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Orbitur Camping Mira

Orbitur Camping Mira

Portugal, Beiras and The Centre, Coimbra, Praia de Mira

231 471 234
218 117 070
231 472 047
Open (touring pitches):  
1 April - 30 September.

Ref: PO8070

Alan Rogers Review

A small, peaceful seaside site set in pinewoods, although these have sadly been depleted by a recent storm, Camping Mira is situated to the south of Aveiro and Vagos, in a quieter and less crowded area. It fronts onto an extensive lake at the head of the Ria Barrinha. The entrance has now been moved to the rear of the site from where a track leads directly to the dunes and a wide quiet beach. The site has around 225 pitches on sandy soil, including some 40 chalets to rent. The pitches are not marked but have trees creating natural divisions. Electrical connections (6A) are available throughout.

The lake provides opportunities for lighthearted boating and for various water sports including sailing. A small lagoon, where fishing is possible, is even closer to the site. The approach across country from the south takes you through extensive woodlands, part of the National Forest, where walkers and cyclists can get plenty of exercise. To the north is the attractive town of Aveiro, known as Portugal’s Venice and close by is delightful little Costa Nova with its traditional, brightly-painted houses and an amazing fish market. To the south-east is the bustling university town of Coimbra with good shopping, interesting architecture and museums and, it is said, a thriving nightlife.


Two traditional toilet blocks are clean but in need of refurbishment; they provide free hot showers and open-style washbasins, some with hot water. Washing machines and dryer. Facilities for disabled visitors. Motorcaravan services. Gas supplies. Shop, bar, restaurant and takeaway are franchised but should be open all season. TV room. Play area. WiFi throughout (free). Chalets to rent.

  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Outdoor Pool Nearby
  • Restaurant
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Free



Site is 110 km south of Porto. From A17 coastal motorway at exit 12, take the N109 south towards Figuera da Foz. At Mira turn northeast on N334 and follow signs west to Praia de Mira. Site is south of village at the southern end of the lake, on the right.