Praia do Canavial
Praia do Canavial will satisfy your longing for the white beaches and turquoise sea of the Caribbean. The small bay can be accessed via a steep set of steps. It leads you through the lush, overgrown shrubland on the cliff top down to the sea. Very few people come here. Spend undisturbed hours with your partner and enjoy the absolute tranquillity. Here you are one with nature - completely, if you want to be, as nude bathing is allowed. Remember to bring plenty of cool refreshments because there's nothing here but untouched nature.

Praia do Canavial - Pure Algarve with a touch of the Caribbean

Sometimes you don't have to travel too far to indulge in Caribbean perfection. Forget gruelling long flights and exhausting jetlag. Turquoise water and powdery white sand can be found in Southern Europe too. You just have to keep your eyes open.

The Algarve coast has lots of impressive beaches to offer and Praia do Canavial is one of these hidden gems. Not everyone knows about the spot. Walk along a winding path that leads you through an area with lots of trees and plants. Once you have found the steep steps in the thick undergrowth, only a few metres lie between you and the delightful beach. When you get down here, it feels like you have arrived in a secret paradise.

You'll only have to share the white sand with a few people and there's so much privacy here that you can get down to some serious sunbathing. You can also bathe nude at Praia do Canavial. There's very little here apart from you, the sun and the clear water. The bay is bordered by the light brown rocks of the neighbouring beach.

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    7/10
  • Family
    4/10
  • Water sport
    1/10
  • Party
    1/10
How did you like the beach?
Praia do Canavial is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 7/10 points
Place 6 of 107
Here you can simply relax and enjoy the pleasures of life.
Family: 4/10 points
Place 87 of 107
Although this beach is not unsuitable for families, we can't recommend it for you and your loved ones.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 72 of 107
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 62 of 107
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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6/10
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4/10
Beauty
9/10
Romance
6/10
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2/10
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  • Sharp rocks
  • sharp stones
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