Are You Feeling Brave?
Praia do Norte is the peak for waves not meant to be messed around with; in Praia da Nazaré, next to the central promenade, you can surf fast and heavy waves; and Praia do Sul has tubular and fast waves on big swells. Nazaré is definitely not the place for the faint-hearted.
Despite the big wave frenzy, Nazaré – the town – remains a picturesque fisherman village proud of its traditions – like fishmongers wearing seven skirts! So, expect more from it than “just” big waves. And for God’s sake, don´t you dare to miss a fish meal in one of the many awesome restaurants!
(Really) Big Waves
The biggest everywhere in the world, actually! Beware: these waves are dangerous and not for every surfer.
Praia do Norte, Praia da Nazaré and Praia do Sul. From the monster waves to fast tubes on big swells. Amazing!
Praia Do Salgado
In the south there’s a hidden 6km long beach of wild beauty where you can surf almost alone. Just unforgettable.