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“ria formosa”(6 reviews)
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Rua da Torre Velha, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-037, Portugal
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All reviews low tide ria formosa great beach off the beaten track oysters on foot worth a visit lots of parking beautiful village the river fabrica lagoon church algarve boat restaurant architecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Faro is a very old city with the castle in the center. You must visit it if you are here. In a good weather it’s amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TimKS82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spend a couple of hours here.The views are awesome. Have lunch or just a coffee. Then go down to the beach and walk along to Fabrica.See thousands of small crabs on the beach.Well worth a trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HarryY381
Reviewed September 20, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Kalniete
Reviewed August 7, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Carla L
Reviewed July 30, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pmartinslux
Reviewed July 24, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Keesjan G
Reviewed July 12, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SimoneCP86
Reviewed July 6, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mathieus539
Reviewed May 19, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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