According to the spanish edition of Condé Nast Traveller , the best beaches for surfing in Europe are Portuguese!
Sagres, Peniche , Algarve, Guincho , Praia de Santa Cruz and Praia Dos Coxos.
We already talked about Guincho in our previous post (a wonderful bicycle ride from Cascais to Cabo da Roca , splashing in the diamond waters of Guincho) , a beach mainly suited for windsurf.
Fronting in a straight line the African cities of Casablanca , Rabat and El Jadida ,
Sagres and Algarve are in the lowest Portuguese south-west point.
They are historically known mostly for their importance in the early Portuguese Age of Discovery.
Peniche, famous for its "Supertubos" , very fast and powerful tubular waves, considered of the best in Europe and called by some the "European Pipeline".
Praia de Santa Cruz is the theatre of the summer Carnival , Carnaval de Verão and the yearly festival "Ocean Spirit". From the name you can imagine its water-sport focus and its international allure.
The list terminates with Praia dos Coxos, featuring both a safe creek for bathers and a more dangerous and rougher spot for surfers. Beware of the ocean currents!
As Português et Cetera, we want to add one last beach: Nazaré
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