As with Peniche, Ericeira has no shortage of Atlantic swell to play with. It offers a truly staggering variety of waves, crammed into just a few kilometers of coast. Ericeira’s swell and wind synopsis is identical to Peniche, but the wind options are less flexible. The Nortada (north winds) always cool things down and conspire with the cold Canarian Current to prevent the water from ever reaching boardshorts temperature.
Ericeira is a typical fishing/surfers town. It’s lively year round, but still fairly low key. STORMRIDER
Here’s a couple of places that offer you an unforgettable experience at Europe’s only World Surfing Reserve:
U House was designed for José Gregório three times national Surf champion and a well known big wave rider
Ericeira Soul Guesthouse, a 1-minute walk from the beach! During our last visit, we stayed at Vila Gale. But there are far better places to stay. Vila Gale does have a prime location but feels dated and we feel needs to renovate asap.
Arthouse Bed and Breakfast: located in the hills of Ericeira, a 5-minute walk from the center of this picturesque fishing village. Visit the restaurants within 200 meters serving fish and seafood specialties. Some other location where we plan to double check: Beach House Outeirinho, Magic Quiver Surf Lodge, Casa das Aguarelas, Laneez Ericeira, Villa Ana Margarida Hotel,
But above all, plan a photo- and video shoot at Areias do Seixo !!!
“A magical place in a magical setting, Areias do Seixo is a natural haven less than one hour from Lisbon. This is a special place where pine trees, dunes, and sea murmur their secrets. Experience originality, sublime comfort and an unerringly sense of style that seamlessly blends in with the natural surroundings of the land, the sea, and the shore. Experience seductive coziness and magical colors; rusticity and urbanity coming together seamlessly against the living backdrop of the Atlantic. These fantastic villas, blending a hippy-chic atmosphere with a techno-ecological lifestyle, are part of the Areias do Seixo resort. In 2010, a charming and uniquely sensuous hotel opened here, teeming with wonderful details that touch the soul. This hotel warmly embraces nature and is immersed in a unique environment.”
Last but not least, here are our top five boutique hotels in Lisbon.
Memmo Alfama – Design Hotel located in a refurbished, late 19th-century building
Altis Belém, in the heart of Lisbon, walking distance from Museum of Design
And as always a couple of hidden treasures from Airbnb: … Will do that a bit later, you can find a few here in my previous post about the Lisbon Area.