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Praia da Marinha, Carvoeiro

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 1,300+ 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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  • There are no words to describe this beach, you just have to see it. Sheer cliffs, white sand with no rocks, no shells, clean sea. Maybe because we're in October but there was also little people., the most beautiful beach I have ever seen before in Europe. From returning.
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  • We love! When we go to the Algarve we will always at least a day to the beach! Recommend! the view is beautiful and the water is super clean!
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  • Lovely sandy beach. Water sports and boat trips to see the caves. Nice cafes by the beach for eating and drinking. 
  • 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 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.
  • Incredibly beautiful beach but the water was extremely cold (this was in mid-June). A nice little cafe on the beach was serving beer and food.
  • Absolutely stunning! Go further down the beach under the rocks to a secluded area.
  • No dinner food, sandwiches are large and great for lunch. Some waiting time may apply, we had to wait for about 20 minutes for our tuna sandwiches.
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