Surf House, Laneez Ericeira
Wash away the cobwebs in Portugal’s laid-back surfing mecca. A drive along the coast from Lisbon, Ericeira is a historic fishing village turned hang out for modern bohemians. Dive into our #ThisisLivingGuide, in partnership with Corona, for oceanside guesthouses, Bali-style smoothie bowls and sunset sessions at the oldest club on the Iberian Peninsula.
18 June, 2021
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Resting on the edge of the Atlantic, this old-world fishing village is the unassuming jewel in the crown of Portugal's modern surfing scene. Often compared to Baja California and Australia's Gold Coast, Ericeira's string of sandy beaches are among the world's finest, whether you're riding the waves, sunbathing or tucking into salty-fresh seafood. Ice-cold Corona to wash it down, naturally.
Lisboetas have been holidaying here since the 1800s, and its natural harbour was, for much of the 19th-century, one of Portugal's biggest exporters of wine and spirits. That has since petered out, but in recent times it's the beach breaks, spitting tubes and surf culture that have put Ericeira on the traveller's map.
The vibe is community-driven and go-with-the-flow but there's also a contemporary, creative attitude that rides against the tide of too-touristy beach breaks. Think fishermen's cottages beside beach bars selling Bali-style smoothie bowls. Mornings for rooftop yoga, single-origin coffee and remote working; afternoons for lazing on the beach or bathing in the sea like a local. Dance in Portugal's oldest nightclub, or tuck into travel-inspired street food.
From here, pick up hiking and mountain-biking trails that ribbon between forest and coast, or dive into the cultural melting pot of nearby towns such as Sintra, Mafra and Estoril. Lisbon too, of course. That's the beauty of good-life Ericeira, where you get back to untamed nature and drink in modern bohemia. #ThisIsLiving - we'll raise a beer to that.
Rua das Silvas 2, 2655-431 Ericeira
Rua Encosta da Abadia, 4 2655-432 Ericeira