Photo: Praia da Marinha, an image of the Algarve region
Praia da Marinha, meaning ‘Beach of the Navy’ is a beach located on the Atlantic coast in the civil parish of Carvoeiro, in the municipality of Lagoa, Algarve, the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. It is one of the most beautiful and symbolic beaches of Portugal. This beach is quite famous for its cliffs and for the pristine quality of the water. In 1998, it was the distinguished with the ‘Golden Beach’ award by the Portuguese Ministry of the Environment because of its outstanding natural qualities. The pictures of the beach have been used in promotional material for ‘Guides to Portugal’ distributed around the world. Photos and visuals of Praia da Marinha have been used extensively by advertising agencies and by television producers in advertising campaigns.