Ericeira is considered Portugal’s surfing capital and is also the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe. Best of all, surfing in Ericeira is an all-year-round activity. With awesome beaches, near-perfect surf spots, a strong surf culture, you’re bound to have a great surf trip here. Ericeira offers surf breaks for all levels with the surf spots Foz do Lizandro and Seo Juliao (for beginners), Ribeira d’Ilhas (intermediate) Coxos, Pedra Branca (experienced) and more! Besides, Ericeira is also known for its crazy parties, resulting in a lot of missed morning surf sessions!
Portugal is a surfer’s paradise. Its huge coastline is dotted with waves of all shapes and sizes, rolling in one after the other, some located just outside lively beach towns with buzzing nightlife, others remote and serene. Simply put, Portugal has something for everyone.
Peniche is famous for quite a few things – long sandy beaches, surfing, sardines, and Supertubos, one of the best beach breaks on the planet. It is also mainland Europe’s westernmost city and one of the best places to learn to surf in Portugal.
The jewel in the crown of Portuguese surf, Ericeira is often compared to Mexico’s Baja California and Australia’s Gold Coast. Are you wondering why?