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Praia da Armona

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Praia da Armona


Sea Beach – This beach is located on the westernmost tip of the Island of Armona, close to Barra do Lavajo, and once again you have to cross the labyrinth of sand and silt in the Ria Formosa to reach it. The hamlet here essentially consists of summer holiday homes. There is also a campsite on the island, with bungalows, as well as local facilities for a variety of water sports. This is a large barrier island and to get to the beach on the sea side you have to cross the hamlet and the dunes, a total distance of about 1.5 km.

The landscape opens up next to the sea. The sands stretch eastwards for as far as the eye can see, giving those who enjoy walking an opportunity for some peaceful moments. The sandbanks next to the harbour delimit delightful natural pools. Here, too, you can observe the rich, aromatic flora of the dune fields, enjoy the warm winds from the east and admire the invariably fiery sunsets.

Ria Beach – The beach on the estuary side of the island, Armona-Ria, is also classified as a bathing beach, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the clear, calmer waters of the estuary by spending your beach time on the sands closer to the quay.

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Notes: The currents next to the harbour are usually very strong. In order to help preserve the site, you should only cross the line of dunes on the wooden walkways.

There are regular boat services from Olhão all year round, with plenty of organised parking in the vicinity of the quay. Support infrastructures include restaurants close to the beaches, WC and information facilities on Armona-Mar. There are lifeguards on duty on both Armona-Mar and Armona-Ria during the summer holiday season. Orientation: south-east.

Mar GPS: 37° 0'47.14"N 7°47'45.67"W

Ria GPS: 37° 1'23.33"N 7°48'24.05"W


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