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  • Access to Praia da Balança Beach
    Access to Praia da Balança Beach by the ravine on the cliff.
  • South at Praia da Balança Beach
    South part of Praia da Balança Beach and two islets, far away.
  • Seaside at Praia da Balança Beach
    Praia da Balança Beach, by the seaside.
  • North at Praia da Balança Beach
    Praia da Balança Beach, the north part.

Praia da Balança Beach

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Weather, Wave Climate and Tide Times

Blustery

15720


to Sunrise

13ºC
22ºC
12ºC
22ºC
13ºC
21ºC
16ºC
22ºC
15ºC
22ºC
14

Air Temperature14 ºC

24

Wind Speed24 km/h North-Northwest

75

Humidity75 %

1015

Pressure1015 mbar

Full Moon
13th day , 98% visible

-INF%

Flood Tide

13ºday
97%
14ºday
100%
15ºday
100%
16ºday
98%
17ºday
94%
16.4

Water Temperature16.4 ºC

3.6

Wave Period3.6 s North

0.44

Mean Wave Height0.44 m

Tide Times

DateHourHeightState
3,22 mHigh tide
0,75 mLow tide
3,37 mHigh tide
0,71 mLow tide
3,21 mHigh tide
0,75 mLow tide
3,40 mHigh tide
0,69 mLow tide
3,17 mHigh tide
0,78 mLow tide
3,38 mHigh tide
0,72 mLow tide
3,11 mHigh tide
0,84 mLow tide
3,33 mHigh tide
0,79 mLow tide
3,02 mHigh tide
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Description

Wild beach or/and without lifeguard.

Our rating 6/10

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

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Ratings History

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

Map and Location

Coordinates

N 37º 4.95702'
W 8º 40.10316'

Maritime Authority

Capitania do Porto de Lagos

Parish

Santa Maria

Municipality

Lagos

District

Faro

Region

Algarve

Country

Portugal

Coastal Unit

Ponta Piedade - Foz da Ribeira de Bensafrim (Lagos)

Coastal Region

Costa Algarvia

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