Praia da Corredoura: the #1 guide
Praia da Corredoura is an isolated beach in the municipality of Lagoa. The beach is a true paradise, with very few people visiting the beach at all. That is because the beach is quite hard to reach, since it is only accessible from the sea. However, if you manage to get to this beach, you will never want to leave. Let’s discover this beach.
Praia da Corredoura is a medium-sized beach located in a cove between Praia de Benagil (in the west) and Praia da Marinha (in the east). In fact, the beach is just east of the famous Algar de Benagil (the Benagil cave). Praia da Corredoura is surrounded by tall cliffs, which protect the beach from the wind.
Praia da Corredoura is a deserted beach. That is because there is no easy way to access the beach. The beach is not accessible on foot; the beach is only accessible from the water. That means that you can only reach the beach if you have a boat, kayak or stand-up paddle board. The fact that this beach is so hard to access truly means that there is usually no one on the beach, even in the height of summer. If you manage to reach Praia da Corredoura, you will have the whole beach to yourself.
Sometimes the only life on the beach are a flock of sea birds.
The best thing to do on this beach is to soak up the sun and enjoy the peace. In addition you can search for shells or take a dive in the crystal clear water. The water is usually calm, with small waves only. It is great for snorkelling as well.
Furthermore, there are two caves in the cliffs on either side of the beach. You can explore them, which is a nice thing to do.
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
There is a walking trail from Praia da Marinha all the way to Praia de Vale Centeanes. This trail is called Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (trail of the Seven Hanging Valleys) and is truly one of the best walks in the entire Algarve. The walk takes you along seven valleys.
Praia da Corredoura is in fact one of the valleys along this walking trail. Since the walking trail is quite popular, you will occasionally see people walking by on top of the cliffs. If you do (part of) this walk, you can admire Praia da Corredoura from the cliffs as well, which is a beautiful sight.
How to get there
Praia da Corredoura is not accessible from the top of the cliffs. It is only accessible from the water. This means you can only access it by boat, kayak or stand-up paddle board. If you do not wish to undertake this journey alone, there is in fact, an organized stand-up paddle board tour towards the beach.
Restaurants and hotels
The beach is relatively close to Praia do Carvalho. Thus we recommend the same restaurants and hotels as you can find in the article about Praia do Carvalho.
Another option is to quickly check the availability of nearby hotels. Below you can find a map with the location of hotels near Caramujeira. By changing the date of your holiday, the map will show you the current prices.
Would you like to go an on excursion? There are some very good excursions in this part of the Algarve. Below you can find some of our favourite excursions nearby.
There are absolutely no facilities on Praia da Corredoura. There is no toilet nearby and there is not a restaurant in sight. This is a truly deserted beach.
Facilities in Praia da Corredoura:
- Restaurant: no
- Bar/club: no
- Toilet: no
- Shower: no
- Water sports: no
- Sunbeds: no
- Parking: no
- Lifeguards: no
- Blue flag beach: no