Camping Costa Nova lies between a wide river and the sea in a protected natural reserve. There is direct access to a large sandy beach via a wooden walkway over the dunes. The 150 grassy pitches have 10A electricity hook ups. There are three areas with pitches for tents, mainly defined by ropes and small (25-30 sq.m). Two sections for touring units are similarly divided up and most pitches are 60 sq.m. It must seem a bit cramped in high season. Larger tents and caravans can be accommodated. Nearby is the delightful village of Costa Nova with brightly painted houses, shops, bars and restaurants and an amazing fish market.
This site is ideal for those who enjoy surfing and other watersports and the surrounding area offers plenty of sites of interest for exploration. A new wooden cycle-way along the river bank takes you north to Costa Nova and south to Praia da Vagueira.
An easy drive away is Aveiro, known as Portugal’s Venice. Here you can stroll through the old town and take a boat trip through its waterways and out onto the extensive lagoon. Further afield, historic Coimbra, Portugal’s oldest university town, is full of interesting architecture, has several museums and is, apparently, also a great place to shop.