Situated near Porches on the Algarve in Portugal is this wonderful little gem of a beach Praia da Cova Redonda. It is generaly overlooked in favour of the nearby Praia da Senhora da Rocha but if you can find it then Praia da Cova Redonda will not disappoint. It is reached by a long set of gently descending steps that finally lead you out onto the fine golden sands of the beach. The photographs of Praia da Cova Redonda below are of the delightful little cove at the foot of the steps down to the beach which becomes cut off from the main beach at high tide.
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Steep cliff and rock formations on the southern Portuguese Algarve coastline near to Carvoeiro
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If you wander down to the beach nearest to the village (Praia da Angrinha) you will see the rather amazing Fort of São João de Arade. It began life in the 15th century as a lookout tower and then was extended in 17th/18th century as part of the fortifications protecting the mouth of the river. At the beginning of the 20th century it was turned into a home on the initiative of the poet, Coelho Carvalho which is how it came by it's present day, rather romantic, appearance.
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Coastal rock formations on the Portuguese southern Algarve coast