Marinha beach

Marinha is one of the ten most beautiful beaches in Europe. This is not just a convenient stretch of coast, it is a truly wonderful corner of the wildlife.

Beach description

Picturesque high rocks surround Praia da Marinha Bay, with separate stone blocks in the water as well. This place is very popular with tourists all year round, they are attracted here, first of all, with extremely beautiful views. From the central part of the beach you can walk along the ocean and find yourself in one of the small cozy bays located in close proximity to it.

This part of the Algarve coast is not the most convenient for swimming - the bottom is covered with stones and algae. Marinha Beach is not suitable for those who rest with babies. But here you can snorkel as well. Underwater life in the ocean off the coast of Praia da Marinha allows you to see different species of fish, sea stars and other ocean inhabitants.

When is it better to go

The beach season in Portugal lasts from the beginning of June until September, when the air temperature reaches +30°C and the water temperature - +19°C. It should be remembered that the Atlantic Ocean does not warm up well and cools quickly, lovers of a more comfortable temperature can swim in natural stone pools, which are quite numerous on the coast.

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Praia da Marinha is a very popular place, but there is no conditions for usual rest here. There are no umbrellas and sun loungers on the beach that could be rented, as well as showers, changing cabins, and toilets. There is a small cafe with ocean view where you can have a snack at the entrance of the beach. There are rental boats and catamarans. Parking lot is large and free, it goes down to the beach (via a long wooden staircase).

The beach is located away from the settlements. Marinha is a natural attraction of Portugal, so if you are in this place of the coast, then you should pay maximum time to explore it. Brand identity of the beach is is caves and grottoes, which you can explore during a private tour. There is a hiking trail on the rocks above the beach as well as an observation platform.

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How to get there

< p > The nearest town to Marinha beach is the town of Carvoiero. From it, you can reach the beach by car, swim in a boat or walk. There is no way to get here by public transport. You can also reach the beach from Albufeira.

The beach participates in ratings:

17 place in rating Europe 73 place in rating TOP-100 of the best beaches in the world 3 place in rating Portugal 2 place in rating Algarve 10 place in rating TOP 20 of the most beautiful beaches in Europe 5 place in rating Albufeira 16 place in rating TOP-50: Best sandy beaches in Europe 11 place in rating The best sandy beaches in Portugal
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