Sea, lagoon and sand dunes - enjoy the Beiras coastline and the Dunas de São Jacinto Nature Reserve.Follow the nature trails of the Dunas de São Jacinto Nature Reserve and enjoy a beautiful coastal landscape, with scenic forests and sand dunes stretching down to the sea. Watch migratory birds and other species in their native habitat.
The dunes of São Jacinto, an integral part of the ecosystem in the Beira Litoral region, are populated with ancient woodlands of resinous and broad-leaved trees, growing in small wetland areas and supporting much local wildlife.
The Reserve spreads over a large area between the sea and a lagoon and has been conserved to a high standard. The areas of woodland were planted over a century ago to protect inland areas from wind swept sand. You’ll find observation posts strategically placed in areas of great natural beauty, to the delight of bird watchers who can observe all kinds of waterbirds sheltering and nesting in the lagoon.
At the Visitor Centre, you’ll also find information on the environmental education activities organised by the Reserve.