This beach is located between Praia dos Estudantes and the southern jetty on the Bensafrim Stream, a very short distance from the historical centre of Lagos. Clearly a town beach, a sunny, paved square has been built into a large part of the cliff behind it. Beyond the jetty, lies the tiny Solaria Beach and the Ponta da Bandeira Fortress, right by the entrance to the harbour. The beach has lots of inlets and nooks that are sheltered from the prevailing winds, as you would expect from the craggy outline of the Golden Coast’s ochre cliffs, greatly eroded by the elements. This is quite a busy beach, as it continues on from Lagos’s long seafront promenade that follows the mouth of the Bensafrim Stream and the bright colours of the yachts in the marina and the traditional fishing boats in the fishing harbour.