Carvalho Beach, Carvoeiro

4.5
#1 of 14 in Outdoors in Carvoeiro
Sandstone cliffs surround the isolated beach of Carvalho Beach completely. To reach its golden sands and turquoise waters, you must descend a steep set of stairs cut from the cliff face on one side, or pass through a tunnel on the other. Small boats offer to take you on a tour of the sea caves and water-eroded recesses that riddle the rocky coastline. The cliffs shelter the beach from big waves, making it a great place for a swim or a paddle. Bring drinks and snacks, as the site lacks a permanent shop or kiosk. Put Carvalho Beach into our Carvoeiro trip itinerary planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The trick of this beach is the descent down a narrow staircase in the rock. You go and you can't see what's waiting for you behind the rock. I think that in the season the queues for descent and ascent are great. The beach is small. When the wave goes, you can see how a fountain of water flies out of the hole in the rock, a spectacle for the unsophisticated ocean :)
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  • Lovely clean beach at the bottom of the valley. No car parking but there is free parking in some places on the shopping streets. Lots of cafes and restaurants.  more »
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  • Favourite beach in the area. Fun entrance down a few steps through a tunnel carved out of the cliff. Other interesting carved walkways/rooms in rock, presumably by fisherman in the past. Sheltered by the cliffs, with good spots for cliff jumping at high tide. Soft sand with shallow, clear water for bathing. Small caves to explore. Very clean, trash cans provided. Chilled mix of people relaxing, few children. No commercial facilities, just nature, bliss!
  • This place is amazing the views before you descend to the beach are breathtaking. Walking down the man made tunnel to get to the beach really adds to the atmosphere of the place. The sea is violent but worth fighting with the waves so much fun. It is total uncovered from the sun so sunbathing is a must. At 3pm the sun dissappears over the cliff if your not a sun lover. Great experience worth the effort
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