Praia da Batata is the closest beach to Lagos town centre and consequently is known locally as the “town beach”. Is also the nearest beach from Casa do Governador. As you arrive to the beach you are met with the magnificent sight of a fortress, Forte Ponta da Bandeira, which was historically used to guard Lagos by protecting the river mouth from attack. Although small compared to Meia Praia, Praia da Batata is wonderfully sheltered and is divided into smaller coves accessible by holes in the rocks. There is a beach bar at the main entrance to the beach and another further along, which is also accessible down some quite steep steps. There are sunbeds for hire and activity kiosks at the entrance to the beach for water sports and sea kayak tours.
Directions to Praia da Batata: from Casa do Governador go down the street towards the sea. Then turn right towards an ancient fort (Forte Ponta da Bandeira). Its the first beach you’ll find. You can’t miss it. 5 minutes walk.