Praia da Luz Beach
Praia da Luz is a long sheltered bay of fine golden sand with a backdrop of towering cliffs at the easter end, and low-rise white properties behind. Praia da Luz is incredibly popular, especially with its loyal English expatriate community and in summer time tourists and residents fill the beach.
There are plenty of amenities to hand, with shops, bars and restaurants throughout Luz and there are many places to pit stop along the beach front along the delightful palm-lined promenade. There are plenty of water sports to enjoy and you can even rent paddleboats.
There is a car park over to the left of the beach, providing direct access on to the beach within just a few steps. Disabled access is therefore very easy and ideal for anyone with children. If this parking area is full, you will often be able to find a free space along a roadside; however in peak summer time, it may take a little longer to find a space.
There is a a lovely promenade along the back of the beach leading to a pretty paved seating area below the church.
The western end of the beach is made up of large, flatish rocks, ideal for children (and Dads!) to spend some time rock pooling.
Praia da Luz is a supervised beach and is also classed as an “Accessible Beach”.