This lagoon is located in the parish council of Coimbrão, in the northern part of Leiria Municipality.
Established in 1167, the Ervedeira lagoon is the only lake beach in this region. Over 600 meters (0.3 miles) wide, it is the perfect place for walks and to get in touch with nature.
Although it doesn’t appear as a summer destination, it has two popular areas that are used as beaches.
It is only a few kilometres from Pedrógão beach and it is a uniquely peaceful place.
It features a freshwater lagoon surrounded by pine and eucalyptus trees, rosemary bushes and faya trees. Reeds also provide shelter for many species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds that choose this place to live and breed.
The traditional way of fishing with baskets and other utensils, like narsas and enchalavadas, is long lost, but sport fishing and kayaking keep the lagoon alive and full of energy.
The Ervedeira lagoon has a picnic area, a wooden walkway around the west bank side (a great place for birdwatching) and is a lovely beach resort.
It is close to Coimbrão, Pedrógão beach, Vieira de Leiria and Vieira beach.
GPS: 39°55’46″N 8°53’45”W