Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

The beach resorts are still authentic

The beach resorts are still authentic

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The weather is nice, all year round

The weather is nice, all year round

Displaying items by tag: watersports

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:54

Watersports

Enjoy the Portuguese sea

Surfing

The Atlantic Ocean is ideal for surfing. Some of the most popular surf beaches are at Nazaré, Baleal and Peniche.

You can rent your gear and/or book some lessons at Peniche Surf Camp, Nazaré Surf School, and others.

For (kite)surfing you can also go to Peniche Kitecenter, and the Escola da Vela in Nadadouro.

Sailing

Both the São Martinho do Porto bay as the Óbidos lagoon are excellent locations for sailing, (kite) surfing, canoeing, etc. You can rent the equipment and take lessons.

For instance, check the Escola de Vela da da Lagoa (sailing school) for possibilities at the Óbidos lagoon, not far from Foz do Arelho, for sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, and windsurfing.

The São Martinho Nautical Club offers sailing and windsurfing lessons.

Published in Active holidays
Monday, 19 October 2015 13:50

Nazaré beach

Best known seaside resort of the Costa de Prata

The main beach of Nazaré lies behind a high cliff, on which Sítio is situated. Because of this, there is less wind at this beach. In high season you can rent one o the typical beach cabins to store your things and sit in the shade. Nazaré is especially popular with the Portuguese themselves, who come here to spend their weekends and summer holidays.

The wide beach with fine sand, is big enough for everyone. In the summer months, various activities are organized on the beach, especially for kids.

If you find this beach too crowded in summer, there are more quiet alternatives: more south close to the harbour, or north of Sítio, like Praia do Norte.

World record wave surfing

The beach of Nazaré is long and wide, ideal for a day at the beach. But beware: the sea can be very rough!

And that's exactly the reason why this is an ideal location for surfing championships.

The American surfer Garrett McNamara rode a monster wave in January 2013 at Praia do Norte, and that was a new world record: the wave he rode was 30 meters high!

 

Published in Beaches

Ginja de Óbidos

Ginja, liqueur with ancient history Óbidos is a major attraction…

Glass museums

Marinha Grande: The glass centre of the region Apart from…

National Palace of Queluz

The Portuguese Versailles is definitely worth a visit Originally the…

Conímbriga

In Conímbriga one of the largest Roman settlements of Portugal…

Marinha Grande

Glass town with English twist Marinha Grande is located between…

São Martinho do Porto's bay

in Beaches

Place to be São Martinho do Porto has always been…

Monastry Alcobaça

The history of the monastry, a lovestory The Real Abadia…

Nazaré beach

in Beaches

Best known seaside resort of the Costa de Prata The…

Lisbon

Many special ways to discover Lisbon There are many travel…

Santa Cruz beaches

in Beaches

Sun space all around In the Torres Vedras there are…

Berlenga Islands

Islands close to Peniche are beautiful nature reserve The Berlengas…

Dinosaurs

Back from the Past In February 2018 the Dino Parque…

Arco da Memoria

Triumphal arch with sea-view On the south-eastern slope of the…

São Martinho do Porto

Seaside resort at shellshaped bay São Martinho do Porto is…

Caldas da Rainha

This city 'The queen's hot springs', arose around a health…

Peniche's (surf) beaches

in Beaches

Surfers paradise There are many beaches to the north and…

Silver Coast Blog

The bloggers -who are reside, live and enjoy here- do like to share their everyday worries at the Silver Coast…

Active holidays

For an active holiday or a just a sportive day The Costa de Prata is sunny, has beautiful historic places…

Accommodations Silver Coast

Holiday rental, Apartment, Glamping or B&B? Child friendly places, or a quiet retreat for couples, modern or romantic, bed and…

Worth-seeing

Too much to mention! Maybe the main reason why the Costa de Prata is so renowned, is the huge number…

Beaches

Clean, sunny and spacious The Silver Coast has several types of beaches. There are beaches with everything you need, other…

A new place discovered

It's been almost three years that we came to live…

Foz do Arelho, pimped!

By coincidence we discovered 10 years ago the resort town…