Benagil is one of the few remaining small villages which would once have typified the Algarve coast; situated on the cliff tops either side of a small ravine which leads to its beautiful beach. It retains its village status with a twice daily bus service to Lagoa, therefore a hire car is recommended.
It is an idyllic place to start exploring the unspoilt coastline with its beautiful cliff top walks and is well away from the larger holiday resorts. Therefore, if you are seeking a quieter location with a touch of old Portugal, then Benagil is the location for you.
The world famous Benagil Sea Caves are only a short boat trip from the sheltered beach. Also SUP boards can be hired in the village.
There is a beach cafe which serves snacks, drinks and ice creams. Also there are toilet and shower facilities but no sun lounger or parasol hire on the beach.
Benagil has a selection of restaurants all within walking distance of our apartment, but no local shop. The nearest supermarket is just a 10 minute drive away in Lagoa.
Set mid-way along the 5.7km area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as “The Seven Hanging Valleys” walk Benagil offers stunning views along its spectacular cliffs. There is the opportunity to descend on to secret beaches that are tucked away along this most beautiful and unspoilt coastline. It also offers views which once seen will never be forgotten.
Within a short drive there is the resort of Carvoerio with its many restaurants; Ferragudo with its renowned quay-side sardine lunches and across the River Arade is Portimao where the cruise liners berth.