Ericeira - the epitome of Portuguese surf culture. A stunning town, dotted with unassuming white houses that straddle winding cobbled streets. ‘Surf, eat, sleep, repeat’ - that is the mantra of Ericeira. The town is a hugely popular holiday destination, with the number of visitors increasing every year. The town is particularly busy during the summer months when the sun is shining and the waves are smaller.
As winter approaches, crowds start to thin, as winds blow and rain clouds form. Ericeira is easily accessible by car, as no trains run from Lisbon. You can, however, catch a bus which will arrive in just under 1 hour and 20 minutes. If surfing isn’t your thing (yet), explore some of the incredible hiking trails that following the dramatic coastline.
🏠 Property prices: Similar to Lisbon
📸 Tourist density: Mainly during summer
🥾 Good for hiking: Yes, along the coast
💻 Coworking space: Yes
🌍 Nomads & expats: Yes
🏖️ By ocean: Yes
🏄 Good for surfing: Yes
🚌 By public transport to Lisbon: 1h 15min by bus
Ericeira is a cosy, charming and tidy fishing village so close to Lisbon that it allows one to live quietly but access the bright lights of Lisbon easily. I don’t surf but love the vibe as it is not overrun with disrespectful tourists. The surfing community is chilled and nice to have around. - Joao, June 2023
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