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Get to know Ericeira

Considered one of Europe’s best ‘small destinations’! Ericeira is a quite ancient town, believed to be connected with the Phoenicians. The sea has always had an essential role for the village and it was a very important port during the 19th century. This is the place where the Portuguese royal family escaped to their exile after the 1908 regicide. Ericeira is a popular beach destination, known for its natural beauty, welcoming atmosphere and delicious seafood.
Come join us and discover Ericeira!

Typical July:
sun
26º C
79º F
Typical January:
cloud
14º C
57º F

What to see
What to see

Discover the fantastic places Ericeira has to offer:

Go to ‘Ribeira D’Ilhas’

Considered Europe’s Mecca of Surf. Make sure you visit the surfers’ favorite beach.

Visit ‘Praia dos Pescadores’

Also known as ‘Praia do Peixe’, it’s the place where the Portuguese royal family left for their exile in 1910.

São Pedro da Ericeira Church

Important town church. The construction date is unknown but there are documents regarding it in 1446.

São Sebastião Chapel

It goes back to the 15th or 16th century. Known for the contrast of the simple façade and detailed tile covered interior.

What to do
What to do

You won’t be bored in Ericeira. See what you can do here:

Learn how to surf

What better place to learn how to surf than in Europe’s Mecca of Surf?

Watch the sunset

The magnificent Ericeira beaches reach their maximum beauty in the sunset’s soft light.

Wander the village

It is worth losing yourself in the charming streets of this beautiful seaside village.

Sumol Summer Fest

Artists like Richie Campbell, Gabriel o Pensador, Natiruts and many others have performed in this summer festival.

What to taste
What to taste

The village’s past and proximity to the sea contribute to Ericeira’s gastronomy. Get to know what to taste:

Seafood dishes

In this seaside village you can enjoy tasty fresh seafood dishes in a terrace.

Lobster ‘Açorda’

The traditional bread based dish with a very popular seafood – lobster.

Grilled fresh fish

In places known for its sea and fishing, grilled fresh fish is always an amazing option.

‘Caneja de Infundice’

Unique in the country. A type of dogfish, seasoned with salt, wrapped and left in a dark place without windows for 5 days. It is known for its strong odor.

Places to visit near Ericeira
Places to visit near Ericeira

Ericeira is one of the several places to discover in the West Coast. Get to know them!


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