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. Put Praia do Carvalho 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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  • This beach until today was definitely the best in all of the Algarve, a true spectacle of nature! Here the phenomenon of high tide is far less developed as a small Bay protected by two large cliffs, the sea is much calmer and there are also some points where to dive by several meters high (we did not wish to experience). The beach is quite crowded in August but it's really worth to visit, advice to lovers of the Sun to position themselves on the left side of the beach looking out to sea because of the early afternoon start to get the shadow on the right side. I also recommend a scenic ride to enjoy this splendor!
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  • The beach, access and where you enter is beautiful, but very little care, dirty and trash from ntro...
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  • Great access with stairs carved into the rock! Not very big Cove, but gorgeous! One of the best!
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