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Praia da Quinta do Lago

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Praia da Quinta do Lago

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This beach, associated with a high quality tourist resort, is located in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Park. Access to the beach is via a 300-metre-long wooden bridge across the reed plantations in the estuary. From here, you can already contemplate the coming and going of the tides, the mudflats with their typical marshland vegetation, the shellfish gatherers going about their business and, if you are lucky, gracious flamingos next to the shining saltpans.

This is prime bird watching area; there is a nature trail in the immediate vicinity, the high point of which is the observatory on the S. Lourenço Lake, from which you can watch mallards, Eurasian coots and purple swamphens, among other species.

The dune is well-preserved, with a wide variety of plant life. Alongside the natural surroundings, there are excellent support infrastructures for quality tourism, including golf courses, tennis courts and a horse riding centre.

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Notes: In order to help preserve the site, you should only cross the line of dunes on the walkways.
Road access is by a tarmacked road from Almancil, heading towards Quinta do Lago for approximately 7 km. There is plenty of organised parking. Support infrastructures include restaurants, WC, information and recreational facilities, and there are lifeguards on duty in the summer holiday season. Orientation: south-west.

GPS: 37° 1'30.97"N 8° 1'32.00"W

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