Recognised as such since 14th October 2011, Ericeira is only the second surfing beach in the world to have been given this distinction and is the only one in Europe. The quality and consistency of the waves, the local history and surfing culture, the richness of and sensitivity to the environment and strong, active community support earned the town this recognition.

Between the beaches of Empa and São Lourenço, along a stretch of coast that boasts seven world class waves in the space of just 4 km, lovers of the sport meet up at Pedra Branca, Reef, Ribeira d’Ilhas, Cave, Crazy Left, Coxos and São Lourenço.

World Surfing Reserve Interpretation Centre / Ericeira Tourism office
Praça da República, 17 | 2655-347 Ericeira, Portugal

Telephone: (+351) 261 863 122/ 261 861 095