The Benagil Sea Cave on the south coast of Portugal is listed as one of the world’s “Top 10 Coolest Caves”, according to Huffington Post. The Algarve, as this region of Portugal is called, is a coastline of cliffs, caves, white beaches and, at times, rugged seas. It’s a popular tourist destination, and there’s good reason for it.
The Benagil Cave is just down the way from Benagil Beach in the small fishing village of Benagil. The cave has two arched entrances to the ocean, an impressive skylight from above and a beautiful beach contained within. The cavern itself is much larger than you would expect from seeing it either from above or from outside. It’s the sort of location pirate stories are made from.