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Camp. Costa Nova do Prado

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Camping Nova da Prado is a campsite on the west coast of Portugal, located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. As a result the campsite attracts many water sports enthusiasts, especially surfers. The colourful campsite is specially laid out for campers with tents. The campsite 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 campsite 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 campsite.

Pitches galore

The pitches have the upper hand on the campsite. 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 campsite 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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Reviews (11)

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Average rating: 6.5

Toilet facilities
Price - quality comparison
Child friendliness
Sports facilities
Swimming pool
Food and drink

Peter Roberts, on this campsite in May 2022


Travelling party: Couple

As it has been said before good price but very cramped if your a UK visitor you need an adapter. Toilet facilities ok but not brilliant male cleaner in the ladies facilities whilst they were changing…not good.

Tara Gibson, on this campsite in September 2021


Travelling party: Couple

This is ok for a 1/2 night stopover, but it is all very cramped, the pitches are squashed and too many sharing 1 electric point. The facilities are very tired looking, and toilets and showers only moderately clean. The shop had very little and it expensive. At night there were terrible drain smells, which made our stay very unpleasant. However, it’s location was good for walking into lovely Costa Nova and for the bus ride to Aveiro.

Christopher Denley, on this campsite in September 2019


Travelling party: Couple

Great location for seeing Costa Nova, ca 1km walk away and also for visiting Aveiro by bus. The site is a bit tired but functional with grass pitches which are a little cramped. On site shop is expensive and poorly stocked. Overall happy with the site as the location compensated for all the other factors.

Don, on this campsite in August 2019


Travelling party: Family with children, 12 - 18 years

Camped for one night. Pitches for caravan were very small and separated by a rope! Nice welcome in reception though, young friendly staff.Toilet and shower facilities were unclean and smelly. Discouraged teenagers from using showers and amenities. Washed dishes in caravan instead of washing sinks on site. Beautiful beach though. Village short walk from campsite lovely in evening. Would not return to site but would visit beach again.

Simon Barnett, on this campsite in May 2019


Travelling party: Couple

I would suggest that you ignore the previous comments about the facilities. Having read them we nearly drove by but are so glad we didn’t. This site is in an excellent location with a stunning beach and only about 1 mile outside Costa Nova. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. We were here in May and chose our own position for our campervan. There is little shade and in the summer the spaces would mean that you are close to your neighbour. We had lots of room. The site has its own access onto the beach which is 200 yards away. What a beach. It stretches for miles in both directions and the sand is lovely and fine. I would imagine that even in the middle of summer it would never be crowded. There are 2 toilet blocks. Only one was open as the site was not busy. They are small but kept very clean and the showers were good. The electric supply was fine although you will need a 2 pin adapter. We had bikes and cycled to Costa Nova however there is a very good wooden walkway right outside the site following the lagoon. Costa Nova is pretty with very good restaurants and a small supermarket which was well stocked. The one on site is very limited. At weekends and in the summer Costa Nova would be very busy. We caught the bus into Aveiro. The nearest bus stop is outside the tourist information office by the roundabout in Costa Nova. It does not stop outside the campsite. About €3 single.The taxi from Costa Nova to Aveiro is €15. The grey waste, water and toilet emptying facilities are now excellent. Ignore previous reviews. We also took the car ferry from Porte da Barra to São Jacinto and drove up the estuary to Porto. A beautiful drive. . Check times as they are infrequent. Booking did not seem possible. We just turned up 15 mins before departure. (Rocket Dog).

Hugo, 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.

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W.B. Scheij

"Campsite with shaded and sunny pitches, located between the river and the sea with sandy beach. Plenty of water sports options. Near the lovely fishing village of Costa Nova and fascinating Aveiro."

- Inspector Ms W.B. Scheij

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General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening *
21-03-2022 till 01-10-2022
8 ha
Number of touring pitches
450 (6 - 50m2)
Number of accommodation units for hire
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* The opening period may vary due to the measures surrounding the coronavirus.

** 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
At the reception
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Passport/identity card required
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:Visa Card | MasterCard | Diners Club | Amex
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:Italian | French | Spanish | English
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:gas | electricity | charcoal
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
  • 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
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • 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


The weather on this campsite

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Max. 19.6° 20.2° 19.3° 19° 19.1° 20.1° 19.8°
Min. 14.3° 13.8° 15° 11.8° 11.6° 11.6° 13.4°
Precipitation 80% 70% 70% 0% 0% 5% 15%
Wind direction W SW NW NW N N NW
Wind speed 3 3 4 4 4 4 4


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 79% 138 5
Feb 77% 139 5
Mar 72% 88 6
Apr 73% 91 7
May 71% 78 8
Jun 70% 51 9
Jul 68% 15 10
Aug 67% 13 10
Sep 69% 47 8
Oct 73% 97 6
Nov 77% 128 5
Dec 78% 129 5

Average temperature



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  • 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. Follow the campsite signs.



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