Choosing the best surf destination for your family when planning your holiday is very important.  Getting that perfect combination of great waves, beautiful weather, relaxation, and all for a really good price, is paramount.  Portugal offers all the above and more, especially when staying in our pick for best Portuguese family surf holiday destination for 2013- Ericeira.  Here's a little of why we love it there:
  • 1- Unique accommodation

Ericeira offers a wealth of charming accommodation but possibly none as unique or relaxing as the Ecolodges.  These custom build lodges are designed for families or groups, only 300 metres from the town centre, and even boast their own ecological pool for a relaxing dip.
  • 2- Foz do Lizandro beginners surf beach

If you and the family is going to learn to surf, then Foz do Lizandro is the perfect beginners beach.  The sandy beach is a gentle way to start learning to surf and having fun.  It has all the needed facilities for a family and is especially good for kids in summer with its small mellow waves.
  • 3- Interesting old town mixed with new surf culture

Ericeira has been awarded the title of world surfing reserve, one of only three in the world... Suffice to say, they look after their beaches and their town very well.  So visiting the winding old town streets to discover the mix of old and new is a must for the family.  Make sure you check out the Quiksilver's landmark Portugal store, and the town's skate park.
  • 4- Only 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport/Lisbon Zoo & Oceanarium

For those days when you all fancy exploring further afield, Ericeira is only thirty minutes away from Lisbon, its zoo and even oceanarium.  Perfect for when the kids need some entertainment, or you would like a spot of retail therapy.  Also Lisbon airport is also very close, so making your journey that bit easier.
  • 5- Very Inexpensive 

Portugal has some of the best prices for Western Europe, so taking the whole family on holiday becomes far more affordable when considering Ericeira.  So if sunshine, waves, and good food are calling you, then Ericeira is a very affordable option that caters for the whole family.