River Beach

Benfeita River Beach

River Beach · Aldeias do Xisto · 307 m
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Benfeita is a place of passage to Fraga da Pena and Mata da Margaraça, as well as to the Historical Village of Piódão.
The River Beach of Benfeita is located in the Schist Village of Benfeita, where the streams of Mata and Carcavão join. The river beach was the target of an intervention program that provided the creation of a bathing area and a multi-sports area on the left bank of the Ribeira de Benfeita. It is a fluvial zone that meets conditions for the practice of bathing activity.

It consists of a weir that has created a "mirror of water" at the bottom, and whose banks are made up of a sand that allows bathers to stay by the water.

The privileged location of Aldeia de Benfeita, as it is a place of passage to Fraga da Pena and Mata da Margaraça, as well as to the Historical Village of Piódão, gives to the River Beach of Benfeita unique characteristics for attracting more visitors to this region of the municipality of Arganil.


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Update: June 03, 2020

Getting there

Entering through Vilar Formoso, take the A25/E80 towards Aveiro, until exit 20 (Mangualde). At the roundabout exit at the first right and continue along the N234. After them enter the IC12, exit at exit 1 (Tábua). Turn left, take the N234-6. Pass the board and follow the N337. When you reach the EN17 turn left and after 2 km exit right towards Coja on the N344. Passing Coja, take the N342. After 2km turn right on the EN1348. After 1km turn right on the N518, to Dreia and Benfeita. Follow 3.5km until you reach Benfeita.


40.231700, -7.945790
40°13'54.1"N 7°56'44.8"W
29T 589683 4454007
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