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Carvalho Beach, Carvoeiro

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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. PutCarvalho 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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  • Had to walk through a small tunnel in the cliff to get there but what a beautiful paradise once you do! High yellow cliffs with the deep blue sky and being on a relatively empty beach felt like a... 
    Had to walk through a small tunnel in the cliff to get there but what a beautiful paradise once you do! High yellow cliffs with the deep blue sky and being on a relatively empty beach felt like a...  more »
  • It was a beautiful beach sandy but amazing just like the picture .The sea was beautiful but a bit rough. It was fabulous. I would come here again. 
    It was a beautiful beach sandy but amazing just like the picture .The sea was beautiful but a bit rough. It was fabulous. I would come here again.  more »
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  • Definitely my favorite beach in the Algarve, I think it’s better than Praia da Marinha because there is none of that weird brown seaweed and the water seems much more clear and beautiful here. It’s not overcrowded and there is a huge protected area between two cliffs where you can swim all the way out into the ocean and still feel quite safe Also the mysterious Cave staircase entrance and the fact that you can do Cliff Jumping at this beach (if you’re brave enough) is what makes it so special.
  • Beautiful beach with amazing views, great for cliff diving with many different height locations to jump from, gets quite busy however so make sure you come early in the day or late in the day

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