São Jacinto Dunes Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve
Record Public


This area includes part of the coastal strip on the end of the peninsula that stretches between Ovar and San Jacinto and was classified as a nature reserve in order to preserve the coastal dunes and its natural elements. In the area there are the following habitats: beaches, dunes, forests and a lagoon. In the forest the pine and firetree are predominant in drier areas and the willow, poplar and alder are predominant in the humid areas.

Ornithological importance

In this area there are records of the Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla), Crested Lark (Galerida cristata), Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), Common Teal (Anas crecca), Eurasian Linnet (Carduelis cannabina), Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope), Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra), and Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata).

Geographic information

40.679789°, -8.731686°



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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • Nature Reserve
    • Reserva natural das Dunas de S. Jacinto
      Decreto-Lei nº 47/79 de 6 de Março.
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