A winner of the The Yacht Harbour Association’s 5 Gold Anchors, IMCI’s 5 Blue Stars, “Euromarina Anchor Award” and the “European Blue Flag”, Marina de Lagos opened in 1994. It is located among some of the world’s best beaches and sailing grounds and has the privilege of being right in the heart of the home town of the Portuguese Discoveries.
The approach to the marina is quite simple: take a 282º course between the west harbour mole head and the tower of the Santo António church. Follow the channel leading to the waiting pontoon to starboard, immediately before the lifting bridge, where you must stop to check-in at reception. You have to request the opening of the bridge by VHF on channel 09 – “Marina de Lagos”.
The bridge operates from 08.00 to 22.00 in the summer and from 09.00 to 18.00/19.00 in the winter. The marina has 462 berths and is equipped with 24-hour surveillance and medical care facilities. Besides the basic infrastructures there are separate disposal units for ordinary and recyclable waste on land, as well as emergency telephones connected to the reception and security services. At the entrance to each pontoon (access is by magnetic key) trolleys are available for the use of berth holders. During the high season, a weather report is broadcast twice daily in both Portuguese and English, and shown on screen at the reception, where there is also a notice board with a list of people specializing in different types of repairs. Next to the marina is a boat repair yard, with a 36-ton travel lift.
You will also find a number of businesses in the marina’s commercial building (restaurants, magazines and newspapers, perfumes, tobacconist, etc.), as well as laundry and washroom facilities. Immediately behind this building, berth holders are have another travel choice: the railway station – the former historical construction decorated with green and white azulejo tiles is no longer in use, but the new one station has trains taking the visitor further afield, whilst the Meia Praia beach is not far away (about 400 metres to the South).
On the other side of the marina, after a short walk past the lifting bridge and bus terminal, the visitor finds himself in the historical centre of Lagos.truction decorated with green and white azulejos) has trains taking the visitor further afield, whilst a sandy footpath leads to the beach of Meia Praia (300 metres away).
On the other side of the marina, after walking past the lift bridge and bus terminal, the visitor finds himself in the historical centre of Lagos.