River Beach of Vale do Rossim (Penhas Douradas) – Serra da Estrela
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Praia Fluvial de Vale do Rossim
© João Sanfins

River Beach of Vale do Rossim (Penhas Douradas) – Serra da Estrela

The River Beach of Vale do Rossim is located in an artificial lake, in Penhas Douradas, in the heart of Serra da Estrela. It is the highest river beach in Portugal, at an altitude of 1437 meters. Classified as a Golden Quality beach, don’t miss the opportunity to dive or practice some water activity in these clear waters. We can even consider that it is one of the best beaches in Serra da Estrela.

Around the river beach you can be enchanted by a small sandy beach bordering the lagoon with blue waters and with the setting in perfect harmony with wild nature. In addition to the fantastic diving or nautical activities you can practice on this beach, don’t be shy about taking a walk in the surroundings and getting to know the Serra da Estrela Superior Plateau better.

If you like walking, one of the recommendations is to follow the trail that connects Vale de Rossim to Nave da Mestra. It is a demanding walk of 14 kilometers, but it will be worth knowing the Vale das Éguas, having a privileged view of the Penhas Douradas and crossing the famous Talisca da Mestra crevice.


How to get to the river beach of Vale do Rossim?

You won’t have great difficulties to reach the beach by car. Follow the following coordinates: 40.401376,-7.5883962


If you are going to visit the Mondego Walkways, do not miss this magnificent visit, whether in summer or winter.