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Fantastic beach

great easily accessible beach, though the sand is mixed with crushed sea shell. Great water to swim... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Frank A
Livingston, United Kingdom
Beautiful beach

It's a bit hard to walk there but it's a great beach. Easy to find a car park. No coffee... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tania P
via mobile
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“car park”(12 reviews)
“the cliff”(19 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(12 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great easily accessible beach, though the sand is mixed with crushed sea shell. Great water to swim in. Quite shallow then a steep drop. Plenty of cafe shops close by, in fact you are just off the town square. Only disappointing aspect, the rip off...More

1  Thank Frank A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit hard to walk there but it's a great beach. Easy to find a car park. No coffee, restaurant or toilets there, take food and drinks with you. Is a men selling bolas de Berlim there.

1  Thank Tania P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a magical place! Accessed from lots of steps from a car park, you go through a tunnel carved into the rock. Some of the steps are almost eroded away and it was pretty scary as they’re so short and sandy. However it’s massively worth...More

Thank MissMagik
Reviewed 20 August 2018

So awkward to access, but the rewards are fantastic. No toilets, bars, restaurants etc, just a beautiful beach

1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A great beach, a little tricky to find and accessed by foot via a tunnel. Get there early and it's quiet, and there's some shade, but beware encamping under overhanging cliffs with potential rock falls. no black bar so bring cold drinks.

1  Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing little beach !! The best that Algarve has to offer. Specially in the morning enjoy and relax by the water. In afternoon sip a perfect caipirinha. :)

Thank Nuno P
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great day swimming here while watching the crazy people jumping from the cliff side. The beach was popular but not overcrowded; this is probably because access is through a tunnel through the cliff and down some decidedly dodgy steps which are steep, sandy...More

2  Thank xczs
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The only way to access the beach are through very jagged and fragmented steps through a cliff side, resulting in it being very difficult for the older members of my party to access. However, once you have accomplished this - the view and environment is...More

2  Thank J-Addo532
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We wanted to findo the next beech along from our resort and via Google maps found this. We arrived from and parked on the Carvoeiro side. There is another dirt car park if coming from the other direction. We descended steps that seem to end...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 19 July 2018

found this beach doing a coastal boat tour and the entrance is a small stairway in the rock to a beautiful golden beach with clear water and FUN for teens to jump off the cliffs, there was lots of parking and not crowded

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21 August 2018|
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Response from TowniesLeedsLulu | Reviewed this property |
Beach is small and lovely and clean-sand a bit gritty. We didn't swim.
31 January 2017|
Response from LondonSnow | Reviewed this property |
hi, before you land to the beach, you should see how high or low sea is. it takes few hours for the sea to breath in and out.