Cabras Islet

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The two Islets, named as Grande (big) and Pequeno (small), that constitute the Cabras Islet are located in front of the southern coast of the wonderful Terceira Island, Azores Archipelago, at about 1km distance from the Feteira small village.

These Islets are classified as the Cabras Special Protection Zone, due to its natural importance, occupying a total surface of 29 hectares, having the Small Islet 84 meters and the Big Islet 147 meters high.

These are the biggest Islets of the Archipelago, volcanic remnants which basaltic lava entered in contact with the water forming littoral volcanic cones, nowadays quite altered by sea’s erosion.

Habitat for several species, namely avifauna, in the Cabras Islet many protected species nest, such as the Common Tern, the Calonectris, the Roseate Tern, the Capped Heron, or the Seagull, among many others.
The access to the Islet is difficult, even though sometimes some of the areas are used as pasture for cattle.
During summer months there are some boat trips available for those who wish to visit this Special Protection Zone, always with a conditioned number of visitors due to environmental issues.

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