The Beach Guide

Benagil Beach (Praia de Benagil)

Like many others on the Algarve, Benagil was a small fishing village. Unlike many others Benagil has managed to retain some of its charm and a little of its industry. Along with the sandstone cliffs, clear waters and golden sand of this archetypal Algarvian cove you will find fishing boats, baskets and nets and a few of the fishermen who still work from here. Despite its appeals the beach at Benagil is rarely busy, this is largely on account of it being a little of the main tourist map and, more importantly, a lack of parking.
Pleasant as this little beach is it is the sea cave at Benagil that really sets it apart. Falling squarely into the weird and wonderful category Benagil sea cave was actually voted one of the 10 Coolest Caves in the World by Huffington Post readers. Only accessible by a quick boat trip,  the cave is actually a self contained sandy beach within a circular grotto complete with triple arched entrance.

Nearest city

Carvoeiro

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Benagil Beach Weather Info

Fri 24th
Heavy rain showers 13°C / 55°F
Sat 25th
Fair 13°C / 55°F
Sun 26th
Fair 13°C / 55°F
Mon 27th
Partly cloudy 15°C / 59°F
Tue 28th
Partly cloudy 15°C / 59°F
Wed 29th
Cloudy 15°C / 59°F

5 Day Benagil Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Benagil Beach tide times & sea state

  • Fri 24/01 »
    Surf report for Fri 24/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
    12:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 16mph
    18:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    High 2:30am (3.30m)
    Low 8:46am (0.71m)
    High 2:54pm (3.06m)
    Low 8:50pm (0.82m)
    Daylight
    First light07:14
    Sunrise07:42
    Sunset17:49
    Dark18:16
  • Sat 25/01 »
    Surf report for Sat 25/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
    12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
    18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
    Tide times
    High 3:07am (3.31m)
    Low 9:20am (0.72m)
    High 3:29pm (3.04m)
    Low 9:24pm (0.83m)
    Daylight
    First light07:13
    Sunrise07:41
    Sunset17:50
    Dark18:17
  • Sun 26/01 »
    Surf report for Sun 26/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
    12:00 3ft 17s  °  ° 6mph
    18:00 4ft 15s  °  ° 8mph
    Tide times
    High 3:42am (3.28m)
    Low 9:53am (0.77m)
    High 4:03pm (3.00m)
    Low 9:56pm (0.87m)
    Daylight
    First light07:13
    Sunrise07:40
    Sunset17:51
    Dark18:18
  • Mon 27/01 »
    Surf report for Mon 27/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
    12:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 16mph
    18:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
    Tide times
    High 4:16am (3.22m)
    Low 10:26am (0.84m)
    High 4:37pm (2.93m)
    Low 10:28pm (0.94m)
    Daylight
    First light07:12
    Sunrise07:40
    Sunset17:52
    Dark18:19
  • Tue 28/01 »
    Surf report for Tue 28/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
    12:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
    18:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 7mph
    Tide times
    High 4:50am (3.11m)
    Low 10:58am (0.94m)
    High 5:11pm (2.84m)
    Low 11:03pm (1.04m)
    Daylight
    First light07:12
    Sunrise07:39
    Sunset17:53
    Dark18:20
  • Wed 29/01 »
    Surf report for Wed 29/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 9ft 16s  °  ° 11mph
    12:00 8ft 16s  °  ° 15mph
    18:00 8ft 15s  °  ° 15mph
    Tide times
    High 5:26am (2.99m)
    Low 11:33am (1.05m)
    High 5:48pm (2.74m)
    Low 11:40pm (1.16m)
    Daylight
    First light07:11
    Sunrise07:38
    Sunset17:54
    Dark18:21

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