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

  • Wed 12th June
    Low 1:33am (1.12m)
    High 7:51am (2.65m)
    Low 1:37pm (1.34m)
    High 8:02pm (2.84m)
  • Thu 13th June
    Low 2:24am (1.22m)
    High 8:44am (2.57m)
    Low 2:31pm (1.44m)
    High 8:54pm (2.74m)
  • Fri 14th June
    Low 3:21am (1.29m)
    High 9:41am (2.53m)
    Low 3:34pm (1.49m)
    High 9:52pm (2.68m)
  • Sat 15th June
    Low 4:22am (1.31m)
    High 10:41am (2.55m)
    Low 4:41pm (1.48m)
    High 10:53pm (2.66m)

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