A former fishing village that’s developed into the surfing capital of Portugal (and Europe), Ericeira is about an hour’s drive northwest of Lisbon. It’s the first and only World Surfing Reserve in Europe, and has plenty of traditional seaside town charm. There’s also a wide variety of holiday rentals – here are the best, all bookable on Culture Trip.
This three-star guesthouse sits only two minutes from the nearest beach. And you’ll only have to walk about the same distance to the municipal market to pick up your fresh produce or seafood for the day. Options range from a dinky single, which comes with a private bathroom, to a triple with a double bed and kitchenette.