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Carvalho Beach, Carvoeiro

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Sandstone cliffs surround the isolated beach of Carvalho Beach completely. To reach its golden sands and turquoise waters, you must descend a steep set of stairs cut from the cliff face on one side, or pass through a tunnel on the other. Small boats offer to take you on a tour of the sea caves and water-eroded recesses that riddle the rocky coastline. The cliffs shelter the beach from big waves, making it a great place for a swim or a paddle. Bring drinks and snacks, as the site lacks a permanent shop or kiosk. PutCarvalho Beach into our Carvoeiro trip itinerary planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very beautiful but small beach - visited in April so not too busy but I would imagine in the summer months it would be packed! Water freezing but what can you expect in Portugal in the spring! Make... 
    Very beautiful but small beach - visited in April so not too busy but I would imagine in the summer months it would be packed! Water freezing but what can you expect in Portugal in the spring! Make...  more »
  • Great beach, you can swim our to the pillar, check out the smugglers den and staircase and enjoy the sun on the sand. 
    Great beach, you can swim our to the pillar, check out the smugglers den and staircase and enjoy the sun on the sand.  more »
  • You have to go down through a narrow tunnel to the beach in a bay surrounded by extremely picturesque cliffs. In September it was possible to find a place without any problems, but usually it's very.....  more
    You have to go down through a narrow tunnel to the beach in a bay surrounded by extremely picturesque cliffs. In September it was possible to find a place without any problems, but usually it's very.....  more »
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  • Nice beach but choppy so not ideal for little children.
  • A spectacular beach with incredibly clear water. It is absolutely worth going there. Definitely recommend it.
  • Such a nice spot ! Not too crowded, cool with a kind of hide access. Waves can be big with strong curent
  • Stayed across the road from this beach, beautiful location
  • Went there in October. Was sunny and warm. Little crowded as the place is small itself. But very pretty

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