Beaches to visit on a surf trip in Portugal

Portugal is a perfect destination for surfers of all abilities. If the idea is a «roadtrip» by the sea, it is worth exploring these remarkable surf spots. The dream of a surf trip in Portugal.

A surf trip in Portugal can not leave out Sagres

This is a «spot» of incredible surf, with waves that tend to be better in the spring, autumn and winter. Although Sagres is the epicenter of the Algarve surf scene, the area offers many other interesting activities visitors can choose from. You can not lose Divers Cape, where a fantastic diving experience is guaranteed.

Arrifana - Costa Vicentina

surf tripSurrounded by cliffs and steps from a small fishing village, the beach of Arrifana is a popular destination for surfers and bodyboarders. The ideal spot to spend some time in a surf trip in Portugal. In addition to the stunning coastline and good waves, visitors can enjoy long walks through the green forests of Costa Vicentina National Park. Accessible both by car and on foot, it is a quiet and peaceful beach but with violent waves and turbulent: perfect for surfing.

Amado Beach - Costa Vicentina

One of the best of Portugal surf zones thanks to its strong currents and steep waves, the beach of Amado is regularly hosted international competitions and is very popular during the summer. It is easily accessible and offers ample room for parking, which is perfect for those traveling by caravan or intend to spend the day soaking up the sun or swim in clear waters.

Carcavelos beach - Carcavelos

Just 24 km from Lisbon, Carcavelos beach is one of the most popular and busy in the city. During the summer, it´s best to arrive as early as possible to prevent flooding and ensure a good spot. The safer waves, tend to attract a lot of novice surfers, so it"s good to waste time considering the location.

Around the beach there are several restaurants and bars with cheap menus and good food. Carcavelos has showers and bathrooms for a pause between the waves and there are volleyball and basketball courts spread around the beach.

Ericeira is one of the most seeked areas in a surf trip in Portugal

A fishing village north of Lisbon, Ericeira has several good surf spots to choose from, like Ribeira d"Ilhas, St. Lourenço, Coxos, Pedra Branca or Foz do Lizandro. They are beaches, mostly quiet, and are a popular destination for surfers, especially in the low season.

To make a mix of foot on a  board and foot on dry land, it´s not a bad idea to follow the 15 min path Mafra and experience the great traditional pastries. Also recommended is a stop in one of the village"s seafood restaurants, especially in that which are closest to the sea.

North Beach - Nazaré

The North Beach became famous for its giant waves, especially after November 2011. It was the year that Garrett McNamara surfed one that would be called the biggest wave of the year by Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards, giving the timely and turbulent seas at ​​Nazaré a even greater international exposure.

The Suberco Belvedere is one of the crossing points, from where it enjoys an unobstructed panoramic view of the coast and the beach. Regional cuisine is not to ignore - and it"s not worth leaving without sampling some fine grilled sardines or a traditional stew.

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