Benagil Cave

Benagil Cave: Top Tours & Activities

Top Attractions in Algarve

About Benagil Cave

Tucked away in the folds of southern Portugal’s rugged coastline lies one of the most beautiful natural cathedrals on the planet. Carved by the pounding waves that sweep in from the vast Atlantic Ocean, the coastal area near Benagil is home to a series of intricate caves, sea stacks and hidden beaches. Visiting the Benagil caves is a must in your holiday in the Algarve. Use our page and find the best tour that will take you there in safety and with lots of fun!

Unique Rock Formation In The World

The Benagil Sea Cave, as it’s most commonly known, is just east of the small town of Benagil on the Algarve. With its own ‘indoor’ beach, two sea-facing holes and a further circular skylight eroded through its ceiling, it’s a favourite with photographers and tours.

Reachable Only By Water

Despite being near the Benagil beach, the cave is only accessible by water. You can go by boat, kayak, Stand Up Paddle or even swim if you are fit and know the tides and currents. Taking a tour is the best option since you will know other places as well.

Surrounded By Incredible Nature

Benagil can be the most famous point, but the surroundings are as impressive has the cave itself. With sacred beaches, ocean caves and amazing cliffs, this region is really the highlight of the Algarve.

What People Are Saying

"The trip was really nice . It was great viewing the caves from so close and they took the boat inside few of the caves to take some nice pictures also."
"Will repeat next year!"
"Amazing kayaking experience and stunning views. Unfortunately it wasn't possible to stop on the cave because of the weather, so best time would be during summer."
"Kayaking to Benagil was great. We are a couple with two kids (9 and 5 years). The start was delayed by about 20 minutes but other then that it was perfect. Kayaks are very stable and easy to steer. Being able to walk inside the cave felt hundred times better then looking at the cave from a boat. Wife got tired on the way back and got towed at some point by the boat - thanks for that :)"

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