Carcavelos Coastline
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Carcavelos Coastline

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The Carcavelos coastline extends for several kilometers on the Estoril Coast in Portugal. Here there are conditions to practice sports. In addition to surfing and windsurfing schools to operate on the beach, also takes place every years, the World championship of Soccer of Beach

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