Praia da Balança Beach

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Access to Praia da Balança Beach

1/4 Access to Praia da Balança Beach by the ravine on the cliff.

South at Praia da Balança Beach

2/4 South part of Praia da Balança Beach and two islets, far away.

Seaside at Praia da Balança Beach

3/4 Praia da Balança Beach, by the seaside.

North at Praia da Balança Beach

4/4 Praia da Balança Beach, the north part.

Weather and Tide Table

Waning Gibbous Moon
Blustery
15900
20h54
Sunset
06h15
Sunrise
Seg
15 - 29
Ter
17 - 28
Qua
16 - 27
Qui
15 - 23
Sex
15 - 22
21
ºC
Air Temperature
NNW
26
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
54
%
Relative Humidity
1014
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
60%
Flood Tide
02h30
to High Tide
60
21:32
Low Tide
03:50
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

98%
3,4 m
11.2 ft
High Tide

97%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

96%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

95%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

94%
3,4 m
11.2 ft
High Tide

93%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

91%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

90%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

89%
3,3 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

87%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

85%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

83%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

82%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

80%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

78%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

76%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

73%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

71%
1,1 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

69%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

66%
1,2 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

64%
2,8 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

61%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

59%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

56%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

54%
2,6 m
8.5 ft
High Tide

51%
1,4 m
4.6 ft
Low Tide

48%
2,6 m
8.5 ft
High Tide

45%
1,5 m
4.9 ft
Low Tide

43%
2,5 m
8.2 ft
High Tide

40%
1,6 m
5.2 ft
Low Tide

37%
2,5 m
8.2 ft
High Tide

34%
1,5 m
4.9 ft
Low Tide

31%
2,5 m
8.2 ft
High Tide

29%
1,5 m
4.9 ft
Low Tide

26%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

23%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

21%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

19%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

16%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

14%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

12%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

10%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

About the Beach

What is Praia da Balança Beach?

It's an Oceanic Beach in the northern hemisphere bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, located on the coast of Portugal - Iberian Peninsula - in the municipality of Lagos.

Praia da Balança Beach, also known as Praia Grande Beach, has a small dimensions sand with the shape of a seashell. It's located right before the 2 and orientated to southeast. It acquired this name due to the existence of an islet similar to a scale1.
This beach is surrounded by vertical cliffs.
The access goes through a difficult narrow trail on the cliff.

References

  1. "Balança" means scale, in Portuguese
  2. Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse

Where is it?

Map of Praia da Balança Beach

Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Decimal Minutes (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (Lat/Long WGS84)
Lat. 37.082617º
Lon. -8.668386º
N 37º 4.95702'
W 8º 40.10316'
N 37º 4' 57.42"
W 8º 40' 6.19"
Parish Santa Maria
County Lagos
District Faro
Region Algarve
Country Portugal
Continent Europe
Ocean North Atlantic
Maritime Authority Capitania do Porto de Lagos
Protected Area
Bathing Water
Coastal Unit Ponta Piedade - Foz da Ribeira de Bensafrim (Lagos)
Coastal Region Costa Algarvia

Awards

Award 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Water Quality
Blue Flag
Gold Flag
Handicapped-Accessible Beach
Zero Polution

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