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Praia da Marinha

Carvoeiro, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Carvoeiro
Type: Beaches
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Helsinki, Finland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Praia da Marinha is a beautiful natural beach with a coarse sand. We enjoyed it very much, can definitely recommend. Very popular beach so don't expect to be alone there in August. Watch out for the rocks when entering to the sea. There's quite a bit of smelly seaweed there so it's not the best if you have a sensitive... More

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Marinha Beach rated by CNN as one of the most beatiful in the world always attract many people in the summer months. The trick as with many of the world resorts is to visit when the crowds have gone. In October you will find a few on this beach but come New Years day you could sun bath with... More

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A stunning beach with rich scenery.I give the beach itself 5 stars but as we arrived a little too late in the afternoon it was packed. Just too many people. Worth visiting if you like your beaches but wasn't for me due to the sheer volume of people.

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Dublin
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We returned hear after 6 years break in August and found the beach had lost much of its charm. Very rock at low and flooding tides, making it almost impossible top enter the water without injury. No beds, poor snack shack, expensive umbrella rental.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This beach is stunning, we managed to get a parking space, a top tip go early in the morning. There are steps down to the beach around about 100, but well worth the effort. If you walk through a cave you like us can find a more secluded section of the beach. One of the best.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A truly stunning beach, with interesting rock formations. The beach is large and thankfully so is the car park at the top, room for everyone, even in August.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You have your choice of beaches. Very crowded that you can walk to (steep climb) and some you can only reach by boat. There are many beautiful beaches along the coast but I think those in the Praia da Marinha area are the most beautiful with clear blue water. Well worth the drive. The climb is very steep so if... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was crowded when we visited, but we managed to find a good spot to place the parasol. When I went for a long swim to see a different view of the rocks, I realised we should have carried on walking to the far end, where it was much less crowded, plus the sea was a bit warmer. It was... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is probably one of the best beaches in the Algarve. It is not suitable for people with walking disabilities as there are steps down from the cliff to the beach. There are several other beaches between Carvoeiro and Americhao de Pera that are also well worth a vi. Just try to stay as close to the ocean (in other... More

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Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice and beautiful beach... clear blue sea and caves to explore. A lot of steps to reach it...coming up can be a challenge

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