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Praia da Marinha, Carvoeiro
(4.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Bring your snorkeling gear for an underwater adventure at Praia da Marinha, noted for its calm waters and rocky outcrops. The clear waters lapping this beach offer you a chance to explore a diverse marine environment populated by sea anemones, shrimp, and colorful fish. One of the most photographed spots in Portugal, the beach hugs orange-colored limestone cliffs that are largely responsible for keeping this stretch of the coastline free of big tourist crowds. Once you get tired of your secluded beach lair, head out to sea on a guided boat trip, or pack a picnic lunch and explore the nearby caves and rock pools. Plan to visit Praia da Marinha and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Carvoeiro attractions using our Carvoeiro vacation builder.
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  • Beautiful beach with beautiful rocks, beautiful to photograph. Beautiful coastline, beautiful surroundings and easy to reach
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  • This is a wonderfully picturesque beach and well worth the walk down many steps. There isn't much shade from 11 onwards so I advise taking a beach umbrella (you can also buy them by the car park). The...  more »
  • beautiful in top of Cliff and beautiful on the beach with his paillotte bar welcoming, less easy access to the people few able-bodied, but however easy level for all other... must see
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  • It's certainly a stunning sight to see this beach from the cliff tops - the sea stacks, arches and colours are magical. I walked from Benagil as I read up about the parking being limited, and sure enough it was full on a Saturday afternoon. Another note, the sea was fierce and the tide high, which left parts of the beach cut off - I saw one guy sat on a rock waiting for the sea to calm down!
  • This is an awesome beach - there's no doubt about it. it's surrounded by cliffs and has a little beach hut that serves food/drinks and has toilets. It feels like to be 5 stars a beach needs to be at least a little 'secluded' - and it feels like so many people now about Praia da Marinha that you'll find it usually crowded. Being with people shouldn't' deter you from going - it really is cool, but don't expect it will be just you and the sand... many others have discovered the beauty of Praia da Marinha. Other things to know: 1) Parking is free is close, 2) it's about a 5 min walk down steps to the beach, 3) pick up some fruit from the gut at the top - it's excellent!
  • One of the best beaches of the southern Portugal, maybe one of the best in Europe. The views from the cliffs are breathtaking. It's advisable to go there early in the morning because it gets very crowded and finding parking place for the car can be a problem.
  • Rated one of the best for TripAdvisor, I would recommend for the views and the colour, it's truly unique however is small and probably will get crowded not much to do other than enjoy the natural area so visit if that's your interest
  • One of the best beaches in the Algarve. Beautiful views of the cliffs and sea stacks. Great place for some sun and snorkelling. A must visit. However there is a steep set of steps to reach the beach.