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Camping Costa Nova

Camping Costa Nova

Portugal, Beiras and The Centre, Aveiro, Ilhavo

234 393 220
Open (touring pitches):  
21 March - 30 September.

Ref: PO8060

Alan Rogers Review

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.


Two art deco-style toilet blocks are well spaced around the site and offer adequate facilities with free hot showers but cold water to open-style washbasins and to sinks. Laundry room. The impressive entrance building houses reception, a supermarket, a small bar/café (all season) and a large multi-purpose room with a bar, entertainment area and games equipment (July/Aug). Apartments to rent. Games room. TV. Play area. Football field. Internet access. WiFi in amenities area (free).

  • American Motor Homes
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site



Site is 80 km south of Porto. From A1 motorway, take A25 west to Aveiro. At roundabout at end of motorway turn south on EM592 through Costa Nova; site is well signed and is on right in 1.5 km.