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 18th February

    High 01:44am (3.50m)
    Low 07:59am (0.48m)
    High 02:13pm (3.41m)
    Low 08:15pm (0.47m)
  • Tue 19th February

    High 02:34am (3.70m)
    Low 08:46am (0.29m)
    High 03:01pm (3.57m)
    Low 09:02pm (0.34m)
  • Wed 20th February

    High 03:20am (3.82m)
    Low 09:32am (0.19m)
    High 03:47pm (3.64m)
    Low 09:47pm (0.30m)
  • Thu 21st February

    High 04:04am (3.84m)
    Low 10:15am (0.20m)
    High 04:31pm (3.63m)
    Low 10:30pm (0.36m)

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