Carvalhal Beach, Portugal

Carvalhal Beach; Stunningly beautiful.

Praia do Carvalhal is located just outside the village and attracts both local and foreign visitors. The beach is served by two restaurants serving rice, pasta, shellfish, grilled fish, clams and sweet potato.

A contiguous eco-system stretching from the ocean shore, over the dunes and throughout the pine forest, where the ancient lagoons begin. In modern times these lagoons have been transformed in to paddy fields and host multiple insect, bird and flower varieties and species that culminates a rich biodiversity.

Activities include swimming, fishing, surf, body-board, walking, jogging and sunbathing.


Beach Access

Accessible beach certificate ISO 14001

Praia da Carvalhal has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag (Awarded successively since 2002) and Gold Quality Standard Awards and provides both disability and bicycle access.

There are amphibious wheel chairs for those with disabilities enabling its user to bathe safely with suitable lifeguard support.


Secure, shaded parking is located 200m from the shoreline with on-street parking during the summer months. Cost to park is €3.50

Water temperature

The water temperature varies between 14º and 20º with the yearly average at an accommodating 17º, and is the perfect temperature on hot sunny days when you’re desperate to cool down.


The beach has security surveillance with both marine police patrols and life guards on duty throughout the summer months


Beach Facilities

Sun beds and parasols are available for rent throughout the summer, although due to the high demand and limited availability we suggest that you book in advance. Contact “Por do Sol” for your reservation.

Showers and toilets are also available.


For the environmentally conscious, colour coded recycling bins are in use at the beach.


Carvalhal Beach Restaurants


Por do Sol

A great family run restaurant with friendly and efficient staff. Superb beach food at reasonable prices.


Restaurante dos Pescadors

On a good day, this restaurant can match any other when it comes to grilled fish. The owner also produces their own wines, you should try some, it’s delicious.



Whether you are travelling from Grandola, Melides, Troia or Alcacer do Sal, you will need to join the National road 261 (N261) and head towards Carvalhal village. Once there you may follow the signs to the beach.


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