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“ria formosa”(6 reviews)
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Rua da Torre Velha, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-037, Portugal
+351 281 951 467
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All reviewslow tideria formosamanta rotagreat beachoff the beaten trackoysterson footworth a visitsmall beachlots of parkingbeautiful villagetiny villageall kindseastern algarvethe riverlagoonfabrica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Off the track a little but really worth a visit albeit not a great deal that but suggest combining with a short drive to Fabrica.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice view as all Portugal. Easy to find this place, nice always- at day and at night. You can leave Your car near this place.

1  Thank Kalniete
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The acess to the beach must be made by boat or wait till the low tide to cross walking. We prefer do it by boat (by 1.5€/adult and 1€/child from 4 to 10). I recomend you to take ALL you need with you because there...More

1  Thank Carla L
Reviewed 31 July 2018

If you have small or not so small kids, this is a beach they will love, especially when the tide is low. Crabs, fishes, small ponds of sea water, there is a world of adventures to live for the small ones in the middle of...More

Thank pmartinslux
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I read the TripAdvisor review and thought: we have to see this. Well It's really a nice relaxed place to visit. But I don't think it deserves the first place ranking it has now. It's nice that there aren't hotels and just 2 restaurants, but...More

Thank Keesjan G
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The place is amazing. If you don’t have an umbrella you can get a small one with two deck chairs or an open bungalow for a good price. Depending on the sea, you can walk there or take a boat.

Thank SimoneCP86
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The village has a large parking in front of it. We went there late afternoon and the tide was still low, so we were able to go quite far inland and benefited from a beautiful large view of the coast and the sea. It was...More

Thank Mathieu S
Reviewed 19 May 2018

If anything, this is even more lovely than the excellent Praia do Barril. You can only get to this beach by crossing an estuary at low tide, and then its 300-400m walk. The parking is limited. All of this means, the beach isn't crowded. When...More

4  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Beautiful and wild beach, near Cacela Velha, that can be reached by foot, very good quality water, during summer time parcking dificulte. It is located on the sand barrier and actualy can be reached by foot.

Thank Arlivrett1953
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is very pretty and peaceful with a lovely graveyard, white British style telephone box and fortifications. Tremendously long walk down steps to the beach and a shortage of parking. Not terribly good if you are less than mobile but the views are spectacular.

Thank ExileScot
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Sandra P
23 June 2016|
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Response from Gearoid O O | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know the official answer is 'no'. There are signs at all the beaches (from Altura to Mata Rota certainly) prohibiting dogs but in practice many people do bring them and they seem to be tolerated. I hope this... More