The smallish cove of Praia da Cerca Nova is located just around the northern headland of Porto Covo's main beach. In fact on a low tide it is possible to walk around on the sand.
Despite its proximity to this popular holiday spot Praia da Cerca Nova never gets as busy as its bigger neighbour. This is not to say it is going to be empty in August - it isn't. But given the limited parking or extra 10 minutes walk to get here it is a pleasant escape with a more relaxing feel to it.
The beach here is particularly pretty with steep cliffs to the sides and a number of rocks dotted along the shoreline. A small headland towards the centre of the beach effectively divides it into two at high tide as well as providing some shelter from the wind.
There are no facilities here though, and this includes a lifeguard service so care must be taken if swimming as the sea can be powerful and unpredictable.
Other beaches near Praia da Cerca Nova
Praia da Cerca Nova tide times
Thu 17th OctoberHigh 5:01am (3.19m)
Low 11:02am (0.82m)
High 5:19pm (3.09m)
Low 11:17pm (0.90m)
Fri 18th OctoberHigh 5:35am (3.10m)
Low 11:39am (0.93m)
High 5:56pm (2.95m)
Low 11:53pm (1.04m)
Sat 19th OctoberHigh 6:14am (2.98m)
Low 12:22pm (1.07m)
High 6:42pm (2.79m)
Sun 20th OctoberLow 12:39am (1.20m)
High 7:05am (2.85m)
Low 1:18pm (1.21m)
High 7:43pm (2.63m)