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The Almargem Lagoon is located in the municipality of Loulé approximately half the distance between Quarteira and Vale do Lobo, just south of Fonte Santa, east of Praia do Cavalo Preto (Black Horse beach) pine forest, west of Forte Novo beach and pine forest, and nortth of the Almargem beach.
Situated on the old Almargem Marshes, Lagoa do Almargem plays an important role in terms of landscape, recreational and ecological, and has become one of the local bird watching most visited in the Algarve region. The Almargem Lagoon is part of a series of small lakes on the coast of the Algarve.
The characteristic red cliffs of this stretch of coast stop to give way to the mouth of the Ribeira do Almargem that flooding the surrounding land and form a calm water lagoon, very inviting to waterfowl. It is thus possible to be on the beach and quietly observe the sea birds dives in search of food in the pond water. The wetland vegetation, reeds and rushes, is mixed with the reversal of incipient dunes of sand. The small pond is surrounded by a vast forest of pine and oak trees, home to plants such as thyme and stubborn, exclusive to this region of the Algarve. This is a very quiet place, a small natural paradise next to the nearby beaches of Quarteira
Beach surrounded by pine widely used for picnics. It is a place where tranquility reigns. With good infrastructure support, its calm waters are monitored. Ease of Parking: car parking.
Support services are available: Disabled Access, Restaurant, Beach with lifeguard, toilets, light vessels without engine
Location and access: Road Quarteira, Almancil.
By car from Quarteira: Drive down the road that goes towards Almancil, pass the Camping and take the next road on the right, signposted "Beach Almargem. Follow the road towards the sea, leading through the pine forest.