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Ilha da Culatra

Olhao, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Olhao
Type: Islands
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Ilkley
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth the short ferry ride, beautiful beach, strong tides and high waves may mean not quite so suitable for little ones.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The good life on an isolated island with beautiful South facing beach that stretches for kilometres. No roads small fisherman huts. But only a hop and a skip from Olhoa but the ferry chugs for 30+ minutes as it winds its way through the tidal mud flats that are work places to dozens of local clam collectors.

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Not much to day other than the quiet is hypnotic. No cars-the only noise is the local wildlife. Go...

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lovely ferry ride across to the island where there is a 10 minute walk to the beach which is magic - the sand squeaks underfoot as you walk along!! You can also explore the quaint little fishing village. Worth a visit!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I loved this place, so simple and such a relaxed way of life. Sea Bass straight from the sea that morning for lunch, a couple of beers, what more could a man want?

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Brilliant people bars and eateries not a lot to dislike golden sands and sun and good food loved the place Loved the food Loved the people

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Not much to see here, just a few local residences and bars but the most lovely sany beach for miles and lovely warm sea.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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359 reviews 359 reviews
76 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ferry ride from Olhao to Culatra is an adventure in itself, if you don't get to the ferry early you will find youself on the lower deck and it can be a bit of a squeeze, they just keep loading people on, so much for health and safety, but it is worth it when you get to Culatra. The village... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We really liked this Island, we had a glass of wine and a beer for €1.90, there are lots of little cute houses and a nice beach and only a walk from Farol which has a bit more happening.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The beach was glorious. Hard and expensive to get to by water taxi unless there at least 5 of you, otherwise get the ferry but stick to the timetable as journeys are few and far between. Worth it though with some really good restaurants especially cafe rui

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