For visitors to the Algarve, the beaches are one of their main reasons for choosing this western corner of Europe.
The Algarve coast is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, both the west coast and the south coast.
However, the south coast, as it is more protected from strong winds, usually prevailing from the north, has very special characteristics.
One of the most interesting features of the south coast of the Algarve are the cliffs that form it.
The natural erosion of the coast, caused by tides, winds and rains for millions of years, created stunning landscapes.
The pressure of the tectonic plates completed the work.
On the south coast of the Algarve, you can find truly breathtaking cinematographic scenarios.
Praia da Marinha is one of those places of choice.
It is a relatively small beach but with fine golden sand, bathed by clear and warm water, leaning against a very high and colorful cliff.
As the beach is a major tourist attraction, it is likely to be very crowded with bathers. However, with high tide, the strip of sand gets narrower and people crowd together more, which could be a source of discomfort for those looking for peace.
If you love photography, this is the “Wauuu!”
As soon as you arrive at the car park at the top of the cliff, your view over the beach is superb.
Then you will have to descend a thin staircase until you reach paradise.
At Praia da Marinha there is support for bathers and there is also the possibility of renting a kayak or joining a tour to visit the super attraction of the region: the Benagil Cave.
Probably the cinematic setting; the excellent sand of the beach, and the possibility of visiting the beaches between Praia de Marinha and Gruta de Benagil, will be more than enough reasons for this place to be one of the points to mark in your holiday itinerary in the Algarve.
The fact that it has such a high cliff makes it a beach where we must be careful to avoid accidents.
Look for this beach, preferably at low tide. This aspect can determine the success of your beach day because with high tide you will have to stay closer to the cliffs. Falling stones are a risk factor to take into account.