Discover the stripy colourful houses of Costa Nova beach with it's fisher village feel and fish market, see the tallest Lighthouse of the Country in Barra beach and witness the greatness of the trawl fishing ship Santo André.
We leave Aveiro´s city centre in a comfortable journey that lasts no longer than ten minutes towards the beaches, crossing the Aveiro Salt Marsh trough a bridge that can serve as an excellent lookout where you can appreciate the narrow sandy area that separates the Ocean from the Marsh.
Arriving at the Barra beach we can admire the tallest lighthouse of the country, that dominates a beach with wide sandy areas, an amazing ocean and the entry canal of the Aveiro Harbour.
Heading south we arrive at the neighbouring Costa Nova beach, where we can witness it’s “palheiros”, the colourful stripy houses that remind us of beautiful doll houses. We will explore the narrow streets of this picturesque fishing village and its fish market, a traditional bazar in a modern and bright coloured space, that serves both tourists and the local fishing community.
After having lunch in Costa Nova, and for this we can give you some tips of where to find restaurants that serve fresh fish and seafood, we head towards Gafanha da Nazaré where we can find the Oudinot Garden. Located in the north part of the canal and having a privileged position between land and Marsh, this garden is one of the best and pleasurable public spaces of the Aveiro Region, where you can also find a river beach and the majestic trawl fishing ship that we are going to visit, the Ship Museum Santo André. This magnificent vessel was part of the Portuguese cod fishing fleet and wishes to show the art of trawl fishing and to honour the memory of its seamen during half of century of labour.
Duration – 5 hours approx.
Departure – 10h30 am
Children up to 3 yo – Free
Drop off – Aveiro city centre
Tours are available in Portuguese, English and Spanish
. Transportation from and to the city centre
. Tour director present at all times
. Several pick up points throughout the city of Aveiro
. Ship Museum Santo André entrance
. Mandatory insurances
Not included in tour
. Personal expenses and gratuities
Beach and Ship Museum Santo André