Aberta Nova or the Golden Beach (Dourada) stretches for approximately 3.5km.
You have magnificent views from the top of the dunes which overlook the ocean, beach and surrounding indigenous flora, at its best.
Although there are quite a number of visitors to this beach throughout the summer months, it is never crowded and you can always find a relatively private spot in which to pitch your umbrella.
You may drive to the parking area and then access the beach via a set of steep wooden steps.
Aberta Nova has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag and Gold Quality Standard Awards.
Secure parking is located 200m from the shoreline which overflows on to on-street parking during the summer months.
The water temperature varies between 14º and 20º with the yearly average at an accommodating 17º, and is the perfect temperature on hot sunny days when you’re desperate to cool down.
The beach has security surveillance with both marine police patrols and life guards on duty throughout the summer months.
Lifeguard 15th June – 15th September 2019
Sun beds and parasols are available for rent throughout the summer, but due to limited availability we suggest that you book in advance. Contact “Bar dos Tigres” for your reservation.
For the environmentally conscious, colour coded recycling bins are in use at the beach.
N 38º 10.65138′
W 8º 46.86792′
Bar dos Tigres Restaurant and snack bar
Locally run restaurant and bar serving light lunches, snacks and beverages.
Quite affordably priced for a beach restaurant.
Opening hours 9am – 9pm
Sunday to Saturday
Reservations: +351 919 892 816
Whether you are travelling from Grandola, Troia or Alcacer do Sal, you will need to join the National road 263 towards Melides. If you are heading south from Carvalhal on the N263 you’ll find the beach on the right-hand-side. If you’re coming from Melides, you’ll find the beach on the left-hand-side.