EXPLORE THE BEST SURF DESTINATIONS IN PORTUGAL
Sagres has not only surf breaks for all levels but also a variety of amazing restaurants, bars, cool night life, a laid-back vibe, friendly atmosphere and unbelievable sightseen.
Overlooking some of the Algarve’s most dramatic scenery, the small, elongated village of Sagres has an end-of-the-world feel with its sea-carved cliffs and empty, wind-whipped fortress Cabo de São Vicente high above the ocean.
One kilometre east of the square, past holiday villas and restaurants, is the port, still a centre for boatbuilding and lobster fishing, and the marina.
Sagres, is a place privileged by mother-nature, with coastlines facing both South and West. That is the reason why the area is known for having the highest swell consistency in all Continental Europe.
Sagres has milder temperatures than other parts of the Algarve, with Atlantic winds keeping the summers cool.
Welcome to the most unspoiled part of the western Algarve: the Costa Vicentina. This wild coastal nature reserve stretches from just north of Odeceixe, our home beach, to Sagres at the south-western tip of Portugal. It’s a coastal oasis of pristine beaches, sea cliffs, rocky coves and islands, wetlands and forested hills.
The Rota Vicentina, a trekking trail that leads 350-kilometres north from Europe’s south-western tip. It’s perfect for day walks as well as shorter and longer hikes; you can choose to follow the coast on the Fisherman’s Trail or detour inland to visit villages on the Historic Path.
Odeceixe beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on this stretch of coast with clean white sand and clear blue-green water. And because the River Seixe meets the sea here, you can rinse off the salt in fresh water after your surf.
Ericeira is known for its warm and welcoming people that love to receive surfers and travellers all year.
You'll fall in love for the fresh catch brought in every morning by the fishermen, the natural beauty of the surroundings and the magic of Ericeira’s night life.
There are six world-class waves within 4 Km range: Pedra Branca, Reef, Ribeira d'Ilhas, Cave, Crazy Left and Coxos, plus along the 11Km of coastline,
you'll find a total of 22 very consistent surf spots with different characteristics.
Perfect for surfers of all levels, from beginner to professional.
Once you are in Cascais you should visit the Cabo da Roca which is the most westerly point of Portugal and Europe. The main attraction of the area is the raw power of nature as the massive waves bound the 100m high cliffs of highly faulted rocks. Following the cliffs are numerous hiking trails that cross the exposed national park.
The Boca do Inferno (Hell´s Mounth) isseries of the higly weathered cliffs 2km to the north of Cascais and another must see spot. The main feature is a collapsed cave where the huge waves of the Atlantic Ocean smash against the rock face.
There is a cycle path connects Cascais with the surfing beach Guincho. This cycle path follows the coastline for 8km and along the route are multiple side excursions including; handicraft markets, fortifications, lighthouses and unique cliff formations.
Cascais is one of the best places to eat amazing seafood, to watch an incredible sunsets and simply enjoy unforgettable moments. Along the coastline promenade from Cascais to Estoril there´s a lot of bars/cafés.
Estoril is renowned for it’s stunning sandy beaches, beautiful palaces and as Lisbon’s most sophisticated beach destination. You can spend most of your time outdoors, even in the Winter, since here the sun shines over than 300 days in a year!
The beach promenade leads you into Cascais is simply perfect to discover our marvelous coastline, whether you choose doing some activities or just lying down while drinking a Portuguese coffee.
Guincho is one of the closest beaches and also the finest beach of Lisbon area and it situated on the western edge of Sintra National Park. With a constant breeze, this beautiful beach offers the perfect conditions for confident surfers!
Carcavelos is known to be the birthplace of Portugal's surfing culture, no wonder many of national and international surf competitions happend here. This wonderful beach is only 10 minutes away from Estoril and as it’s one of the top surf spots it blends convenience and fun for sure.
Carcavelos is a trendy beach town which has the largest beach of the Lisbon-Estoril-Cascais coastline and one of the largest of the Lisbon region, with a 1.5km sandy shoreline.
The sea waters are fed by the Atlantic Ocean and are far away enough from the Tejo Estuary to be consistently clean, and are suitable for swimming or surfing in.
Along the beach front promenade are numerous beach bars and cafes.
Carcavelos has decent medium sized swells, which are ideal for beginner to medium surfers or body boarding. During the autumn and winter the waves tend to be more powerful and the beach is an excellent location for surfing.
Carcavelos is just 18 minutes drive from Lisbon and 25 minute drive from scenic Sintra, or the Lisbon airport.
Costa da Caparica is a funky beach town just outside of Lisbon with long stretches of beach and great waves year round.
What makes the location extra special is that the beach is semi-private, which means that it doesn’t get overwhelmed during the high season like other beaches in the area.
You can walk to the bus-stop, train, or the 10-min ferry into Lisbon.
Downtown Costa is just a short bike-ride or a leisurely walk away and also close to amazing natural areas like Arrabida that are great for hiking or tours.