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Caves in Portugal

Benagil Cave

Located in the south of Portugal, Benagil Cave is undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions in the Algarve. The impressive rock cave is in itself worth a visit, but the adjacent beautiful beach of Praia de Benagil should not be missed either. From the beach there is only one way to the cave and that is through the water. The cave is about 100 meters away from the beach and can be reached by kayak or stand-up paddle in less than 5 minutes.

If you are on vacation on one of our private yachts, our skipper will be happy to stop at the Bengali Caves as part of a Lisbon-Algarve boat tour.

Bengali Cave in Portugal from inside
Bengali Cave, in portuguese "Algar de Benagil"

Caves in Sesimbra and Arrábida

Sesimbra & the Natural Park of Arrábida are located just outside Lisbon on the Setubal Peninsula.This region is known for its particularly clear water and its green mountain range "Serra da Arrábida". Numerous water and land caves, formed over millions of years, are often found in hidden bays. Those who drive from Cabo Espichel in the direction of Sesimbra should keep an eye open, many caves actually only appear in good conditions and can only be reached by boat. But don't worry our skippers know the area very well. Once you are still looking for a great place to swim in Sesimbra, you will find a nice place in front of Praia do Ribeiro do Cavalo. The view from the water, on Sesimbra and the natural park of Arrábida with its impressive mountain range is magical.

If you take the Sesimbra route on your boat trip, you will not regret it.

View from inside to outside the cave half filled with water, view on the Ocean
Water Cave in Sesimbra

On foot to the beaches of Sesimbra & Arrábida

Partly the beaches and caves are not or only very difficult to reach on foot. So if you visit the beaches on foot, then you should be aware that some paths are very steep and not without danger. Sturdy shoes and a certain basic fitness is required here.

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