Head over to the World Surfing Reserve half an hour from Lisbon. You’ll find pretty beaches and a quaint fishing town called Ericeira, whose soul was forged by the sea.
Discover the World Surfing Reserve in Ericeira where even if you don’t have a board you’ll find the perfect beach. While Pedra Branca, the Coxos and Ribeira d’Ilhas are world famous for their perfect wave conditions, there are other beaches where the water is calmer. One of them is Praia dos Pescadores, one of the safest in the whole region thanks to the bay created by the pier. But if you’re looking for beaches further from the centre, with great bars, call in at Foz do Lizandro and Praia de São Julião. Wide and stunning, they are an ode to the Atlantic. The picturesque Praia do Matadouro and impressive Praia de São Lourenço also deserve a visit. And of course Praia do Sul, an Ericeira landmark. To recharge your batteries, the fine restaurants in Ericeira have the freshest fish possible.