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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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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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330 reviews 330 reviews
72 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Lymington, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Real Portugal, although a boat trip away from Olhao, Monte Gordon and Tavira it is the real Portuguese fishing communities home. The beaches although a ten minute walk from the harbours are well worth it

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Seaham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Freshest seafood to be had, great people, amazing beaches. Good place to look around. Is small but friendly, great to see how the fishermen live and work.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing island, local fisherman live and work here all year round. Very friendly. Beaches are golden sands with blue blue water

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