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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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  • We have the impression of being alone in the world. The colors are exceptional. The water is turquoise and the sand is ochre.
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  • A Great for a picnic spot for the family, a day of swimming and basking in the sun. Take your own sun umbrellas please and frozen bottled water too.  more »
  • So his translation into Castilian, Oak Beach. A magical Beach, which in these days of winter you clothes cold and embraces you with its vertical cuts. It has two drops oradadas in rock. This year have been great sand sea but it does look beautiful with its oak standing guard at the Centre of this fantastic place of Algarve... for me a very special place...
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  • Secluded small beach with an interesting entrance via a carved cave though the rock. There's also a small sinkhole entrance down from the cliff path too if you look hard. Not a busy beach but it's secluded.
  • 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 ;)
  • Lovely beach, not too crowded - great waters!
  • A really special secluded space, but with special locations comes a large amount of tourists/people
  • Fantastic beach, golden sands, clear water, and not too many tourists.