Praia Fluvial do Pego Fundo
Praia Fluvial is a pretty inland river beach just a short stroll from the centre of Alcoutim, which is very popular during the summer months and certainly has everything you need for a lovely day by the water. A lovely sandy beach has been created on a bend in the river (Ribeira deCadavais) with paths along the river bank and a large grassed area, planted with a variety of plants and trees, right behind it. During the beach season the wooden cabins along the grassed area are open for business providing refreshments, or there is plenty of space to enjoy a picnic. If you fancy a little gentle exercise there are also some "Life Trail" stations dotted around the green!
Access to the beach is easy and it is signposted from the bridge crossing the river that divides the old part of the town from the new. Drive across the bridge and take the second turning on the left just as the road starts to go up hill (the first turning is "no entry" as it is a one way road and this is the exit) - the paved road takes you down to a sunshaded parking area just behind the beach. Alternatively it is only a short stroll from the parking area on the main road near the bridge.
Praia Fluvial is in a beautiful setting and incredibly peaceful providing a perfect spot for a relaxing break on a summer's day!
The beach is supervised during the 'beach season' and is classed as an 'Accessible beach'.