Trip Planner Europe  /  Portugal  /  Algarve  /  Faro District  /  Carvoeiro  /  Nature  /  Praia do Carvalho

Praia do Carvalho, Carvoeiro

Categories: Caves, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • A beach to miss... To see more off-season because this site is very popular. One of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve.
    show original
  • On either side of the beach is a typical Algarve houses, White House and shorties. How beautiful it is to dive in these waters a little cold.
    show original
  • bouncy castle for kids, fab place for shell collecting before dinner. gorgeous as sun goes down. bit small in the day and sand not as soft as some of the other beaches. 
  • Beautiful tiny beach. Stairs cut into the stone and a swimmable cave (it was too cold when I went in early June though). Nice and hidden, not crowded. Also the option for a topless sunbathe ;)
  • Beautiful beach but compared to other beaches in the area not the most beautiful one. Would still recommend.
  • Clear blue water .clean beach and very special . Wonderful walking along cliffs seems like a private beach
  • beautiful sheltered beach, secret tunnel entrance a great hit with kids. stunning swimming but sun is hidden late afternoon so get there early.
  • Impressive! You can't go without seeing her. Go before 6 o'clock but will be all shadow.
    show original
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h