Beaches to spend surf holidays in Portugal

The long sand protected by golden cliffs to small bays nestled between rocks, Portugal has beaches for all tastes. In common offer the certainty of a perfect holiday in the sun. Or perfect surf holidays in Portugal.

The best beaches for surf holidays in Portugal


The Algarve has unique beaches for all tastes. The mild climate, which has the sun present 300 days a year. The sea of ​​clear water, almost always warm and quiet. And the sand, fine and white, an irresistible invitation to relaxation, in a gesture as simple as extending the towel in the sun to gain an enviable tan, or play & build castles by the sea in the company of children.

Most have good safety and quality recognized by the Blue Flag of Europe, with equipment that ensure sport and fun, ideal for surf holidays in Portugal. Many beaches are of great beauty that offer idyllic settings for romantic moments, and others are close to nightlife venues, sought after by those who never miss out with music and dance on vacation. But there are almost deserted beaches, where nature is preserved in an almost complete wild scenario.

image 1Situated at the mouth of the Rio Arade, Praia da Rocha has a huge beach that stretches for about 3 km, punctuated here and there by curious rock formations sculpted by the sea over thousands of years.

Considered the tourist attraction of the Algarve for excellence and highly publicized in international campaigns, this is one of the most popular seaside resorts in southern Portugal, with a lively nightlife that neither lacks a casino.

Beaches are awesome, specially for surf holidays in Portugal, from north to south

Bathed by a calm and warm sea, where you can swim without danger, Praia da Rocha also offers facilities for the practice of various sporting activities, with spaces defined for basketball, football, volleyball and aerobics. Flanked by high cliffs, the lovely Porto de Mos Beach is like a long tongue of golden sand bathed by a calm sea tones that blur of blue and green. To the west, a journey on foot through the cliff takes you to the viewpoint of the Watchtower, from which you may spot the whole Algarve coast towards Sagres and a splendid panoramic over the village of Light.

The current accessibility and support for people with reduced mobility who complete the great infrastructure support make this beach, located just 2 km from the city of Lagos, one of the largest in the Algarve. An immense, flat beach, where you can see both ends wether you look east or west, the Green Beach is just a perfect picture of tranquility. The calm sea and the pleasant temperatures of the air and water complement this framework, providing the ideal setting for a holiday of sun and sea, complemented by infrastructure support and rental of water sports equipment.

The beaches in Lagos´s surrounding area are some of the most beautiful in the Algarve. The caves and rocks which are found in the bay of Lagos are within the most famous landscapes of the Algarve. Wrapped between two mountains, and right on the edge of the village of Luz, this site despite being a major tourist center, still keeps its typical and traditional character while maintaining its originality.

In Lagos everything seems to invite the beach and simple pleasures. But there is also a history of navigators and pirates, the result of complicity with the sea that persists in the colorful trawlers that bring the fish to the auction, or sway Marina with yachts from around the world.

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Av. António José do Vale, 7
Praia da Areia Branca,
2530-213 Lourinhã,

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