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Costa Nova Beach

Take photographs of yourself in front of the brightly painted candy-striped houses that line the shore behind the picturesque sandy beach. 

Costa Nova Beach is a vast expanse of clean, soft sand hemmed in on one side by sand dunes and on the other side by the Atlantic Ocean. Spend a day stretched out on the sands, soaking up the relaxing atmosphere. For something more active, select from a range of water sports including sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing. 

If you’re coming during summer, pack a swimsuit, as swimming is possible on this beach. Be aware that water temperatures are rather chilly. In windier weather, waves can be big, so make sure the conditions are safe before venturing into the water. Lifeguards keep watch over bathers to ensure they are safe and stay within designated zones. When you’re not swimming, simply sunbathe on the beach. Admire the views of the rolling waves or read a good book. Sun lounge chairs and umbrellas are available for rent. 

For something more exhilarating, choose from a range of water sports. Bring along a surfboard to tackle the waves, sign up for a windsurfing lesson or watch as water-skiers speed around the lagoon. 

Stroll along the boardwalk and look for the striking houses painted with stripes of bright blue, red, green and yellow. Standing behind the beach, facing the lagoon, these houses are known locally as “palheiros.” They once served as fishermen’s cottages before being converted into vacation homes. 

Pause for coffee and a pastry at one of the waterfront cafés or restaurants. Stay around until sunset for views of the setting sun and the ocean horizon. 

Find Costa Nova about 2 miles (3 kilometers) south of Barra Beach. Ride the bus from Aveiro to reach the beach. If you’re staying in Costa Nova town, the beach will be an easy walk away. The best time to visit is during summer when the weather and waters are at their warmest. Be aware that even during the summer months, the Atlantic waters can still be chilly.


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Costa Nova Hotel

Rua Arrais Anca, 16, Costa Nova, Ilhavo
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Costa Nova Beach and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Barra Beach. São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve and Aveiro Cathedral are also within 9 miles (15 km).

    On top of the sea and With the ria 5 Minutes Walk and Large Terrace
    On top of the sea and With the ria 5 Minutes Walk and Large Terrace

    On top of the sea and With the ria 5 Minutes Walk and Large Terrace

       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on the waterfront, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Barra Beach and Costa Nova Beach. Sao Jacinto Beach and São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Apartment by the sea in Costa Nova Beach, Aveiro
      Apartment by the sea in Costa Nova Beach, Aveiro

      Apartment by the sea in Costa Nova Beach, Aveiro

      Rua da Nossa Senhora da Encarnação 27, Ilhavo, Aveiro
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Ilhavo apartment building is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Barra Beach and Costa Nova Beach. São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve and Museu de Aveiro are also within 9 miles (15 km).

        One of the Best Views Costa Nova
        One of the Best Views Costa Nova

        One of the Best Views Costa Nova

        Ilhavo, Aveiro
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Barra Beach and Costa Nova Beach. Praia de Mira Beach is 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away.

          Casa da Costa Nova, Noble Zone Next to the Beach
          Casa da Costa Nova, Noble Zone Next to the Beach

          Casa da Costa Nova, Noble Zone Next to the Beach

          Largo Eça de Queiroz, Ilhavo, Aveiro
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Ilhavo apartment building is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Barra Beach and Costa Nova Beach. Praia de Mira Beach and São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve are also within 12 miles (20 km).

            Costa Nova Aveiro - Vista Mar e Ria
            Costa Nova Aveiro - Vista Mar e Ria

            Costa Nova Aveiro - Vista Mar e Ria

            Av. Nossa Sra. da Saúde 31, Ilhavo, Aveiro
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Barra Beach and Costa Nova Beach. Sao Jacinto Beach and São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Typical House 150 m From the Beach of Costa Nova in Aveiro With 3 BR and Terrace
              Typical House 150 m From the Beach of Costa Nova in Aveiro With 3 BR and Terrace

              Typical House 150 m From the Beach of Costa Nova in Aveiro With 3 BR and Terrace

              Avenida Nossa Senhora da Saúde 77, Costa Nova, Ilhavo
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the waterfront, this romantic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Barra Beach and Costa Nova Beach. Sao Jacinto Beach and São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Sea Ria - T1 Cozy and Central @ Costa Nova
                Sea Ria - T1 Cozy and Central @ Costa Nova

                Sea Ria - T1 Cozy and Central @ Costa Nova

                Avenida da Bela Vista, 59 RC B, Ilhavo, Aveiro
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Ilhavo, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Barra Beach and Costa Nova Beach. Praia de Mira Beach is 10.8 mi (17.3 km) away.