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“top beach on rugged steep coast”
Review of Praia da Marinha

Praia da Marinha
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Algarve Coastline Tour from Portimao
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Half-Day Algarve Convertible or Scooter Tour from Portimão
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Carvoeiro
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
“top beach on rugged steep coast”
Reviewed February 17, 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Best beach we found in Algarve”
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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“quiet & sunny”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

I just passed by but it's very nice, not too small, not too big, nice sand, calm waters, a little spoliled by some nearby "party-boats" with noisy music

Visited October 2012
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Stockton on Tees
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing coast, cliffs and beach”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Wonderful spectacular coastline. Amazing coast, cliffs and beach. Sea very powerful, huge waves. Cliffs are dangerous, paths not fenced, so be careful. Caves and erosion.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Kathy W
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East Lothian, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing beach”
Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

There are a number of steps down so don't leave anything in the car. At the bottom of the steps is a cafe which we tried later. Good for coffee, ice cream, toilets. Then there is the beach which is quite wide here but narrows to the right before expanding again. When we visited in November it was nice and quiet and beautiful. Toddler loved the waves and the sand is silky smooth. Great views. Warning - the waves can come quite far in and we had to rescue our bags before they got soaked a couple of times. There was also some nude sunbathing which didn't bother us but might some other people. At the car park at the top there is a picnic area and a couple of walks along the cliff tops which are nice.

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