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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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  • Beautiful beach. Hiked there from Caviero along coast which in itself was an incredible experience. The beach was unique access through a rock tunnel. Sand was great and there was some shade.  more »
  • Another beautiful beach surrounded by stunning rock formations and perfect aqua coloured sea. The cliff walks are stunning watching the boats sail past.  more »
  • It took us a few moments to figure out how to access this secret beach and it is amazing. The steps are steep and care should be taken but as you emerge from the tunnel the soft deep sand, gentle bree...  more »