Praia marinha, Carvoeiro

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Bring your snorkeling gear for an underwater adventure at Praia marinha, noted for its calm waters and rocky outcrops. The clear waters lapping this beach offer you a chance to explore a diverse marine environment populated by sea anemones, shrimp, and colorful fish. One of the most photographed spots in Portugal, the beach hugs orange-colored limestone cliffs that are largely responsible for keeping this stretch of the coastline free of big tourist crowds. Once you get tired of your secluded beach lair, head out to sea on a guided boat trip, or pack a picnic lunch and explore the nearby caves and rock pools. Plan to visit Praia marinha and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Carvoeiro attractions using our Carvoeiro tour planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    One of the most beautiful beach of the Algarve. Especially at the end (furthest from the entrance) is the very pretty. Sanitary facilities are far below par and absolutely not calculated on the large number of daily visitors. This is true, unfortunately, for the catering. Price/quality ratio is completely search. Take your food with it, much tastier and healthier.
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  • August 19, 2017
    If you like the world go otherwise flee! Beautiful place but much much too much world... or very early in the morning
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  • August 18, 2017
    It is a beautiful beach. It is worth visiting it. It is small and is filled with people. The problem is the bottleneck to get but once parked the show is incredible. From the cliff. View fotogenicas. Transparent water. Fish swimming on the shore. Refreshing water temperature. If you walk you can reach Cala cala. The true charm of the Algarve
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  • May 18, 2017
    My favorite beach in Portugal. I wanted to visit from the first time I arrived in Lisbon but couldn't. I travelled for a long time to get to it. It is beautiful with cliffs surrounding the location and it has reefs, or the cliff formation in the middle of the water. The amazing cliffs surround the beach. The sand is soft and there is a lot. The beach is wide and it is long. There is what seems like a secret winding passage leading to the beach created from stone and wood for fences. It is the most beautiful beach I have seen in Portugal.
  • June 7, 2017
    Very nice beach that you can reach after a small walk. Parking is quite crowded if you arrive later than 12. A lot of tourists but the beach is big enough. The views are amazing. Worth a visit.
  • June 28, 2017
    Very nice beach but rather small. Quite a few steps to walk down from the parking lot. There is one restaurant down by the beach which also has toilets. Ice cream stands up by the parking lot.
  • August 21, 2017
    Justifiably described as one of the best 100 beaches in the world for its scenery & views; minus one star for the crowds & accompanying urinating behaviour of some.
  • June 26, 2017
    Great beach! Steps, but worth the slight climb. Parking along road in dirt lots.

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