• OVERVIEW
  • ROOMS
  • FACILITIES
  • SURFING
  • BEACH LIFE
  • FOOD
  • ACTIVITIES
  • CHILL OUT
  • ON THE DOORSTEP

Location: Praia do Sul, Ericeira
Transfer: 35 minutes’ drive from Lisbon airport
Family Friendly: Babies upwards
Climate: Winter 10-16C; Summer 26-30C
Surf level: All abilities

  • Coastal hues, wood floors and designer style merge in contemporary, highly functional living and sleeping spaces.  
  • There are 36 apartments with high-spec hotel service. 
  • One-bedroom apartments with a sofa bed sleep up to 4 guests; 2 bedroom apartments with sofa bed sleep up to 6 guests; 3-5 bedroom apartments sleep 8-10 guests. 
  • All apartments have a private balcony, most with a sea view.  
  • Mod cons include air con, cable TV and WiFi 
  • Fully equipped kitchens in each apartment, with fridge, freezer, oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Heated indoor pool with sea views. 
  • Spa using organic Voya products and offering massage treatments, sauna and steam room. 
  • Fully equipped gym so you can keep fit on holiday.  
  • Relaxation zone.  
  • Kids’ space with beanbags, toys and computer games. 
  • Daily surf sessions 
  • Yoga classes available.  
  • Meeting and events space.  
  • You and the Sea is centrally located along the coastline of Europe’s first surfing reserve, offering easy access to a dozen breaks for all levels of surfers.  
  • Directly opposite the apartments, Praia do Sul is a peeling reef break ideal for intermediate to advanced surfers 
  • From your balcony you can surf check Praia do Sul and get an idea of the surfing conditions along the coast.  
  • Waves and Lines Surf School, run by an expert local surfer, takes daily surfing sessions and will meet you at the reception of You and the Sea 
  • Group lessons, private lessons and kids’ lessons are available.  
  • All equipment – boards, wetsuits, transport, insurance and organic snacks – are included in surf lessons.   
  • Photos and video analysis are also available on request.  
  • Surf guiding is available for all levels of surfers – why not try the 5-hour tour of Ericera’s best waves?  
  • Our favourite family surfing beach is São Julião, a sheltered, long stretch of sand just 10-minutes from You and the Sea 
  • Nearby, the point break of Ribeira d‘ilhas  is one of the most emblematic  surf  spots in Ericeira and worth a trip to watch the experts take on the long, hollow waves.
  • In the heart of Europe’s first surfing reserve, there are plenty of beaches and surf breaks to explore in Ericeira.   
  • You and the Sea is directly opposite Praia do Sul, where you can paddle in the flat-water lagoons while watching surfers take on the waves reeling from the rocky points.   
  • Foz do Lizandro is one of the town’s most popular beaches, with beginner-friendly waves and plenty of places to eat and drink beside the sea.  
  • Our favourite beach is São Julião, a 10-minute drive south of You and the Sea. As the tide ebbs you can find plenty of space along this beautiful stretch of cliff-backed sands.
  • The glass-fronted Jaganda restaurant overlooks the indoor pool, garden and ocean. The youngest sibling of the much-lauded Infame restaurant in Lisbon, this open-plan space serves some of the best Portuguese cuisine in town. Tuck into wood-fired pizzas and sea-inspired dishes created from the freshest local ingredients.  
  • Breakfast is a delicious feast of fresh local produce that will set you up for a day on the beach. It is €15 per adult and not included in the cost of the apartment.  
  • There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance in Ericeira. We recommend a healthy smoothie bowl from Nalu Bowls, or Barbatana Surf & Deli for lunch overlooking the surf at Foz do Lizandro
  • Ride the skate ramps outside the Boardriders Quiksilver store.  
  • Set out on foot along walking trails in the surrounding natural environment. 
  • Get your balance on a stand-up paddleboard – individual and group sessions are available.  
  • Head to the Santa Marta park and playground.  
  • Find your Zen with yoga sessions.  
  • Take a book or magazine to the relaxation area.  
  • Watch the sunset over the ocean from your balcony or roof terrace. 
  • Feel pampered with a spa treatment using organic Voya products.   
  • Sweat out any stress in the steam room.
  • Wander around the cobbled streets of Ericeira and feel the pulse of this fishermen’s village-cum-surf town.  
  • You’re only half an hour from Lisbon for a day lapping up some culture and exploring the city by tram.  
  • Take a 15-minute drive to Mafra and check out the extraordinary architecture of the 18th century Mafra National Palace.