Benagil Cave, Algarve, Portugal
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Info. Benagil Cave in the Algarve, Portugal
Many sea caves and rock formations line the Algarve coast in the south of Portugal, including Benagil Cave – one of the area’s most spectacular and famous natural landmarks. Just east of the small fishing village of Benagil, the cave was formed about 20 million years ago from the pounding waves that sweep in from the Atlantic. Rainfall has caused the softer segments of limestone to erode, creating a giant hole in the cave’s roof, which is what we’re looking down through in our photo.