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In the middle the European surf Mecca with great waves, relaxed accommodation, directly situated next to the beach and with Lisbon nearby. Sea View Surf Camp in Ericeira has it all.
Sea View Camp Ericeira, made available to you through Pure Surf Camps, is located directly next to the beach of Foz do Lizandro. From the huge rooftop terrace you can admire the stunning landscape of Ericeira or turn your gaze westward and check the surf. The comfortable loungers and Fatboy Beanbags on the terrace are also a great place to relax after the long and successful surf session you’re bound to be having. The beach is also so close that a lot of time is spent there, laying in the sun, practicing your volleyball skills or playing beach football.
If you love surfing and want comfortable accommodation, a chilled atmosphere, and the sound of crashing waves putting you to sleep and waking you up every morning, this is the place for you.
EriceiraSea View Surf Camp is 15 minutes away from the old fishing village of Ericeira. This little town has everything you need from bars, restaurants and supermarkets to well stocked surf, souvenir and clothing shops. When you get here to look around, definitely try a local sweet pastry called a Pastel de Nata, which you can find at any local at bakery.
In Ericeira you can find the Quiksilver Boardriders Club next to the beach that has a huge skate park on its grounds. There are 8km of coast surrounding the camp where you can find over 22 different surf spots, making this the only region in Europe classed as a World Surfing Reserve by the International Save the Waves Coalition. A trip to Lisbon is also easily achievable in an afternoon as its only 30 km away. Once there you can sightsee, shop, party, or a combination of all three.
When you are driving from Lisbon towards Ericeira and you enter the small town you will drive past the best bakery in the city. Its called Pão da Vila and they serve a great Galão, which is the equivalent of a Portuguese Latte, and the best Bolinhas in town. Best option is to get your snack to go, then take the quick walk down to the beach promenade and eat with a view.
Bars & Restaurant
Ericeira also has a couple of amazing restaurants that specialise in seafood, which is caught fresh from the area. Mar à Vista and Esplanadas Furnas are two of the best places in town. There is also the option of taking the evening a little further by checking out either Jukebox Bar or Pedro Pescador, both if which are lively bars where you can party well into the night.
MaxMax was born in Austria and has made Ericeira his second home. He has learnt the ins and outs of the surf spots, the culture and the best places to eat and party, and is more than happy to help with any questions you’ve got. If you want some recommendations in regards to where to eat, surf, or party, he's your man.
MikeyMikey is ultra-relaxed, and keeps the atmosphere at the camp the same with his positive, chilled vibe. He knows the area extremely well and is in charge of the day to day running of the camp and any extra activities you might want to partake in. He’s always got an open door if you have any questions.
At Sea View Surf Camp, you can choose to stay in super comfortable double rooms, some of which even have their own private balcony overlooking the beautiful green scenery that surrounding the camp, which come with either one double bed, or two singles. The rooms use shared bathrooms which are well equipped and clean. These rooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries after long days out in the ocean.
This is the perfect option for solo travellers, backpackers or groups of friends. These rooms have bunk beds and sometimes even an ocean view. Again, these rooms use clean and tidy shared bathrooms.
Directly next door to Sea View Surf Camp there are individual apartments with a view over Foz do Lizandro. Here you can enjoy the social culture at the camp during the day, then retreat into a more private atmosphere with friends or family in the evening.
All in all, there are 3 apartments, two of which have one room with a double bed, another two rooms with single beds, and a living room with foldout couch. In these apartments, you also get a fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom, and a balcony, as well as your own BBQ for sea view grill parties after your surf. It’s possible to book the whole apartment, or just one room as well.
The third apartment is slightly smaller than the other two. This has two bedrooms as well as a fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom. There is also a balcony, with a landscape view, and a BBQ.
The surf courses take place at the local beach and the focus is to get you up and riding quickly, while having a lot of fun. The groups are small so you’ll get plenty of one-on-one help from the coaches both in the water and while doing theory on the beach.
Price: 150 € for the 5-Day Course (Mo – Fr)
Sea View Surf Camp Ericeira is 200 meters away from Foz do Lizandro which is an ideal surf spot that provides great waves to suit the total beginner right through to the more advanced surfer. On the right day with the sand bank sitting in the right position you will even see the beach light up and produce world class waves. The surf coaches are from the area and know the beach in and out, and will find the perfect spot for you to sit and catch great waves. They are all also certified by the ISA (International Surf Association).
You can choose between booking individual surf lessons or booking a course which includes 5 days of surfing. Each individual sessions costs 30€, and takes around 2 hours. The 5-day course costs 150€. Board and wetsuit rental is included during the lesson times, and if you choose the 5-day course, on the sixth day you will be able to take a board and wetsuit and surf all day by yourself.
Price: 30 Euro per Lesson, 150 Euro for 5-Day Course (Mo – Fr)
Shelly, the athletic, happy-go-lucky, ripper from Australia grew up on a surf board. She’s stoked on every session she gets to teach you and will pass on some super useful tips when you’re out in the water to bring your surfing to the next level.
Surf Guiding is perfect if you can already surf and feel confident in the water. Here you can pick up some pointers to improve your surfing while in the best waves on the coast!
If you’re already feeling comfortable in the water and have a good amount of experience under your belt you can choose the surf guiding option. Here the crew will take you around the coast and show you the best spots that fit within your skill level. The guides know the coast extremely well and will give you pointers about the breaks you’re surfing before you go out. Once you’re in the water the guides will come out with you, this isn’t necessarily a surf lesson, but more a surf buddy coming out and throwing some tips your way. Transfers to the beaches within Ericeira cost 5€ and take from 10 – 20 minutes. If you’re heading a little further away the trips cost 10€ and can take from 20 to 60 minutes. The guiding happens 6 times a week from Monday to Saturday.
In Ericeira you have 9 world class surf breaks and from the camp another 30 are easily accessible. The local spot is Foz do Lizardo with other spots like Backdoor, the Cave, Crazy Left, Furnas, Pontinha, Praia do Norte, Praia do Peixee, Ribeira D’Ilhas, São Julião and Pedra Branca all nearby.
ShellyShelly, the athletic, happy-go-lucky, ripper from Australia grew up on a surf board. She’s stoked on every session she gets to teach you and will pass on some super useful tips when you’re out in the water to bring your surfing to the next level.
Surfboard & Wetsuit
If you’re just looking to rent a board or wetsuit you can do that directly at the camp. Boards and wetsuits are 10€ per day, and both are 20€ per day. At Sea View Surf Camp, you have a huge selection of boards ranging from 5”7 to 9”4 including softops, epoxy and fibreglass. All the wetsuits are new models from Quiksilver and Roxy. If you want to insure your rental board you can, for a one of payment of 40€.
Breakfast is included
Everyday a fresh breakfast is available to those who choose to stay at Sea View Surf Camp, made available through Pure Surf Camps. You can get the energy you’ll need from a healthy, and delicious breakfast every day that you can enjoy on the rooftop terrace while soaking up the first rays of the sun. The breakfast buffet consists of fresh bread with spreads as well as cold cuts, cheese and vegetables. You also get home made style muesli with nuts, dried fruit and yoghurt as well as fresh, seasonal, locally sourced fruit. A fresh pot of coffee and tea will be waiting for you in the morning as well. Every day the chefs throw in something a little special like pancakes or muffins.
5 Dinners a week are included
5 nights a week the crew at the camp will cook dinner for the guests. It’s not only a great meal, but also an amazing way to get to know the other people staying and really enjoy the camp atmosphere. The menu for the 5 meals always varies depending on what’s in season with a vegetarian option always available. The 2 remaining evenings of the week there’s camp trips to Ericeira to check out the local restaurants, usually opting to try local cuisine which mostly consists of extremely fresh fish. After these restaurant dinners, the majority of the crew and guests will go for a drink at one of the local bars.
Surfing and Yoga complement one another perfectly by improving balance and core strength as well as the ability to control breath and general flexibility. Yoga also clears the mind and makes relaxing and really getting into the holiday mood possible.
At Sea View Surf Camp Ericeira you can choose to take a yoga class with a qualified instructor for 10€. These classes cater to full-fledged yogis as well as first timers and focus on working on areas that will improve your surfing. It’s also possible to book a massage through the camp.
The area directly surrounding the camp is perfect for nature walks. Here you’ll wonder through picturesque empty landscapes with old farm houses and windmills scattered throughout. You also have the stunning coast to explore which is just as beautiful.
The team at the camp can also help you undertake day trips to places like Mafra National Park or Lisbon. You can also rent a scooter and explore that way or pop down and explore Ericeira, and skate the park at the Quiksilver Boardriders Club. If you want to go Downhill Mountain Biking just let the team know and they can help get you on a bike as well.
At Sea View Surf Camp Ericeira you can play a few matches of table tennis, or jump on the Foosball table with your new friends after a few post surf beers on the rooftop terrace. The atmosphere at the camp is extremely relaxed and friendly making social evenings a real highlight. If you want to take the party that started at camp a little further you can pop down to Ericeira and check out bars and nightclubs.
Navigate via the tabs to find the prices for different accommodation options both in the apartments, and in the rooms, as well as various optional extras. Here you will see 2 pricing examples:
Detailed Prices: under Rooms at the Surf Camp
Detailed Prices: under Apartments
|PERIOD FORM||PERIOD TILL||DORM ROOMS||DOUBLE ROOMS|
|01.04.17||30.04.17||209 € p.P.||319 € p.P.|
|01.05.17||30.09.17||279 € p.P.||359 € p.P.|
|01.10.17||31.10.17||209 € p.P.||319 € p.P.|
If you book just one of the Double Rooms in the Apartment, the other room will be available for others. You can book the whole apartment as a group of 3, 4, 5 or 6, and nobody but your group will stay there.
|PERIOD FROM||PERIOD TILL||DOUBLE ROOM IN APARTMENT.||3 PEOPLE BOOKING ENTIRE APARTMENT|
|01.04.17||30.04.17||389 € p.P.||519 € p.P.|
|01.05.17||30.09.17||429 € p.P.||572 € p.P.|
|01.10.17||31.10.17||389 € p.P.||519 € p.P.|
You can book the whole apartment with its' two double rooms, with a group of 5 or 6. The crew will add extra beds to cater to your group.
|PERIOD FROM||PERIOD TILL||5 PEOPLE IN APARTMENT||6 PEOPLE IN APARTMENT|
|01.04.17||30.04.17||359 € p.P.||329 € p.P.|
|01.05.17||30.09.17||399 € p.P.||379 € p.P.|
|01.10.17||31.10.17||359 € p.P.||329 € p.P.|
|Surf Lesson (2h) / Surf Course (5 Tage)||30 € / 150 €|
|Surf Guiding||5 – 10 € per surf session|
|Surf gear insurance||40 € (one time price)|
|Surfboard||10 € / Day|
|Wetsuit||10 € / Day|
|Yoga Class||10 € / Lesson|
|Airport transfer to Lisbon One-way||30 € p.P., if 4 or more. 25 € p.P.*|
|*Send flight details directly to the camp manager after booking. Contact details are on your Pure Surf Camp receipt.|
We offer an extra service where we will find you a cheap, available flight. We’ll double-check the prices and availability and will contact you with the final offer. Cheap flights are available starting from as little as 80 Euro! Best option is to fly directly to Lisbon (LIS) and then book an airport transfer.
For those of you who would rather find and book flights yourself we recommend Skyscanner which will give you a good overview of the available flights and where they depart from. An alternative is Kayak. These two flight search sites look through all airlines apart from RyanAir
Sea View Surf Camp Ericeira offers airport pick-ups and drop-offs, to and from Lisbon Airport (LIS). The travel time to and from camp is around 30 minutes. If there are less that 4 passengers, the trip cost is 30€ per person. If there are 4 or more passengers it's 25€ per person, per trip.
In a car the trip will take around 30 minutes form the airport to the camp, whereas public transport will take around 2.5 hours. Best way once you arrive if you plan to use public transport is to leave the airport and get on the purple metro line to Lisboa Oriente. once there you should change trains and go to Portale de Sintra. Once you have arrived here, you will need to change bus and go to Ericeira Terminal. If you are planning to get to the camp via public transport feel free to ask us and we will give you more information.
Here you can find out more about Public Transport in and around Lisbon.
We recommend renting a car! In Portugal there are very cheap rental cars available that start at 80€ per week. At Sunny Cars you'll find the cheapest rental cars around! Getting a rental car will allow you to spontaneously explore the coastline or nearby Lisbon.It will also give you the freedom to take early morning drives up the coast to go to your favourite surf spot and be first in the water.
Take the A8 and A21 from the airport till you get to the N116 that takes you towards Ericeira (ca. 30min). When you get to Estr. da Lapa da Serra take the EM550 till R. do Lizandro in Carvoeira (ca. 5 min) and you're at the Camp.
A toll free alternative is if you take the A37 until you can get on the N9 in Sintra. Then you are on the A16 and you'll take Exit 9 (ca. 20 min). Once you take Exit 9 you'll be on the N247 that you take till R. do Lizandro in Carvoeira (25 min).