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Praia da Costa Nova

Costa Nova do Prado | Gafanha da Encarnação, Ilhavo 3830, Portugal
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Amazing

Wasn't sure what we were in for but this town is old and beautiful with lovely stripe painted... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
John H
via mobile
Striped Houses

Costa Nova is a small fishing village about 10km from Aveiro, situated on a narrow peninsula... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Craig M
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Bermuda
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  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“seafood” (4 reviews)
“nice beach” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Costa Nova do Prado | Gafanha da Encarnação, Ilhavo 3830, Portugal
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"seafood"
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"nice beach"
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"painted houses"
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"great fish"
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"day trip"
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"windy beach"
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"picturesque houses"
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"white sand"
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"fishing village"
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"praia da costa"
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"cold sea"
in 2 reviews
"beach town"
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"restaurants"
in 17 reviews
"lagoon"
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"stripes"
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"nova"
in 21 reviews
"river"
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Wasn't sure what we were in for but this town is old and beautiful with lovely stripe painted houses one side on the Atlantic and the other a lagoon. So many good restaurants to go to and a big fish market. Beaches are lovely with...More

2  Thank John H
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Costa Nova is a small fishing village about 10km from Aveiro, situated on a narrow peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria de Aveiro lagoon. As I arrived in Costa Nova, the tide was low in the lagoon and there were a group of...More

1  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Costa Nova is a small town located between the lagoon and the ocean; on one side you have calm waters, on the other the beach and the waves. Many years ago it was the place where the fishermen built wooden tents painted with brightly colored...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The beach is large with a good structure. The main square before the beach is very nice at dusk. The colorful houses are beautiful and blend in with the environment.

Thank 33Anonimo2014
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Area is now almost all tourist lets. Small houses have been converted from quaint residences to big top end weekly lets. Sad. Well worth a drive-by.

Thank Arenquerojo
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely coast with old & new stripey houses, very different, clean & interesting, great even just to drive or walk along.

Thank blueval
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

A small but popular seaside town full of character and clearly popular with locals. Some great fish restaurants.

Thank DominicDeBurca
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I have been fortunate enough to spend my Summers here while growing up. The place has changed considerably over the years, but it changed for better and better. It’s great and filled with families strolling around in the pedestrian area at night and day. Great...More

2  Thank Teresa M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The long run of lagoon fronted stripey houses are a delight, and as you walk through to the beach there is more of the same, and some interesting twists and variants. The beach and boardwalk seem endless, the sand is golden with many shells, and...More

1  Thank Lilacwheaty
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

White beach with beautiful view of striped houses all around...pretty relaxing and also easy to arrive at the beach. A bit tricky in terms of finding a parking though :)

1  Thank akmrony
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