Quarteira: Lagoa do Almargem
The lagoon, a paradise for all kinds of water birds, is situated between Quarteira and Vale do Lobo on the Algarve coast
The little creek Ribeira do Almargem waters into the lagoon "Lagoa do Foz do Almargem", separated from the Atlantic Ocean only by a stripe of sand - the beaches "Praia do Almargem" and "Praia da Lagoa". The lagoon, an interesting eco system, is on both sides framed by pine forests on top of red sand stone cliffs. The place is an excellent location for bird watching and very popular with dos owners walking their four-legged friends. Campers find an excellent space on the nearby camping ground of Quarteira, and also an unofficial spot on clifftop of the Praia da Lagoa.