Ericeira Best Beaches
Just to the north of Sintra, close to the village of Magoito is the relatively quiet beach of Magoito (Praia do Magoito).
The Praia dos Pescadores (Fishermen's beach) is Ericeira's central beach, but not by coincidence. Rather, the town was built around this beach which also serves as a harbour.
Just before you reach Ericeira from the Lisbon direction there is a deep valley through which the river Lizandro flows.
Just 35 minutes north of Lisbon on a section of toll-free motorway, the beautiful and wild Praia Azul, whose name translates to 'blue beach' is one of the first beaches associated with the famous wave
At a around 7km from Ericeira, Praia de São Lourenço is the most northerly of what are considered the area's beaches.
Set in a valley between high cliffs, just to the north of Ericeira is the beach of Ribeira d'Ilhas.
Praia das Maçãs (Apple beach) is one of the most popular beaches within striking distance of Lisbon.
As the name suggests, Praia do Sul is on the southern fringes of Ericeira, or at least the old village.