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Aveiro is one of the most charming towns on the Beira Litoral. Famed for its collection of canals which are now used by the traditional moliceiros boats to ferry tourists around the local landmarks.

Moliceiros Boats, Aveiro, Portugal

Moliceiro Boats on the Canals of Aveiro, Portugal

The Railway Station has a wonderful azulejo tile design on the facade of the building depicting the history of the area.

Azulejo Tile Design at Aveiro Railway Station, Portugal

Make sure you give yourself time to stroll along the streets, and enjoy a meal on a terrace outside the traditional fish market building which has now been converted. Finally head out to the Costa Nova Beach which, although busy, offers plenty of space to enjoy the Atlantic waves.