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“Lots of interesting aspects to this beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Praia da Marinha

Praia da Marinha
Carvoeiro, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Carvoeiro
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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London
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“Lots of interesting aspects to this beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

approached by a long slopping walk way, this beach has 3 parts to it. You arrive on a small beach with a bar at the top (they don't let you use their toilet) You can the either go through a hole in the cliffs on your left to a small seculded sandy beach or walk around the cliff on your right to a long sandy beach which has shingle when the tide is out. there are lots of interesting rocks and coves along this beach

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Lovely beach. Clean. Crystal clear water.
Get there early as it gets busy.
Can swim out to lovely caves.

Visited August 2013
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“nice little beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Very beatifull. Only downturn is the big stairway (specially if you have small kids) and the rocky sea floor. Other than that i strongly recomend.

Visited August 2013
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“The gem of Algarve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I am not the biggest fan of very touristic Algarve region, however Praia da Marinha is simply a fabulous beach, definitely my favorite in Portugal, and believe me, I have seen many! It consists of 3 beaches - the 1st one is the classic rocky beach, to get to the 2nd little beach you have to lean under the rather low rock, to get to the 3rd little beach you have to cross the rocky wall. The 1st beach may be more crowded, the 2nd and 3rd can be often enjoyed with few people around. Even in the end of October it offered +30 and a wonderful, warm water. There are also hiking paths above the beach with picturesque views of the rocks and the ocean.

Visited October 2012
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“A little piece of heaven on earth.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Quite simply the most picturesque beach I have ever been to. Fab views and a wonderful sandy beach. Depending on tide, you may have to wade around a small rocky outcrop so may not be suitable for adults carrying toddlers or babies.

Visited July 2013
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