Rio Alto

Rio Alto beach
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Estela beach dunes
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A few miles north of the seaside city of Póvoa de Varzim are the beaches of Rio Alto and Estela. A world away from the casino and high-rise beachfront hotels, the Praia do Rio Alto is backed by extensive dunes and farm land beyond. You won't find much in the way of facilities here, just the beach and the ocean. This open stretch of beach is usually quiet which makes it ideal as one of Northern Portugal's best known naturist beaches. Although it is not an official "nude beach" Rio Alto is certainly generally accepted as such.

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Rio Alto tide times

  • Mon 10th December

    High 04:17am (3.27m)
    Low 10:26am (0.81m)
    High 04:38pm (3.00m)
    Low 10:31pm (0.93m)
  • Tue 11th December

    High 04:51am (3.18m)
    Low 11:02am (0.90m)
    High 05:15pm (2.89m)
    Low 11:07pm (1.05m)
  • Wed 12th December

    High 05:28am (3.07m)
    Low 11:41am (1.01m)
    High 05:55pm (2.77m)
    Low 11:46pm (1.18m)
  • Thu 13th December

    High 06:08am (2.95m)
    Low 12:24pm (1.12m)
    High 06:41pm (2.67m)

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