Attention: beaches between Faro and Vilamoura are closed to baths

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The beaches between Faro Island and Vilamoura, in the Algarve, are banned from bathing due to a concentration of sea kelp that could be dangerous to health, said the Regional Environment Director.







A significant density of a species of red algae that could be dangerous to public health was detected on Sunday, and it was decided, together with the Health authority, to advise against bathing in a large area between Faro Island and Vilamoura, “said to the agency Lusa the regional director of the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA).

According to José Pacheco, “the species in question is not known until now, and samples have been collected for analysis, the result of which will only be known in a few days.”