Farol do Calcanhar, Touros

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Calcanhar Lighthouse, also known as Touros Lighthouse and formerly named Olhos D'Agua, is an active lighthouse in Touros, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. At a height of it is the nineteenth tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world, as well as the tallest in Brazil, and one of the tallest concrete lighthouses in the world.LocationThe lighthouse is strategically placed on the beach of the Ponta de Calcanhar, near Touros, where the Brazilian coast forms a right angle, known as “Esquina do Brasil” or "Esquina do Continente", near the northern end of the great curve of the cape of São Roque, the northeastern shoulder of South America. It alerts ships to a coral reef located about offshore. A spiral staircase of 277 steps leads to an observation platform; a 21-step ladder leads to the light.The site also includes several one-story lighthouse keeper's houses and the light station has a resident keeper. The site is open, and the tower is open to the public daily 9 am to 11 am.
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  • The Lighthouse is huge and is a military area and is strategically installed in one of the more advanced coastal points. Unfortunately is closed to visitation and no information at all. Beach heel already is quite rustic and does not have any infrastructure, nor seemed the most alluring for a sea bath.
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  • The beach and the Calcanhar Lighthouse is one of the attractions of Bulls, RN. It is a beautiful beach and very little explored, keeping their native characteristics. Near the lighthouse there is a beautiful warm waters and Green Lake, which is formed at low tide. Access is somewhat restricted, but it's worth a lot to visit!
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  • A beautiful beach but only in visual. You can't bathe because there's a lot of algae and the water is dark. On the other hand the look is sensational
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  • Nice to visit the place of ATV, because it takes advantage of every inch Beach, which is very beautiful. Recommend going in time of low tide to get the natural pools. The Lighthouse is the largest in the country, I couldn't get in because he was in maintenance.
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  • Worth knowing has wonderful beaches magnificent place
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  • Wonderful site calm. Good to visit and a good place to calm the mind.
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  • Beautiful beach good assesso what a pity it's not open for agent visit
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