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São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve

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São Jacinto Dunes Natural Reserve
Location Estrada Nacional 327
3800-901 SÃO JACINTO
District:Aveiro
County :Aveiro
Parish:SÃO JACINTO
Contacts Tel:234831063
Fax:234831063
Email:mpa.santosmf@icn.pt

The Natural Reserve of São Jacinto Dunes is a must-visit place for all nature lovers. It is a coastal line of sand areas, small forests and lagoons, located north from Aveiro port. Therefore, it can be reached either by boat from Aveiro/lighthouse or by car, which means a detour of almost three dozen quilometers through Estarreja and Vagueira beach. Several signed paths and birdwatching spots were placed, so that the presence of visitors does not collide with environmental protection requirements. The Reserve has three areas: Strict Natural Reserve including stabilised dune zone and heron-breeding area; Partial Natural Reserve covering the whole forest area apart from Leisure Reserve, considered an area of beach and woods. In terms of fauna, the main species are the great tit, the coal tit, the crested tit, the herring gull, the black heade-gull, the pochard, the sea duck, among others. The main flora species are poplars, willows, rush, lichen and wild pines that steadies the soils of this reserve. In São Jacinto lagoon, we can observe several examples of winter anatidae, such as the mallards, herons and white herons.

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Responsable: Instituto de Conservação da Natureza

Services available: Interpretation Center, Store

Observations: There is a delegation of the Reserve in São Jacinto (Tel. 234831063; Interpretation Centre - Tel. 234331282).

Access: By car: EN 109 (National Road); By train - Estarreja Station.

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Instituto de Conservação da Natureza

Services available: Interpretation Center, Store

Observations: There is a delegation of the Reserve in São Jacinto (Tel. 234831063; Interpretation Centre - Tel. 234331282).

Access: By car: EN 109 (National Road); By train - Estarreja Station.

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Estrada Nacional 327
3800-901 SÃO JACINTO
Distrito:Aveiro
County:Aveiro
Parish:SÃO JACINTO
Contactos Tel:234831063
Fax:234831063
Email:mpa.santosmf@icn.pt
www.icn.pt

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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