On November 1st 2011, the 44 years-old Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara has reached the unthinkable: he surfed a 78 feet (23,77 meters) wave during the ZON North Canyon Show in Praia do Norte beach, in Nazaré! On that year he set a World Guinness record and this iconic photo taken by photographer António Manuel Silva travelled the
Berlenga, Estelas and surrounding islands were classified Berlenga Natural Reserve on September 3rd 1981. Located 5,7 miles away from Cape Carvoeiro, the archipelago of Berlengas consists of 3 island groups: Berlenga Grande, and nearby reefs, Estelas and Farilhões-Forcadas, all of them geologically different.
With unique brightness, Claridade Beach became famous during the 19th century when the extraordinary development of Figueira da Foz and the natural conditions of the landscape attracted bathers from all over the country.
As the population of Costa Nova increased and the haystacks became increasingly comfortable to summer visitors, there was a growing demand for sea baths at Costa Beach, often motivated by its great iodine concentration which was beneficial to people’s health.
New Life+Berlenga project helps restoring the natural assets of the archipelago
NATUREXPERIENCE is a company specialised in nature sports focused on the excellence of the service. Founded in 2013, it was the first in Portugal to teach kayaksurf. NATUREXPERIENCE provides several adventure experiences for groups or individuals. Day after day we try to reach a high level of professional satisfaction through the creation of once-in-a-lifetime experiences,
Surfers of the giant waves are used to walls of water which are over 20 meters-high: this is what they look for in Nazaré in thunderstorm days. And it is in the Fort of S. Miguel Arcanjo in Nazaré that are exposed the surfboards offered by these surfers who venture in the waves of the North Beach.
In Peniche, the fortress that D. João IV ordered to be built in the seventeenth century was, like the forts on Consolação beach and the S. João Baptista fort on the Berlenga Islands, an important military complex for protection against invasions from the sea.
At the Peniche Surf Camp you can learn the sport and the spirit of surfing in a funny and encouraging way! Because your smile is our goal!
The peninsula of Peniche presents a geological succession of sedimentary carbonate rocks strata of the Jurassic Age, a unique systematic register of 20 million years of Portuguese geological history. Otherworldly dramatic landscapes like you have never seen before that will leave you breathless. A one-of-a-kind ecosystem that turns Peniche into the best place in Europe to
Peniche is without any doubt one of the world’s top destinations for surfers, offering the most incredible perfect waves ! But what about birdwatching? Peniche is one of the best places in the world to watch seabirds. In 2014, 29.000 Northern gannets (Sula bassana) crossed Peniche, turning seabird passage into one of the most amazing
Since ancient times Peniche lived intimately linked to the sea. Initially it was an island but then with the wind and tidal current become a peninsula. Its strategic location, the richness of their land and its coast was where occupided by several civilizations since prehistoric times, more precisely at the Middle Paleolithic.