Surftrip around the Sagres area of Portugal

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Seter

Hey! My name is Ruben Conesa but I'm better known as Seter! I'm 33 years old and was born in a village in "Les Terres de l'Ebre" in the south of Catalonia, Spain.
Sagres
2 days
Sagres
2 days
Beach Sightseeing Surfing

Enjoying surfing, one of the freest sports in the world in an area of endless beaches, giant cliffs and some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen, has made me realize that it is not just a sport but a lifestyle. So get your board, your wetsuit and get ready to enjoy an incredible experience. It's not going to be easy but it will be worth it.

In Sagres you can visit the lighthouse of Cabo de San Vicente, it is the most southwestern point of Europe and it was formerly called "The End of the World" because it was believed that there was no life beyond that point.
The whole area is part of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina, so you know, whether you travel by car or in a camper you have to respect nature.
Surfing is a difficult sport so if you are just starting out I recommend you take a couple of hours of lessons. In Sagres there are several surfing schools, and in Praia do Amado you have two on the same beach.
In Sagres you can visit the lighthouse of Cabo de San Vicente, it is the most southwestern point of Europe and it was formerly called "The End of the World" because it was believed that there was no life beyond that point.
The whole area is part of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina, so you know, whether you travel by car or in a camper you have to respect nature.
Surfing is a difficult sport so if you are just starting out I recommend you take a couple of hours of lessons. In Sagres there are several surfing schools, and in Praia do Amado you have two on the same beach.

Discover Sagres surfing for 2 days

DAY 1

Breakfast at Laundry Longe in Sagres

Breakfast at Laundry Longe in Sagres

After getting up and loading everything into the car or van we will go for breakfast to the Laundry Lounge, a cool place with a surfing atmosphere, a beautiful terrace, delicious food and the owner is Spanish! Ask for the açai bowl, it is very good and will give you energy for later ;)

Surfing in Praia do Beliche

Surfing in Praia do Beliche

After breakfast we will set off to Praia do Beliche for surfing, an incredible beach where you have to leave your car up on the cliff and go down some stone steps to the beach. There we will enjoy a good surfing session. The beach has a sandy bottom and is not very open so if you are starting out don't be afraid as it is a very safe beach.

Praia do Tonel

Surfing or relaxing in Praia do Tonel

After lunch we will head towards Praia do Tonel an incredible beach with giant cliffs just below the Sagres Fortress. There we can relax on the beach by sunbathing or, if there is still enough energy left, take a second surfing bath until the sun goes down! There the sunsets are magical so don't forget your camera in the car.
You can park right next to the beach where there is also a beach bar. The beach is almost all sandy bottomed although in the middle there are two big stones. It is more open than Beliche so the waves here are usually more frequent and bigger.

DAY 2

Surfing in Praia do Amado

We set course for Praia do Amado, 30 minutes from Sagres, a beautiful long beach with a sandy bottom and waves for all levels. It is a perfect beach for surfing, for all levels and the perfect access.

beach bar in Praia do Amado

Eating at the beach bar in Praia do Amado

Right up on the beach, next to the surf schools there is a chiringuito, where you can eat cheaply and the views are unbeatable. It's not the best place in Portugal to eat, but there's a lot of variety and for a cheap meal it's worth it.

Relax the surf in Praia do Amado

We hurry up the 2 days break relaxing on this beach, my favourite in Portugal or the bravest, you can put on your wetsuit and have a second surfing session before going back home. If you have time to stay until sunset, I have seen the most beautiful sunsets of my life on this beach.

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Before you travel

  • When you are down on the sand of beaches with cliffs, do not stick to them, as sometimes there are landslides.
  • Watch out for mosquitoes, especially at sunset, they come out in their thousands so don't forget your repellent.
  • Don't forget to bring or rent a wetsuit, in Portugal the water is colder than in the Mediterranean and depending on the time of year you will be cold without a wetsuit.
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Seter

"Hey! My name is Ruben Conesa but I'm better known as Seter! I'm 33 years old and was born in a village in "Les Terres de l'Ebre" in the south of Catalonia, Spain, although for the last 10 years I've lived in Cerler, UK, Canada and Menorca to end up living in a motorhome! So right now my house is where I park it!