Praia das Furnas

Vila Nova De Milfontes

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.

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