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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  • He is accessed through a tunnel in the rock from the cliff, semiexcavada and semierosionada, leaving a semicircular Cove with the sea to the South. Worthy of visit, better to do it when the Sun does not decay, since it quickly becomes shadow
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  • Very clean beach and picturesque when viewed from the cliffs on either side. Lifeguard on duty in the summer but the beach then gets very busy.  more »
  • Carvoeiro Beach, a few kilometres from Portimão, coming from Albufeira. To get there you have to take a short road not easy, with a descent that is wedged into a rock. Overcome this impasse, opens a small beach which is a delight. In the summer months there is also a small kiosk to find relief. Not to be missed
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  • Nice views, walking over cliffs, hiking

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