12 of the Best Beaches in Ericeira

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  • Torres Vedras
    Praia das Amoeiras - Santa Cruz
    Vitor Oliveira | BY-SA

    Despite being located right next door to the busy resort town of Santa Cruz, Praia das Amoeiras is a world apart. You won't find much in the way of facilities here but what you will find is a beautiful stretch of golden sand backed by tall ochre cliffs.

    Like its neighbours the surf at Praia das Amoeiras gets pretty good and it tends to pick up more swell than the popular spots in Ericeira and Peniche. With its quality waves and being a bit of a...


  • Torres Vedras
    Santa Cruz - Portugal
    José Manuel

    Located just out of easy range of Lisbon, Santa Cruz beach is still a popular spot but less cosmopolitan than the beaches in the Sintra area. The beach itself is a huge stretch of beautiful sand backing on to the village of Santa Cruz at the southern end. At one end of the beach is a huge triangular shaped rock with an arch running under it.
    There are plenty of facilities and the Santa Cruz has frequently received the prized Blue Flag award.

    Facing directly into the Atlantic...




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Ericeira, perched on high cliffs some thirty meters above a string of sandy beaches, has benefited greatly from it's location. A small fishing village whose name derives from sea urchins

(Ouricos do Mar) and where...