Must see attractions in Vila Nova De Milfontes

  • Sights in Vila Nova De Milfontes

    Praia do Malhão

    If you have your own transport, head 7km north of town to the fantastic Praia do Malhão, backed by rocky dunes and covered in fragrant scrub. The sea can be quite wild here, but the rugged coast is strikingly empty of development. To get here, travel 2.5km to Bruinheras, turn left at the roundabout just before the primary school, then travel another 3km.

  • Sights in Vila Nova De Milfontes

    Praia das Furnas

    On the left bank of the Rio Mira, Praia das Furnas is a long stretch of fine sand backed by small rocky cliffs. The sandbars in the area make for some relaxing frolicking in the waves – a good option for families. You can drive here, and you can also take the Maresia Milfontes ferry from Vila Nova de Milfontes.

  • Sights in Vila Nova De Milfontes

    Praia da Franquia

    The main beach in Vila Nova de Milfontes is where the sea meats the Rio Mira. Sectioned-off areas allow for safe swimming, though you'll still need to be mindful of strong currents. You can also hire kayaks and SUP boards on the beach.

  • Sights in Vila Nova De Milfontes

    Praia do Farol

    The 'Lighthouse Beach' just west of town is sheltered but gets busy. Beaches on the other side of the estuary are less crowded. Be careful of the strong river currents running through the estuary.