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Coordinates: 37°05′24.3″N 8°24′45.0″W / 37.090083°N 8.412500°W / 37.090083; -8.412500

Marinha Beach located in Caramujeira, near the city of Lagoa, in Algarve region, Portugal.

Praia da Marinha (in English: Navy Beach) is one of the most emblematic and beautiful beaches of Portugal, located on the Atlantic coast in Caramujeira, Lagoa Municipality, Algarve, and considered by the Michelin Guide as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe and as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.[1] In 1998, it was also awarded with the distinguished "Golden Beach" award by the Portuguese Ministry of the Environment because of its outstanding natural qualities. Furthermore, many pictures of this beach have often been used in promotional material and "Guides of Portugal" distributed around the world.[2]

This beach is not only famous for its beautiful cliffs, but also for the high quality of the water. Marinha Beach has often been used by international advertising agencies and by television producers in advertising campaigns.

In 2015, the Marinha Beach was officially classified as one of the best destinations in Europe by the European Best Destinations / EDEN European Destinations of Excellence.[3]



  1. ^ Público Newspaper, Beach of the Navy, a postcard from the South, Andreia Marques Pereira, 2011.
  2. ^ Guide of Portugal, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, Dorling Kindersley, 2003; ISBN 978-0-7894-9423-8.
  3. ^ Best beaches in Europe in European Best Destinations / EDEN European Destinations of Excellence.

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