Beaches

Beaches

Calada Beach

This beautiful beach, located between steep cliffs, can be found on the coast road, just north of São Lourenço. If you are adventurous, you could climb 500 meters between rocks and cliffs, heading North, until you reach a small secluded beach.

  • Location: 10 km North from the village’s centre
  • Parking: Car park with approx. 250 parking spaces
  • Public Transport: “Mafrense” bus stop
  • Amenities: Snack Bar – Sunshades rental
  • Lifeguard surveillance during the bathing season

São Lourenço Beach

São Lourenço is a spacious beach located between Ribamar and S. Lourenço. From Ribamar the main access leads to a car park directly at the beach, from São Lourenço a footpath winds downwards onto the beach.

  • Location: 7 km North from the village’s centre
  • Parking: Car park with approx. 150 spaces
  • Public Transport: “Barraqueiro” bus stop in Ribamar and São Lourenço
  • Amenities: Bar “Canal 3” & Bar “Parque – bar” – Sunshades rental
  • Lifeguard surveillance during bathing season

Orelheira Beach

This small beach is south of Ribeira d’Ilhas beach. The difficult access to this beach, a small track between cliffs, turns it into a kind of private beach. Dangerous at high-tide with big waves.
Location: 3,5 km from the village’s centre

  • Parking: Car park at Ribeira D’ Ilhas beach
  • Public Transport: “Turispraia” bus stop at Ribeira D ‘Ilhas beach
  • No lifeguard surveillance

Ribeira d’Ilhas Beach

Ribeira d’Ilhas beach, located between Ericeira and Ribamar, is internationally- renowned as one of the best surfing spots in Europe. It has been host to the ASP (WQS) surf world championships since 1985.

  • Location: 3,5 km North from the village’s centre
  • Parking: Car park with approx. 150 parking spaces
  • Public Transport: “Turispraia” bus stop
  • Amenities: Bar “Ribeira Surf Bar”
  • Lifeguard surveillance during bathing season

São Sebastião Beach

São Sebastião beach, located at the north end of the village, is named after the chapel of São Sebastião, which overlooks the beach. It is a small, but quite popular beach.

  • Location: 0,8 km North from the village’s centre
  • Parking: Car Park at Largo de S. Sebastião and Largo da Feira (approx. 1000 parking spaces)
  • Public Transport: “Turispraia” bus stop at Largo de São Sebastião
  • Amenities: Bar – Sunshades rental
  • Lifeguard surveillance during the bathing season – Sunshades rental

Algodio Beach

The North beach, also called Algodio beach, is located in the north of the village. This beach and the Fishermen beach are probably the ones which have been popular for the longest time, since they are located within the old center of the village.

  • Location: 0,5 km North from the village’s centre
  • Parking: Car park at Largo de São Sebastião and Largo da Feira (more than 1000 spaces)
  • Public Transport: “Turispraia” bus stop at Largo de São Sebastião
  • Amenities: Snack Bars “Mosca” & “Moita” – Sunshades rental
  • Lifeguard surveillance during bathing season

Fishermen Beach

The Fishermen beach (“Praia dos Pescadores”), next to the small harbor of Ericeira is surrounded by an approx. 40 meter high wall, called the “Muro das Ribas”. This beach is classified as a harbor zone and no-swimming area, a restriction mostly not respected.

  • Location: Centre of the village
  • Parking: Some parking spaces at Largo das Ribas and along the road towards the beach
  • Public Transport: “Turispraia” bus stop at Largo das Ribas
  • Amenities: Boat ramp, slipping crane
  • No lifeguard surveillance

Whale Beach

This popular beach is located at the south end of the village. Its name results from the fact, that in 1872 an enormous whale was stranded here.

  • Location: 0,5 km South from the village’s centre
  • Parking: Car park at Praça dos Navegantes with 150 spaces — Car park at Calçada Sul (30 spaces)
  • Public Transport: “Turispraia” bus stop at Praça dos Navegantes
  • Amenities: Snack bar “Baleota”, restaurant “Miradouro da Baleia”, Bars “Virtual” & “Superbar”,
  • Disco “Virtual” – Sunshades rental
  • Lifeguard surveillance during bathing season

Lizandro Beach

Lizandro beach is located south of Ericeira, where the river, struggles its way through the sandy area. It is an ideal place for a trip on one of the small boasts available for hiring.

  • Location: 2 km South from the village’s centre
  • Parking: Car park at the beach
  • Public Transport: “Turispraia” bus stop at beach
  • Amenities: Bars “Mar Bar” & “Limipicos”; Restaurant “A Bela Sombra”
  • Sunshades and Boat rental
  • Lifeguard surveillance during bathing season

São Julião Beach

São Julião is the largest beach in the Ericeira area. The southern part of the beach belongs already to the Sintra district.

  • Location: 8,5 km South from the village’s centre
  • Parking: Car Park with approx. 50 parking spaces, further parking spaces along the road leading to the beach
  • Public Transport: None
  • Amenities: Bar “Gota d’Alcohol”
  • Sunshades rental
  • Lifeguard surveillance during bathing season