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Portugal

WILD BEACHES AND YEAR-ROUND SUNSHINE

Stay...

in designer family beach hotels and apartments

Surf...

beach breaks for beginners and reef breaks for the experts

Eat...

fresh Mediterranean flavours from fish to wood-fired pizza

Play...

boards, boats, bikes and water parks –it’s all about family beach life

Region:
Europe
2.5-3 hr flight from the UK to Faro or Lisbon
Best for Families
April-Nov
All Abilities,
excellent surf schools

SANDY BEACHES, YEAR-ROUND SUNSHINE,
SURF FOR ALL ABILITIES

Easy to get to, with two wave-lashed coasts boasting consistent swell and stunning beaches, it’s little wonder that Portugal is a popular destination for family beach holidays. What’s more, the food is cheap and delicious, and there’s plenty of stylish family accommodation with flawless facilities including onsite surf schools, bike hire and beach activities for non-surfers. 

Highlights

  • Sandy beaches with waves for the whole family
  • Surf schools and family surf camps for all levels
  • Boutique hotels and apartments for beach-loving families
  • Short flights and easy access from all over Europe
  • Home to Europe’s first surfing reserve
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TRAVEL INFO
Portugal caters for all levels of surfers, with beach breaks for beginners and intermediates, and reef breaks for experts. Ericeira is Europe’s first designated surfing reserve, and many of the waves in this area are more suited to competent surfers. The Algarve, however, with its sandy beaches and warmer waters, is an idyllic destination for the whole family to hit the waves. Book your family surfing holiday to Portugal and we’ll compile a personalised surfing guide to the region.
Being a destination where the sun shines year-round and the temperatures don’t dip much below 17C, even in mid-winter, much of Portugal’s playtime is based on outdoor life. When it’s scorching the kids will love splashing around at a water park or a boat trip to dolphins and marine life. Or, if you fancy a bit of culture hop on a tram and explore Lisbon. Book your family surfing holiday to Portugal and we’ll send you a regional guide to family fun.
Portuguese cuisine is fresh and unfussy. Fish, grilled meats and wood-fired pizzas are staple dishes, making it easy to find food that the kids will love. We like to start the day with a galão (milky coffee) and a pastel de nata (custard tart), and end the day with an ice-cold Sagres lager or Vinho Verde served with a traditional dish of bacalhau (salted cod) or grilled sardines. When you book a holiday with Family Surf Co. we’ll send you a personalised family eating out guide to the region where you’re staying.
With easy and quick access from the rest of Europe, it’s little wonder that Portugal is a popular family holiday destination. It’s 2.5-3 hours’ flight to Faro (The Algarve) or Lisbon (West Coast) from London, Bristol, Exeter or Cornwall (Faro only), with a short 1-1.5 hours transfer to the main surf areas of Sagres, Ericeira and Peniche. Book a surfing holiday with Family Surf Co. and we can help you organise flights, car hire and transfers to your destination.

Family Surfing Holidays in PORTUGAL

MARTINHAL – SAGRES

seastar-icon Luxury ****
surfer-icon Beginner to expert
family-friendly-icon Babies to grandparents
family-activities-iconTennis, watersports, biking, hiking, horseriding, boat trips

Luxury family beach resort by the surf of Sagres

This family-friendly beachside paradise, offers a hotel, resort and family villas footsteps from the sand. Enjoy watersports, swimming and cycling, dine in sea view restaurants, and make the most of the kids’ clubs to take time out and unwind in the spa.
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NOAH SURF HOUSE – SANTA CRUZ

seastar-icon Boutique ***
surfer-icon All abilities
family-friendly-icon Best for 7+
family-activities-iconSkate, SUP, cruiser bikes, yoga, beach sports

Designer eco-surf house and bungalows overlooking the beach 

Create unforgettable memories while living in harmony with Mother Nature at this beautifully designed surf house with an infinity roof top pool, skate park and rooms overlooking the ocean.
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MEMMO BALEEIRA – SAGRES

seastar-icon Boutique ***
surfer-icon Beginner to expert
family-friendly-icon Family friendly, from tots to grandparents
family-activities-iconBiking, diving, jeep tours, windsurfing

Designer beach hotel in surfy Sagres

This 4-star hotel with its own surfing centre, offers the perfect combination of swanky hotel rooms and service, along with your own facilities to self-cater around family life…
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RIDE RESORT – Peniche

seastar-icon Casual *
surfer-icon Beginner to expert
family-friendly-icon 5+, heaven for 10-teens
family-activities-iconSkateboarding, climbing, slack line, cycling

The ultimate family surf and skate resort in Portugal

Stay in style in this surf, skate and spa resort where you can enjoy the perfect balance between action-packed beach days and time to chill out in comfort…
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YOU AND THE SEA – ERICEIRA 

seastar-iconChic **
surfer-icon All abilities
family-friendly-icon Babies upwards
family-activities-iconSUP, yoga, hiking

Swanky apartments with hotel facilities

Surfing life comes with cutting-edge style at this thoughtfully designed hotel and apartments in Ericeira. Sea views, surf lessons, spa treatments and fine dining are all part of the ocean-inspired experience.  
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READY FOR YOUR FAMILY SURF HOLIDAY IN PORTUGAL?

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Guest Reviews

We love Portugal as a family surfing destination. It’s a great place to access different swell conditions, with big waves for my husband, and smaller waves to keep the rest of the family stoked on the surf!

Eugenie Walker

We’ve travelled as far as Australia for family surf trips, but we go back to Portugal every year as nowhere ticks as many boxes: it’s easy to get to, sunny year-round and there’s more challenging waves for me and little peelers for the kids.

James Waters

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