Lagoa de Obidos, Obidos

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The Lagoa de Óbidos is a lagoon that extends between the municipalities of Óbidos and Caldas da Rainha, in the Oeste subregion of Portugal.It is situated in a shallow depression, defined by unstable irregular contours close to the sea; it is a natural barrier that separate the Atlantic Ocean and marine biome from the river ecosystem of Foz do Arelho formed by lateral dunes. Its connection to the sea is made across an intermittent channel, whose transitional zone that requires timely interventions to maintain its access.
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  • Cute and nice but very windy. The area is well organized and prepared for tourists. Even with wind has huge demand
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  • The Lagoa de Óbidos is a saltwater Bay close to the walled city. Lagoa de Obidos is the largest salt water lagoon of Portugal with lakes and waterways extending for several kilometres. The beach is very popular because it offers both calm waters inside and powerful waves on the ocean side for surfers. Inland waters are also a safe environment for a variety of wildlife that can be seen from a scenic walk. The landscapes are beautiful.
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  • This is a very nice place to go with the family. The salted water lagoon is quite, with less waves than the open sea (meters away, but really close). Windy, so great for practising some wind water spo...  more »
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  • Great walks with the family.
  • Most beautiful lake in Portugal.
  • Fantastic bird life
  • Beautiful area to walk around and see birds
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  • Quiet, great for paddle practice.
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