Serra dos Mangues

Serra dos Mangues – Parque de Marendas e Costa (smp09S)

Circular coast walk above Praia da Gralha

A circular walk starting at the picnic area across from the entrance to the Colina do Sol campground (Parque de Campismo Colina do Sol) and following the trail along the coast above Praia da Gralha and Praia Salgado.

The first part of the walk is on paved bike paths and gravel roads. Once we reach the coast, we follow a hardpacked trail along the bluff between Praia da Gralha and the mirador on the south end of Praia Salgado. The return path is through the quiet roads of Serra dos Mangues. Some areas of this route can be slippery after a rain so wear shoes with good traction.


The walk is about 5,9 km and is expected to take about 1,5 hours

Car meeting and start point

Parque de Merendas Sao Martinho do Porto

Click on coordinates to open Google Maps


NB.  The flag on the map above shows the car meeting and walk start point.

Coffee Stop

There is a new café in the campground across the street from the walk starting point for coffee after the walk.


  • Walk leader: Flynn Wendling

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Serra dos Mangues Woods and Cliff (man01S)

Walk location: Through the pine & eucalyptus woods to the coast to the north of Serra dos Mangues.

Author: John.

The Walk: This is about 6.5 kms, a circular route. There is a gentle ascent to the cliff where there are fine views all round (subject to no sea mist). We follow the cliff northwards for about 1.5 kms then descend to the start point. There is some walking on quiet roads. We pass through the village of Serra dos Mangues on the outward and return path. The walk is along sandy and earth tracks with some (quiet) road walking. In wet weather waterproof shoes are recommended and poles if you use them because it will be slippery in places.

Timing: The actual walk will take about 1.5 hours, plus extra for coffee.

Car Meeting Point:  The car park of the Pão do Ló café, close to the Alfeizerão A8 auto-estrada exit, at 10:15 am.  We drive about 5 km in the direction of Nazaré and Famalicão.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°29’52.97″N  Longitude   9° 5’44.25″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.498047°       Longitude  -9.095625°

Walk Start Point: 
We will park by the main road.

Deg, Min, Secs:  Latitude 39°31’24.82″N Longitude   9° 6’42.44″W
Decimal Deg:     Latitude 39.523561°      Longitude  -9.111789°

NB.  The two flags on the map above show the car meeting and walk start points.  If you need directions, click on the flag to display the flag text and click on the itinéraire link to open Google Maps.  You may need to zoom out to see the second flag.

Coffee Stop:  No stops during the walk.

Contact:   See the walks’ email for contact telephone numbers or send an email from the web site.

Last Walked:  11/01/17

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