Surf Holidays Ericeira The Mecca of Portuguese Surf

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Ericeira

Ericeira (pronounced Eery-Say-Reh) is the surf capital of Portugal, often described as a 'Surfing Mecca'. Situated only 40 minutes drive from Lisbon and 30 minutes from the airport , it's a fantastic place to learn how to surf and for the more intermediate and advanced there is so much choice you'll feel like a kid in a sweet shop!

Ericeira is a delightful picturesque village that sees an old traditional Portuguese way of life mixing with the new modern surfing culture. You won't find any signs of mass tourism or worldwide fast food chains. The area has 12 surf beaches within the 8km stretch of the town, which has led it to become the number one place to surf in Portugal & in Europe.

In February 2011 Ericeira was awarded the title of Europe´s first ‘World Surf Reserve’. It is a major achievement and a testament to the area (there are only 3 in the world, the other 2 are Manley Beach in Australia and Santa Cruz in the US).

A Surfing holiday Ericeira is a very laid back affair. You will spend most of your time time on the beach, in and out of the water, lunching in the beach cafés and surfing whenever you feel like it. You will also want to make time for wandering around the old town's little squares and narrow cobblestone streets that are filled with restaurants, cafés and bars. Throughout the summer there are music festivals as well as some major surfing competitions with the worlds best surfers competing to surf Ericeira waves.

Have a look at our Ericeira accommodation and surf lesson options, and start planning your Ericeira surf holiday...
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Best time to go depends on your level above. July, August & September are the peak tourist months.

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  •   Villamar Apartment
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  •   Villa Ana Margarida Hotel Entrance
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  •   Villa Ana Margarida by Nature (Ecolodges)
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  •   Villa Ana Margarida Beach
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  •   Helios Beach Houses
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  •   Ericeira Hostel Spa
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  •   Laneez Ericeira Surf House The House Lounge
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  •   Ericeira Town Houses
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  •   Fisherman's House
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  •   Ericeira Surf Camp Family
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  •   Ericeira Chill Hill Hostel - Sea Food House
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