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Praia do Carvalho, Carvoeiro

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Sandstone cliffs surround the isolated beach of Praia do Carvalho 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. Plan your Praia do Carvalho visit and explore what else you can see and do in Carvoeiro using our Carvoeiro trip builder.
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  • After Benagil Beach, West side, we find the Oak Beach, old private beach, a Ch (Captain? not sure), that the walled all around, and built a tower in the middle of the property for hunting. The access is made by narrow stairs dug into the rock. Not to be missed.
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  • Praia do Carvalho is a lovely, secluded beach, and is well worth the visit, but three things to think about: firstly (and most importantly) do be careful, because the currents and waves can be quite s...  more »
  • Praia do Carvalho was the last stop on the bus route and even then the beach is difficult to reach. There are few clues and the descent is well hidden.  more »