Praia da Marinha is a quaint sandy beach, surrounded by cliffs and pit caves, and is known for its rustic beauty. The wonderfully clear waters splash against the ochre limestone cliffs and the stunning rock formations. To the right of the beach is a famous rock structure, likening to the letter ‘M’, which is actually called the ‘M rock’. This rock formation can be seen from the scenic cliffside or during low tide, where you can walk along the beach to reach it.
The beach is accessed via a set of steps, which lead down the cliff, being a favourite with locals and tourists alike. At the end of the stairs, there is a restaurant and a small area of sand. To get to the main beach, you will need to walk further around past a huge rock.
If you’re an avid walker, instead of taking the stairs on the left of the beach, you can go right and follow the walking trail which lasts for several kilometres, providing amazing views over the nearby cliffs.