Peniche and the sea are inseparable. It is one of the largest traditional fishing ports in Portugal and a major Atlantic hub for maritime-tourist activities.… more »
The Algarve has long been a popular summer destination with numerous lush green golf courses and a rocky coastline peppered with small sandy coves. It is also a great location for watersports with some excellent surf along the length of the country’s Atlantic west coast. As you travel further west from Faro it becomes less populated until you reach the more rugged, wild and unspoilt town of Sagres and Cape St Vincent. Situated with the protected Coast Vincenta National Park is the resort of Martinhal, a contemporary haven for activity seekers who can experience a full range of land and water based sports from surfing to mountain biking whilst staying in touch with the local environment.
Further up the west coast of Portugal, approximately 100kms north of Lisbon, is the small seaside city of Peniche renowned for its long windy beaches popular with surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers with great waves considered to be some of the best in Europe. With beaches facing in three distinctly different directions watersports enthusiasts can be sure to find both varied and consistent conditions. Surfers Lodge Peniche is a trendy home away from home for surfers looking to stay in bedrooms rather than hotel rooms and relax after a days’ surfing in a living room rather than in a lobby.