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Camp. Costa Nova do Prado

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Guide price €22.50

Camping Nova da Prado is a camping site on the west coast of Portugal, located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. As a result the camping site attracts many water sports enthusiasts, especially surfers. The colourful camping site is specially laid out for campers with tents. The camping site is situated near the fishing village of Costa Nova, on a green piece of land between the Aveiro River and the sea.

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The camping site is in the style of the colourful, striped buildings one finds in Costa Nova. The entrance gate, which gives access to a driveway leading to the reception building, has a cheerful white and blue striped motif, which is regularly repeated on the camping site.

Pitches galore

The pitches have the upper hand on the camping site. With no less than 450 camping pitches you are spoilt for choice to find an ideal one: at the foot of the dunes, near the entrance or close to the toilet block. Please note: some tent pitches are rather small and are close together, especially in peak season. If you value privacy, make sure that you choose a slightly larger pitch or one of the rental accommodation units.


You don't have to leave the camping grounds for an active challenge. Climb over the dunes, get into your wetsuit and hop on a surfboard. The sea immediately behind the camping site is a surfers' paradise. However, it is not only surfers that are welcome here. You can bring your fishing rod, boat or canoe as well.

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Detail information about this campsite

J.A.M. Splinter-Geldman

This inspector visits Camp. Costa Nova do Prado every year and inspects the campsite on the basis of more than 200 amenities and other points of interest. The inspector is an ACSI staff member and does not work for the campsite.

- Inspector Ms J.A.M. Splinter-Geldman
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Average rating: 7.1

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David Lewis, on this campsite in September 2017


Travelling party: Couple

This site is ideally placed to take advantage of the wonderful wild beaches and cafes/restaurants in the village. What a pity the site facilities are so dreadful. Run down, smelly and unable to cope even in low season. The grey waste and chemical toilet facility was disgraceful with waste overflowing onto the road.
All this not helped by dog mess on pitches left behind by previous visitors. No attempt to address the situation by owners/management.

Nelsons, on this campsite in June 2017


Travelling party: Seniors

Situated by a large beach, (very rough waves when we were there so we didn\'t swim) and close to the village of Costa nova. There is a very good cycle path in either direction, we took it into Costa nova to see the striped fisherman\'s cottages. The pitches were divided by posts and some were very tight, most are not shaded, luckily we found one as the temperature was in the high 30\'s. Staff were helpful and friendly. The only negative was the state of the toilets, they were filthy and I refused to use them, a bit if bleach and elbow grease is needed!

Roy Hawthorne, on this campsite in June 2016


Travelling party: Couple

lovely peaceful site adjacent to beautiful beach behind sand dunes and a nice flat walk into Costa Nova a really nice small town where you can catch bus to Aveiro (well worth a visit) and onward train to Porto which we are doing in the morning.
Toilets clean and staff so very friendly.
There is no pool and during our visit in June no entertainment but there is a large meeting room for potential entertainment.
We would recommend and certainly come again.

Jackie Green, on this campsite in May 2015


Travelling party: Couple

Just stayed here for one night and will be going back again soon , great for the beach and fishing. You need a bike to go to town but a nice campsite. Showers in the ladies was cold but my husband said they were red hot in the men\'s, think they need to sort this out. €1.60 for a dog is a lot.they don\'t take showers. But over all a nice spot.

Michaella Brown, on this campsite in August 2011


Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

You can pitch your tent in a shady, grassy nook (As we did the first time) Or right at the back of the site, within the sound of the crashing waves (As we did the second time). The pictures don\\\'t do it justice. We find it a charming little site.
The toilet/ shower block is spotlessly clean, modern and well serviced. True, you won\\\'t find a steaming hot power shower here. (But that\\\'s not what we go for). I\\\'ve checked out quite a few sites since living in Portugal. Because of the dry summer climate and permanent pitches, some of them look like refugee camps. (Don\\\'t choose Praia da Barra!)
This is a pleasing, grassy site, in a very priveledged location. We\\\'re going back for a third time this weekend. I\\\'d recommend it. (By the way, the opening hours of the \\\'club house\\\' and on-site mini-market are a bit dubious during low season. Also, snack bar choices were very limited last time we went, but not a problem as far as we\\\'re concerned as we like to go off site to eat, or barbecue anyway).

General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening
21-03-2018 till 01-10-2018
8 ha
Number of touring pitches
450 (6 - 50m2)
Number of accommodation units for hire
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Situated on the coast (max. 0.5 km)
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:3G
  • WiFi zone
    • wifi zone free
At the reception
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Passport/identity card required
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:Amex | MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:English | Spanish | French | Italian
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:charcoal | electricity | gas
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Standard toilets
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Showers: hot water
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Baby room
  • Beach showers
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
  • Sand
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Dryers
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: extensive selection
    • period:01-07/01-09
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Communal barbecue area
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Bungalows/chalets
    • total:1
  • Rooms
    • total:9
  • Safes
  • River/stream swimming (max. 0.1 km)
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Beach showers
  • Sunbathing area
  • Sandy beach
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
For children
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • Baby room
  • Video games
  • No entertainment programme
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Multi-sports field
Recreation (adults)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Pool or billiards
  • Television
  • Video games
Situation of campsite
  • Situated on the coast (max. 0.5 km)
  • Distance to the sea (max. 10 km)
    • distance:0 km
  • Situated on river/stream (max. 0.1 km)
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance:3 km
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0,5 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:0,5 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
    • length:8,5
    • weight:4500 kg
Pitch amenities
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Separate area for young people
  • Temporary pitches outside the campsite with electricity
    • total:3
Address & Route

Would you like to book Camp. Costa Nova do Prado or request more information? You can do both using the information below.

  • Camp. Costa Nova do Prado
    Avenida José Esteváo
    3830-453 / Costa Nova/Ilhavo

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    40°35'59"N 8°45'4"W
  • A25 Aveiro East over the bridge towards Barra. 3/4 round the roundabout direction Costa Nova. Campsite signposted.

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Max. 25.3° 26.7° 23.7° 25.6° 30.1° 31.8° 30°
Min. 14.7° 15.4° 16° 14.6° 15.1° 15.5° 16.4°
Precipitation 0% 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5%
Wind direction NW NW N N N N NW
Wind speed 3 3 4 4 4 3 3

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Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 82% 157 4
Feb 79% 42 6
Mar 72% 94 7
Apr 79% 96 7
May 82% 83 7
Jun 76% 30 10
Jul 76% 29 9
Aug 78% 18 8
Sep 78% 77 8
Oct 82% 126 5
Nov 82% 136 5
Dec 83% 131 4
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