Located in the Aveiro Lagoon, the Natural Reserve of São Jacinto Dunes is a well-kept dune extension along the Atlantic coastline that also includes the National Woods of São Jacinto.
This is a 960 hectares area divided into shifting and fixed dunes which form a wood with mainly Pinus pinaster trees and fresh water ponds. The greatest of these bogs, known as Pateira, is a privileged crossing or wintering sit for migratory water bird species.
As you go through the interpretive trails, you will be able to watch, among others, the great tit, the diving duck, the coal tit, the gull, the tufted duck, the crested tit or the European herring gull.
Visit the Welcome Centre and, with a tour leaded by the Natural Reserve guides, you must not miss the chance to discover some of these species in their natural habitat.