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Praia Castelo do Queijo

Praia Castelo do Queijo
Praia Castelo do Queijo

Praia Castelo do Queijo translates to "Cheese castle beach"! The name actually comes from the Fort of São Francisco Xavier which overlooks the beach. It is said that the fort was built on a rock that resembled an enormous piece of cheese.

The beach itself is a short stretch of sand and rocks which backs onto a promenade. Not generally as popular as Matasinhos around the corner the beach still gets busy during the summer months

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Praia Castelo do Queijo tide times

  • Wed 28th June

    Low 01:18am (0.95m)
    High 07:35am (2.92m)
    Low 01:36pm (1.12m)
    High 07:56pm (3.19m)
  • Thu 29th June

    Low 02:23am (0.89m)
    High 08:38am (3.00m)
    Low 02:39pm (1.05m)
    High 08:54pm (3.25m)
  • Fri 30th June

    Low 03:18am (0.81m)
    High 09:31am (3.09m)
    Low 03:34pm (0.96m)
    High 09:47pm (3.31m)
  • Sat 1st July

    Low 04:06am (0.75m)
    High 10:19am (3.18m)
    Low 04:21pm (0.88m)
    High 10:33pm (3.34m)

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