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

Waxing Crescent Moon
Partly Cloudy
11580
20h45
Sunset
06h19
Sunrise
Sáb
18 - 28
Dom
17 - 27
Seg
17 - 27
Ter
17 - 26
Qua
18 - 25
21
ºC
Air Temperature
NNW
12
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
68
%
Relative Humidity
1018
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
24%
Flood Tide
04h43
to High Tide
24
22:28
Low Tide
04:42
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

2%
3,16 m
10.4 ft
High Tide

3%
0,81 m
2.7 ft
Low Tide

4%
3,27 m
10.7 ft
High Tide

5%
0,79 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

6%
3,10 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

7%
0,87 m
2.9 ft
Low Tide

9%
3,23 m
10.6 ft
High Tide

10%
0,85 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

12%
3,01 m
9.9 ft
High Tide

14%
0,97 m
3.2 ft
Low Tide

16%
3,15 m
10.3 ft
High Tide

18%
0,93 m
3.1 ft
Low Tide

20%
2,91 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

22%
1,08 m
3.5 ft
Low Tide

25%
3,06 m
10 ft
High Tide

27%
1,02 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

30%
2,80 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

32%
1,20 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

35%
2,97 m
9.7 ft
High Tide

38%
1,10 m
3.6 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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