rather crowded but the cave is the main attraction. The cave is about a 150 meter swim from the beach , i attempted it but got into difficulty and came back, rented...More

3  Thank Gavin M
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Bring an inflatable swim aid if you want to swim to the cave. Go early in the morning...before 10.am. and beat the crowd. There was one other couple there when we arrived. It’s truly one of the most beautiful caves you will EVER visit. The...More

1  Thank David F
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The entire coastline in the Algarve is fabulous but what makes Benagil special is the boat ride through the caves

1  Thank Singhs_global
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The Benagil Caves are must see, it’s the image of the caves that The Algarve Tourism uses as OMD of their images, many people here talk about swimming Just left of the Benagil beach, this is s wrong message to put on here, use an...More

1  Thank rjtrip
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped by as booked the tour for caves, surprisingly find out a nice quite place. Highly recommended for walking or jogging

Thank Jessica L
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The small beach of benagil is beatifull because Its location between the rocks. The best way to enjoy the scenery is by foot or take a boat there, there is one just at the beach. There is a smell drink-stand. Perfect for a small amount...More

Thank Bram D
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Please read this before you swim inside the cave! At the entrace of the beach there is a big table which shows you if its safe to swim inside the cave or not. Unfortunately we didnt see this... Me and my boyfriend decided to swim...More

7  Thank Zsanett B
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14 April 2018|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
I swam to the cave, did not rent a kayak, but there is a place to rent kayaks right at Benagil Beach. I believe it is around 20 euros for two hours. I used a standard travel camera (Fuji x20) but I have a waterproof bag to... More
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mishan264
23 March 2018|
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Response from catsinthebelfry | Reviewed this property |
No need to plan this in advance. When you are in Lagos you will easily find boat tours that go to the cave! it’s the main tourist attraction there. Have fun. There are at least 6 tour boat companies here on Tripadvisor... More
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Ela B
6 September 2017|
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Response from PepiRM | Reviewed this property |
Try to book online because it is overbooked for the same day if you arrive at the beach after 12..... swimming is 15 mins at most but beware chill ocean water.
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