Praia da Marinha

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Marinha Beach near Lagoa, in Algarve, Portugal.
General view of the world famous Marinha Beach with the blue sea and rock outcroppings (situated in Caramujeira, near Lagoa, in Algarve, 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 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.

Coordinates: 37°05′25″N 8°24′38″W / 37.09028°N 8.41056°W / 37.09028; -8.41056

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  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.