This beach is located at the far western end of the Ria Formosa lagoon system, already inside the boundary of the Nature Park. Although no water mirror can be seen yet, the waterlogged areas that flood at high tide are well-known and are covered in typical wetland vegetation. The stone pine and cork oak forest that crowns the low, red cliffs, and where rabbits and unmistakable azure-winged magpies can be seen, is now to the rear. Having passed the marshland, you will find yourself faced with a large expanse of dune fields, covered in aromatic plants such as Portuguese Thyme and curry plants. You cannot help but admire the eye-catching sea daffodils, the delicate sea bindweed and the typical spiny thrift, splashing the tops of the dunes with white and pink. The support infrastructures on the beach are nicely integrated in the landscape, allowing you to have a snack and simultaneously contemplate the sea.
Address: Vale do Lobo
Postal Code: 8100
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