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“Close To Home” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Praia da Marinha

Praia da Marinha
Carvoeiro, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Carvoeiro
Type: Beaches
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Lagoa, Faro, Portugal
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“Close To Home”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Beautiful when the tide is low little beach space when the tide is high and dangerous cliffs, falling rocks.

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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“fabulous beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

good beach .cafe which serves a reasonable menu with a variety of dishes .clean toilets.steep hill down to beach limited parking at the bottom.

Visited March 2013
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“Very peaceful in February”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We have just returned from a visit to the area. We visited the beach in the afternoon and had it to ourselves. Cafe was closed but not a problem. The beach and landforms are stunning. It's well worth exploring the paths nearby - wild freesias smelled lovely. The walk (hike really) back towards Carvoeiro takes a few hours but is one of the best I've ever done in terms of fantastic coastal scenery.

Visited February 2013
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“top beach on rugged steep coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

praia marinha is one of the nicest beaches in the algarve area. the scenery is extraordinary and we had a lot of fun there. sometimes the waves are high and it is necessary to take attention because of the currents, which could be very strong. there is no vegetation on the beach which spends shadow and a parasol and sun protection is necessary. it is better to stay away from the steep coast, because big rocks fall down sometimes. the beach and also the ocean was very clean but a little bit cold at the first moment. the nicest time to go there is the morning and the later afternoon, because the sun is not so hot anymore and the majority of the tourists are far from this during daytime high frequentated beach section. we can recomment praia marinha very much.

Visited September 2012
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Best beach we found in Algarve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed in Carvoeiro, and tried various beaches but this was the best for sure.
Amazing scenery, plentiful parking, lovely sand.
Highly recommended !

Visited August 2012
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