Praia de Vale Centeanes

The beach stretches out towards the west and is backed by imposing, deeply-eroded cliffs. At the base of the rocky walls, you can see caves that have been cut out by the sea; and in the central section of the beach, the cliff face is lined with fine gullies and grooves caused by the rain water running down it. There is a wide walkway on the sands, running alongside a rocky platform where typical cliff plants and marine fossils are visible. This is a great beach for walking. A wooden staircase marks the beginning of a nature trail that takes you to the top of the eastern cliff, which is covered in exuberant coastal scrub and affords a fine view over the coastline. And snorkelling is great way to discover the secrets of the marine life, from characteristic intertidal creatures (barnacles, mussels, limpets and anemones) visible on the rocky walls to shoals of various types of bream and Mediterranean rainbow wrasse, swimming around the rocky ledges.

Additional Information

Address: Carvoeiro

Postal Code: 8400

County: Lagoa

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Coordinates: 37.0911139,-8.454747222222222