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Why Visit the Carrasqueira Comporta Palafitic Pier?

The Carrasqueira Comporta Palafitic Pier is a place known for being an architectural masterpiece and it promises to be an excellent choice for any season.

This piece had its construction marked between the decades of 50 and 60, with wooden stakes irregular, fragile of appearance. Nowadays, it has the objective of serving the fishing boats that lay there, having a few hundred meters in which it is possible to walk.

The Palafitic Pier is one of the most visited places in the county as it allows you to see the nearby boats and some birds from the area of the Sado Estuary, all during the tour on the spot. If it pleases you, you can also see the sunset from this pier.

Continue reading and find out how to get to the place and what the reasons Carrasqueira in Comporta should be part of your list of places to visit.

Cais Palafítico da Carrasqueira, Comporta
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6 Reasons to visit the Carrasqueira Palafitic Pier (Comporta)::

1. The visit is possible in any season

There are places that should be visited in specific seasons of the year in order to maximize the experience. The Carrasqueira Palafitic Pier in Comporta is not one of these places, since your visit is allowed all year round.

If you want to enjoy the peace and serenity of the place, make your visit at dawn, any time of the year, when there are still few people present.

2. Ancient architecture with current utility

The dock has an old architecture, built between the 50s and 60s, with the aid of irregular and fragile-looking wooden stakes. Even today the appearance remains, but the place is safe for your visit.

Nowadays, this wharf has the purpose of serving as a dock for the fishing boats that stay at the place. The whole structure was built with the objective of allowing the fishermen easy access to their boats and thus remains to this day.

3. It allows observation of boats and birds of the Estuary

This pier is found in Carrasqueira, in Comporta, and offers unique experiences to the fishermen who each morning go to the same place to start their day. However, this is not only for the fishermen, but also for all those who wish to observe diversified vessels and birds of the estuary.

Incidentally, it is not by chance that this is one of the most visited places in the county. Try to visit this place at dawn, watch the sunrise, watch the boats floating in the water and take a close look at the birds that complete the whole relaxing scene.

If you prefer to watch the sunset, visit this pier in the late afternoon.

4. Location very close to Troia

Staying in Troia is always a good solution as this place is safe and accessible to certain regions. Carrasqueira, for example, is 25 minutes by car, so you can visit the location on the same day with a round trip.

To get to the place just follow the directions found along the way.

5. It has everything that is needed by fishermen

The pier is a great place to stroll and relax a bit, both at the end of the day and at the beginning of it. Although it has this advantage, its purpose is turned to the fishermen since, in this place, they can find everything to carry out their activity.

With a quick visit you will realize that the wooden walkway was made so that the fishermen arrive at their boats without any difficulty. There are also storage facilities for storing your fishing belongings.

6. Offers peace and serenity during the visit

Finally the ultimate reason to visit this Carrasqueira Pier – Comporta – is the possibility of relaxation. When visiting the place you will realize that it offers a moment of peace and serenity to your visitors, either through the maritime environment or through the birds that complete the image of the place.

To enhance your experience, visit this pier at the end of the day or at the beginning of the day, according to your preference.

How to get to Carrasqueira Palafitic Piere (Comporta)?

The Palafitic Pier is located in Alcácer do Sal, in Carrasqueira, 20 km from the region of Troia, more concretely in the Natural Reserve of the Sado Estuary. It is one of the places that attracts more visitors in the county, due to its architectural beauty, but also to the wonderful views you can see there.

Carrasqueira, where the pier is situated, is a village approximately 3 km from Comporta. To get to this village you must leave from Troia towards Carrasqueira – there is signaling to indicate the way – and, arriving at the place, go to the pier through the existing signs.

The route is simple and will have all the necessary information to reach your destination in approximately 25 minutes.


See map of the route from Troy to the Palafitic Pier:

Are you ready for your next Adventure?

Prepare everything you need and visit the Carrasqueira Palafitic Pier in Comporta.

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