Meia Praia, the vast expanse of sand east of the marina, starts 1km by foot (via a footbridge) or 2km by road from central Lagos, reachable by train year-round and by boat in summer. South of town, the beaches – Batata, Pinhão, Dona Ana and Camilo, among others – are smaller and more secluded, lapped by calm waters and punctuated with amazing grottoes, coves and towers of coloured sandstone.