People are being warned to be particularly careful near coastal cliffs following a massive rockfall at Vale Currais near Carvoeiro sometime on Thursday (November 14).
The cliff that gave way is located just around 500 metres west of the popular Praia do Paraíso in Carvoeiro and is the exact same location where two similar rockfalls happened in January (click here).
Luckily, the rockfall seems to have taken place at a time when no one was near the area. The beach underneath where the rubble landed is also only accessible by sea.
Portimão Port Captain Gonzalez dos Paços told the Resident that Maritime Police were informed about the rockfall by Lagoa Council and that it was being investigated as we were speaking this morning.
As pictures posted on social media seem to show that the walking path near the cliff gave way, the area is most likely to be cordoned off.
“We will close off the area with tape or, if needed, we will work with the local council to set up stronger barriers to ensure people’s safety,” Gonzalez dos Paços said.
The port captain also urged people to be cautious around coastal areas, to always respect the signposting and even warn other citizens if they see them in any kind of potentially dangerous situations.
“We do not want to alarm anyone. Beaches and coastal areas are safe to explore and enjoy as long as people respect the rules and the warning sings,” he said.