Costa Nova beach is a lovely beach town in Aveiro. For those who love water sports, there is an array of activities to choose from, including windsurfing, water skiing, and sailing among others.
The water can be quite chilly even during the summer months, so the temperature needs to be checked before one decides to go swimming. The major draw in the beach is the seashore that is lined with brightly painted candy-striped houses. Earlier, these were used to store fishing materials, but have now been converted to cafes, holiday homes, and restaurants.
This line of pretty houses is the most picturesque aspect of this quaint town.