Ericeira Surf Camps lie in Europe’s surfing capital, and can boast a variety of top-class surf spots. Over just a few km of coastline are an array of spots that densely populate the area and draw crowds of both professionals and newbies. There is no better place to be a beginner, since Ericeira has many spots that offer not only quality, but consistency and clean breaks.
The stunning scenery that envelops the surfing bays is so picturesque that it has been classed at a World Surfing Reserve. With this, and it’s proximity to the capital (another top surfing destination), Ericeira Surf Camps can boast what others can’t. Spaces at these properties are popular, so be sure to check below for our favourite Ericeira Surf Camps and guarantee yourself the surfing holiday of a lifetime.
|Number of surf spots||9|
|Water Temperature||June - October are the warmest months, where temperatures can range from 16-22°C (63-70°F).
November-May temperatures peak at 20°C (66°F) in May, and are at their lowest in 14°C (58°F) in March.
|Swell||Huge variety of waves due to the lack of shelter from swell.|
|Nearest Airports||Lisbon Portela Airport is 7km from the town. This is a half hour drive.|
Eco Soul Ericeira Guesthouse
This property provides a whole experience. A unique balance between surfing and relaxation is provided through the hostel’s complimentary wellness activities. Guests are invited to relax on their private terraces, each of which offers a view of the sparkling sea. Alternatively this can be done from the outdoor fireplace and communal terrace, on which the sun can be watched as it sets over the Atlantic Ocean.
Guests love the location of this property, which is perfectly nestled between the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and Ericeira’s World Surf Reserve. The beach is under ten minutes on foot and the heart of Ericeira village is just 5km from the property. It is therefore easy for visitors to get around, whether on foot, by car or on bikes that can be hired from reception.
Guests can book a double room with either a garden or sea view that boasts stunning scenery. When booking you can opt for either a double or twin beds. For those on a higher budget, a luxury double room with a Queen size bed and balcony can be booked, as can a suite. Each includes a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries and freshly laundered towels.
Blue Buddha Beach House
Guests staying at Blue Buddha Beach House couldn’t be in a better location – beaches, bars and restaurants are practically in touching distance! Although the Mafra National Palace is just 10 minutes by car, surfing can still take priority since this property lies directly on the beachfront! Guests can roll out of bed and practically hear the waves crashing on the beach.
Reviewers say this property offers the best mix of Ericeira, with warm, friendly hosts and panoramic ocean views from each room’s private balcony. They often comment on being able to smell the salty sea breeze each morning, something only a beachfront property can offer, and an essential part of any surfing holiday!
This property is recommended for solo or group travellers, since rooms are available as twins, triples or of quadruple size. Beds are a mixture of twin and bunk beds, and each room has a sea view from the balcony. To save money, travellers can opt for a shared bathroom instead of a private one.
Magic Quiver Surf Lodge
Magic Quiver Surf Lodge offers it’s guests a taste of traditional Portuguese life that other Ericeira Surf Camps can’t. Rooms lie in a renovated building from the 1950’s and displays a mishmash of classic decor and modern design. Through this, guests begin to get a taste of what life was once like in Ericeira, a small fishing village, before it became Europe’s surfing capital!
It also couldn’t be easier to see surrounding towns, since Sintra is 18 km from Magic Quiver Surf Lodge, while Cascais is 30 km from the property. It is also just a three minute walk from the beach, ideal for surfers. The property also provide free surf equipment and advice on the best surf spots!
Double and twin rooms are available for those travelling in pairs, these have respective private or shared bathrooms according to each individual’s budget. The lodge is also family friendly! With family suites available for booking. Some of these have balconies and private bathrooms, while others have a bathroom that would be shared with other guests. A terrace or balcony is only featured in certain rooms, however free WiFi is offered to everyone throughout the property.
Chill in Ericeira Surf House
This property houses a unique spot atop a hill, where the views are arguably even better than on the beachfront itself! Guests can take in panoramic ocean views and the red roofs of Ericeira each morning before a day on the surf. Following this, a buffet breakfast is served each morning in the vibrant dining room. Surf equipment can then be hired from reception before guests head down to the beach – just a three minute walk away.
Staff here are only too keen to make your surf holiday the best it can be. A 24 hour reception is offered to ensure each need can be met. From here, guests can book massages, yoga classes, horse riding tours, and of course surfing lessons! Tours of Ericeira with the hostel’s staff are also offered – giving guests a locals perspective on the town.
Rooms here are arranged in dormitories, double or twin rooms. Seven or eight bed dorms can be booked, as can standard twin and double – all with a shared bathroom. For those with a larger budget, a sea view or deluxe rooms with private bathrooms can be booked. Decor here is bright and cheerful – some with chairs on the walls as hangers for clothes! Some rooms have a mosquito net, while others have a window seat. Free WiFi is available in communal areas.
Portugal Surf Camp
Portugal Surf Camp is one of few Ericeira Surf Camps to offer a fitness room to it’s guests. Yoga, volleyball and other activities often take place in the garden throughout the day. Guests are free to take part or just relax at their own leisure in hammocks and comfy chairs.
The property features a barbecue in the garden, which can be enjoyed by guests should the weather permit! A games room, water sports facilities, movie showings and themed dinner nights are also offered. Rarely leaving guests even a spare moment to get bored!
Four and six bed mixed dormitories can be booked for a low price, which is often opted for by groups or solo travellers. Budget, standard and deluxe rooms can be booked for pairs, who can opt to share a bathroom or have a private one adjoining onto their room.