Considered as a paradise to be explored, by all those who visit it, the Sagres region has unique geographical features that provide world class waves for all levels of surfers, from experts with big tubular waves and reef breaks to the most inexperienced surfers with smaller waves and beach breaks.
The area is divided into two coastlines and receives swell all year round being one of the most consistent spots in Europe, and its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea provides a water temperature always above the rest of the country.
It is not difficult to leave the crowd behind and discover deserted beaches with perfect peaks breaking alone that will make you think you're dreaming!
Memmo Baleeira is the only 4 * hotel in the area that has a large surfing component possessing infrastructures and services dedicated to surfers, like space dedicated for equipment storage, rental boards of various shapes and sizes and daily shuttle service to the best waves of the day.
Count on our team's experience and tips to be on the right place at the right time!
West and South coast Beaches
|Arrifana is very popular in the Portuguese surfing community. When the waves are good it is always crowded because of the many Surf Schools and beginners, so it is very important to respect priorities in the water. A crescent-shaped beach protected by a large cliff. This is probably the best-known wave of Aljezur. It gets a big swell and is sheltered from all winds except the West wind. When the sea is big the “Arrifana right-hander” is a classic, suited for experienced surfers. At high tide the wave is softer and at low tide, drier and faster.||Praia do Amado has several Surf Schools and many surfers of all nationalities during the Summer. Wave quality varies considerably according to the deposition of sand and the quality of the sea bottom. Generally very consistent with right and lefthanders. The peaks nearer the car park have a larger crowd. To reach the beach take the dirt track along the sea from Bordeira beach.|
|Cordoama beach is an extensive stretch of sand protected by cliffs. Consistent peaks which are better with a small swell. Quite isolated with some rips and rocks to watch out for. Do not miss Cordoama viewpoint.||Castelejo beach is surrounded by high black schist escarpments that contrast with the white sand. Consistent surf guaranteed. At high tide there is almost no beach.
|The wave at the South end of the beach is famous among local surfers. There are several dirt tracks (not signposted) from Sagres and Vila do Bispo. The descent to the beach is particularly hard and recommended only for SUVs.||A small sheltered beach facing Southwest. This peak can produce excellent conditions, particularly in winter, and there is always a crowd. The high tide greatly reduces the size of the beach. Car park very near the beach.
|Tonel beach is on the west side of Sagres Fort and has a wonderful view over Saint Vicent's Cape. Sheltered from the wind. Left and wright-handers on a beach break with a large rock in the middle||This is typically a beach for Winter surf, quite sheltered from the wind and with peaks all along. Generally not much of a crowd except on exceptionally good days that attract locals from Sagres.
|A beach with calm waters located in a rocky bay East of Sagres. Similar conditions to the other beaches on the South Coast. Not very consistent waves which only work with big swells during winter. This is a great place for a relaxing swim when there are no waves.|