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River Beaches

 

The Geopark’s river beaches are one of the main attractions in this region, with clean waters, adequate equipments and vigilance services, assured in many of these beaches during the whole summer and supervised by the General Department for the Environment.
All across this region, you will find idyllic places, among which the river beaches of Almaceda and Muro in Castelo Branco, Álvaro de Cambas in Oleiros, Aldeia Ruiva, Fróia, Malhadal and Cerejeira in Proença-a-Nova and Foz do Cobrão in Ródão.
In the summer time, these are main attraction for spending leisure and quality times, where visitors can enjoy the region’s natural resources, but also some leisure equipments, such as bars, restaurants, playgrounds, among others.

 

 
 

Almaceda (Castelo Branco)

 

This river goes through the village of Almaceda and preserves the natural course of the river, in a rustic environment near an old oil press which used the river as its motor.
Also known as “Poço do Lagar”, or “The oil press well”, it is located at about 33 km of Castelo Branco.

 

 

Additional information: W.C., change room, picnic park, playground, football field, volleyball field, canoes and bicycles.

 

Muro (Castelo Branco)

 

This river beach is 20 km from Castelo Branco and it is surrounded by nature. It is located in a valley with different species of pine trees, olive trees and willow trees.
There are two different accesses to this river and it’s a very pleasant fluvial area where you can enjoy the natural beauty.

 

Taberna Seca (Castelo Branco)

 

This river beach is at about 10 km from Castelo Branco and it is located in the left bank of the Ocreza river. The wooden catwalk invites the visitors into this river’s waters.

Additional information: lifeguards, picnic park, first aid station, W.C., showers, bar.

 

Álvaro (Oleiros)

 

In Álvaro we can find not only a river beach but also a river pool with two sections: one for adults and one for children. These waters are also fit to the practice of nautical activities.

Additional information: Playground, picnic park, grills, bar, W.C., solarium, fountain, floating pool.

Activities: Pedestrianism, swimming, fishing, canoeing, water sports.

 

Cambas (Oleiros)

 

This river beach is located in the right bank of the Zêzere river, in the surroundings of a typical schist village. The area is calm and pleasant, fit for those who seek the tranquility of the countryside.

Additional information: lifeguard, universal access, picnic park, playground, first aid post, W.C., showers, bar and restaurant.

Activities: swimming, canoeing, adventure sports, volleyball, windsurfing

 

Açude Pinto (Oleiros)

 

This river beach, in the surroundings of Oleiros, has its own system of gates for water leveling, creating the perfect safe environment for children’s amusement. It also has a large lawn, filled with trees, in an inviting scenario.

Additional information: lifeguard, picnic park, grills, playground, children’s pool, parking spaces, first aid post, W.C., showers, bar, restaurant.

Activities: swimming, pedestrianism, fishing.

 

Aldeia Ruiva (Proença-a-Nova)

 

This river beach also has its own system of gates for water leveling. There is a wide range of equipments at your disposal, with lots of sand and shadow, an ideal place for hot summer days.

Additional information: lifeguard, picnic park, grills, playground, pool area, parking spaces, first aid post, W.C., showers, bar, restaurant.

Activities: playground and adventure sports

 

Fróia (Proença-a-Nova)

 

It is one of the 12 beaches in the country which receive the Quercu’s Gold Medal. It is located at about 2 km from Sobreira Formosa and a small dam retains the clean waters of the Fróia river, forming an area of 700 meters of water, including a children’s pool. There is also a typical schist house in this area and, not far away from here, in the Moitas’ region, there is the “Ciência Viva” center and the aerodrome, with its parachuting school.

Additional information: lifeguard, universal access, picnic park, grills, playground, children’s pool, parking spaces, first aid post, W.C., showers, bar, restaurant, library, sunshades.

 

Malhadal (Proença-a-Nova)

 

This is a space surrounded by thick vegetation and clean water, where the Isna river creates the perfect conditions to a day of rest and leisure.

Additional information: Golden Beach 2010, lifeguard, picnic park, grills, playground, children’s pool, floating pool, parking spaces, first aid post, W.C., showers, bar, restaurant.

Activities: pedestrianism, fishing, adventure sports.

 

Cerejeira (Proença-a-Nova)

 

This river beach is located on the Alvito river. With a short existence, it is already a reference in this region’s leisure spaces. It has a large stream, with rich surroundings in terms of fauna and flora.

Additional information: diving boards, w.c., bar, canoes

 

 

 


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