Dona Ana Beach is a picturesque beach within walking distance of Lagos town, in Algarve region.
This beach is sandy with clear but with relatively cold waters even in high seasons. The area is surrounded by rock formations and cliffs.
It has earned the title of the “blue flag” that signifies the clarity and quality of the water. The beach is also known as the “Golden Beach” because of yellowish red cliffs that are lined along the beach.
Must watch: The lighthouse at Ponte de Piedade street can give an amazing view of the cliffs and rocks.
How to get there
- Using public transport
There are hourly bus departures from Lagos to the Dona Ana Beach (route number is 2).
- By foot
The Dona Ana beach is 2.5 km from the Lagos town center. It is a pleasant 30 min healthy walk to the beach by taking the harbor road.
- By taxi
You can hire a taxi to the beach from the town. It is just a five min drive that costs around 5 euros and is quite convenient.
On the beach
Lifeguards: The beach is under supervision of the lifeguards during high seasons.
Water sports: Tourists can enjoy swimming and boating here in summers. (the water is quite cold in the winter). Other activities include para-sailing, water skiing, and sailing.
Disabled access: Not suitable for disabled people/senior citizens with mobility issues, people on wheelchairs are advised to avoid accessing the beach.
Toilets and restrooms: They are available at the higher cliff areas and near the cafes and restaurants in the vicinity.
Umbrellas and sunbeds: These are available for hire at the beach on “per day basis” for a rental price of 10 euros.
There are no showers and changing rooms at the beach. However, a tourist can find them at the hotels nearby.
Car parking: There are around 70 car parking lots available.
Accommodations and restaurants
There are small shops that serve light food at the beach.
Also a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes are near the cliffs higher up from the Dona Ana beach.
Hotels near the beach
Some of the good hotels for stay at Lagos include:
Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve
Dona Ana Garden
Costa D´Oiro Ambiance Village
Villas D. Dinis Hotel
Villa Doris Suites
Belmar Spa & Beach Resort
Estrada Do Porto Mos, Lagos 8600-513
Villas D. Dinis
Estrada Ponta da Piedade, Lote 25, Dona Ana Beach, Lagos 8600-544
- Car Parking
- Changing Rooms
Praia Dona Ana