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Lagoa dos Salgados

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Gale, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

This lagoon is home to a wide variety of water birds Herons Storks Ibis Spoonbills and many small species. There is an observation tower half way long the walk

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ALAN B
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

This is a gorgeous place. Wide open sandy beach, with a stunning lagoon and marsh. A boardwalk allows you take in the views. There is a huge variety birds, turtles and fish clearly visible. However, despite it being a nature reserve, it is so littered....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

Worth a visit even if you are not a 'birder'! Normally plenty of ducks and wading birds to see if the water level is not too high! The boardwalk is good to stroll along but watch out for cyclists!!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pamela M
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our walk through Lagoa did Salgados, looking at the various wildlife in and on the water, in the air and on land around the lagoon. We used the good sized carpark at the Salgados end of the lagoon, which despite it being the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Parkrunner71
Reviewed May 23, 2019

The Lagoa dos Salgados is a place to visit for a great day out.With Gale Praia on one side and Salgados golf course in the other.The walk along the raised walkways taking the views watching the wild life many different birds from Stilts, coots and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Albert W
Reviewed April 30, 2019

This beach, unlike most of this coast, has no cliffs. It’s on a nature reserve with a boardwalk walk around it. Flamingos nest here and sometimes can be seen. Lots of fish in the river that is set back from the sea but doesn’t enter...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Heartinherts
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Just off Gale Beach is a natural Portuguese area that is transversed by a wide long boardwalk that takes you around the area. Plants are featured with a wide variety of local hearty plants that can survive the hot climate. Nice end to beach visit,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rbattis
Reviewed April 16, 2019

We have stayed in the Algarve on many occasions, but never once have been here before. It is a beautifully kept, boardwalk reserve, quiet, fabulous for birdwatching. We particularly wanted to see the white flamingos, and we lucky enough to see a flock in flight....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cerises1949
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Others had mentioned this place as worth visiting, but it wasn't easy to get to without a car. January 2019 we decided to stay for a week within walking distance of the Lagoa, and I can recommend this - especially if you are with other...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annie H
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Good thing this lagoon by the beach. Its like a mini natural park right next to the salgados beach with some micro wild life on it.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Ross and Hayley J
May 4, 2018|
Response from 3362alant | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is wheelchair friendly but I believe the only washroom is in the parking lot at the Gale entrance
April 3, 2018|
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Response from 3362alant | Reviewed this property |
Actually there are no guides. You cannot get lost as you have to stay on a wooden boardwalk which parallels the beach(on the other side of high dunes). As stated before the are lots of English speaking birdwatchers there... More