Beaches of Central Portugal
The Silver Coast / A Costa Prata
I wrote this blog to assist people who were thinking of coming to the area and to help them understand what the coastal resorts had to offer and what the various beaches looked like.
I added addresses and GPS co ordinates so that you can use Google Earth.com or your in car SatNav to find the easily. All of the photographs were taken at the locations specified.
Enjoy your travels in Portugal, jump in, the waters lovely and the welcome warm.
Figueira da Foz (The fig tree at the mouth of the river)
This is one of the busiest resorts on the Silver Coast a lively modern coastal resort centered around the Mondego river and huge sandy beach. Located in the Coimbra district although 38 kilometers west of Coimbra it is served by many trains and buses from Coimbra city.
Close to the river mouth is the modern Marina of Figueira da Foz * Sat Nav location on the Avineda da Foz do Mondego N 40. 148.10 W 8.96.206 * which also hosts a diving / scuba school and dingy sailing clubs.
The small boat club which mainly has fishing orientated members also has a small bar. I was once the first none Portuguese member of this friendly organization.