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Quarteira and Vilamoura 25th May – updated

In Algarve, Portugal on May 26, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

New promenade / walkway Vilamoura – Quarteira

I have added a picture to the album that shows what it looked like a couple of years ago

and here’s the new view. They pinched a few feet of the Crowne Plaza’s back garden to straighten out the path!

Took a short trip to Quarteira and Vilamoura, in particular to see the much talked about walkway that has been built to connect Quarteira and Vilamoura. I have to say I was not overly impressed. It is an improvement over what was there before, but at only about 500 metres long I don’t see what all the fuss was about!

The walkway is about 10 metres wide and is formed of small interconnected stone blocks, so is fairly smooth and even. There is illumination all along, with solar powered street lights.

Artificial low sand dunes are being created between the walkway and the beach. This I assume to prevent sand being blown across the path, although is not working yet in some places. At the Vilamoura end the wide path abruptly becomes much narrower, That’s the path that has been there for some years which leads to the Vilamoura marina.

There you can see the vessels of the rich and / or famous on display.

The pictures I took : click to view

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