The Benagil Sea Cave is one of the most popular attractions on the Algarve coast. It should definitely be on the program and be visited on every Portugal beach vacation. The cave itself is located directly on the beach of the same name Praia de Benagil and is best reached from there.
Arrival to Praia de Benagil beach:
First of all, it goes with the navigation or the roadmap in the rental car to the fishing village of Benagil. Right here is the beach and the cave. The place is located between the famous tourist destinations Albufeira & Portimao. To reach the beach you have to expect the following travel times:
Once in Benagil, the road leads directly down to the beach, no matter which side you come from. The paths to the beach are also signposted so you can hardly miss it.
Best way to reach the cave?
Even if you are right on the beach, the Sea Cave does not really face. This has a simple reason. It is hidden in the rock and only visible from the water. Now there are 2 options to get there. That would be from the beach by boat or you just swim there.
A Benagil Boat tour where you also see the cave starts directly from the beach. However, there are always long queues where you sometimes get just tickets for the next day. Another option is to book the tour for this in advance.
Taking the tour is by far the safest option to view the breathtaking views on the way to the beach and near the beach itself. On the tour you will be able to view the exterior and interior views of the caves. Taking the tour you will also be ensured you will have an experienced guide that will know the best locations and routes to take to give the most memorable experience.