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

Full Moon
Blustery
2700
06h15
Sunrise
20h54
Sunset
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
31%
Ebb Tide
01h55
to Low Tide
31
08:56
Low Tide
02:46
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

100%
3,3 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

100%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

99%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

99%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

98%
3,4 m
11.2 ft
High Tide

98%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

97%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

96%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

95%
3,4 m
11.2 ft
High Tide

94%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

92%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

91%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

90%
3,3 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

88%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

86%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

85%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

83%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

81%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

79%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

77%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

74%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

72%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

70%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

67%
1,1 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

65%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

62%
1,1 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

59%
2,8 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

57%
1,2 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

54%
2,8 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

51%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

48%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

46%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

43%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

40%
1,4 m
4.6 ft
Low Tide

37%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

34%
1,4 m
4.6 ft
Low Tide

31%
2,6 m
8.5 ft
High Tide

28%
1,4 m
4.6 ft
Low Tide

26%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

23%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

20%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

18%
1,2 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

16%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High 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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