At a around 7km from Ericeira, Praia de São Lourenço is the most northerly of what are considered the area's beaches. This wide sandy and sheltered bay is a popular spot and is best known for two things; surfing and seafood, although sunbathing is pretty high on most people's list too.
São Lourenço is home to a number of quality restaurants specializing in fresh and seafood fish.
Surfing at São Lourenço is fine for all on calm days. However, this is known as Ericeira's big wave surf spot (and Ericeira is known as one of Portugal's big-wave locations). Due to the steeply shelving beach getting in and out of the water at high tide can be quite challenging.
There are a good range of facilities on and around the beach and it is patrolled by a lifeguard and the SOS Praia (Beach SOS) system.
Running along the northern side of the beach is the mouth of the Safarujo river which forms a large lagoon of brackish water.
Other beaches near Praia de São Lourenço
Praia de São Lourenço tide times
Thu 21st FebruaryHigh 03:36am (3.84m)
Low 09:49am (0.35m)
High 04:03pm (3.57m)
Low 10:02pm (0.50m)
Fri 22nd FebruaryHigh 04:21am (3.78m)
Low 10:32am (0.45m)
High 04:47pm (3.48m)
Low 10:45pm (0.61m)
Sat 23rd FebruaryHigh 05:05am (3.63m)
Low 11:16am (0.62m)
High 05:31pm (3.32m)
Low 11:30pm (0.79m)
Sun 24th FebruaryHigh 05:52am (3.40m)
Low 12:02pm (0.86m)
High 06:19pm (3.13m)