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Carrapateira Beach, Portugal

From series “Top Beaches for Surfing on Huge Waves”
Carrapateira is considered one of the most attractive beaches for surfing in Portugal. It is located on the territory of a small village of the same name. This beach is aimed exclusively at experienced surfers. They will be able to ride the waves here. Their height reaches 4 meters. You can go on vacation in Carrapateira at any time of the year. The conditions for water sports are always optimal here.

The wavelength is between 50 and 150 meters on this beach. It can even reach 300 meters at certain times of the year. Carrapateira beach is sandy. There are large stone boulders on its territory. Not only tourists but also locals actively visit the popular stretch of coast. There are a lot of fans of surfing among them. The beach is always crowded on weekends because of this. But you can relax in a comfortable and sparsely populated environment here on weekdays.

Strong tides, currents, and rocks are characteristic of the beach. Therefore, it is considered quite dangerous. Pretty low water temperatures are typical for Carrapateira beach. Therefore, you should choose sports equipment with this feature in mind. The coast has a fairly large length. You can find a fairly sparsely populated and comfortable place for sports training here, even on weekends.

The period from April to June is considered the best time to relax on this stretch of coast. The number of tourists is still relatively small at this time of year. But the conditions for sports are optimal. Most tourists visit the coast in July and August. Students from local surf schools regularly train here at this time of year. Carrapateira is crowded during the second half of the summer. Even experienced surfers will be uncomfortable relaxing here at this time of year. Next - Fernando de Noronha Beach

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Best hotels near Carrapateira Beach

Casa Fajara

Located in 2 km from Carrapateira Beach
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Rooms: 12
The individually decorated rooms include a TV and private bathroom with free toiletries. Some have a balcony with mountain views, a thatched ceiling … More: photo, rates and booking
Monte Da Vilarinha

Located in 6 km from Carrapateira Beach
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Rooms: 10
All rooms at the Monte Da Vilarinha have access to private or communal kitchens and living rooms. They enjoy plenty of natural light and are … More: photo, rates and booking
Praia Vale Figueira

Located in 8 km from Carrapateira Beach
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Rooms: 1
The holiday home is furnished and it has wood floors and various wood elements. The bedroom on the ground floor has direct access to the front … More: photo, rates and booking
Casa Do Canal

Located in 9 km from Carrapateira Beach
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Rooms: 4
Each house is heated by solar panels and features a furnished patio with views of the countryside. They include a seating area with satellite TV and … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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Santuario de Cristo Rei
165 km - Santuario de Cristo Rei
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Elevador de Santa Justa
168 km - Elevador de Santa Justa
One of Lisbon's landmarks is the old Elevator Elevador-de-Santa-Justa, which locals call Elevador do Carmo. This unbelievably beautiful old elevator, opened in 1901, connects one of the streets in the city district of Baixa with Largo do Carmo. The beautiful lift …
Ponte Vasco da Gama
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Centro Colombo
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Rio Tinto River
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Top destination around Carrapateira Beach - Lagos

A peculiar city attraction is Mar d'Estorias store that was opened in an old fire tower. In this store you can buy a lot of interesting souvenirs and home accessories, virtually all the products presented here are made in Portugal. Painted plates, ceramics, and wicker baskets are especially popular with customers. A large department with books and CDs is of interest as well. A wide range of inexpensive mugs, magnets, cards, and other cheap souvenirs are available here for budget travelers. Mar d'Estorias is also notable for the fact that it shares the same building with a very popular bistro.

Surf fans will have the opportunity to visit Lagos Surf Center Surf Shop offering all the necessary accessories for those who are keen on this sport. Here you can buy literally everything you need, from surfboards to men's and women's athletic swimwear. This store is also visited by ordinary tourists, as it presents a huge selection of inexpensive colorful T-shirts with national symbols, beach shoes and other stuff for those who like to spend a lot of time on the beach.
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