Photographer's Note

Hi TE friends

I made this picture in my last visit to Mafra, Sobreiro and Ericeira.

It was a very dark day but pleasant and warm. It’s nice to contemplate this beautiful place with the name “Beach of the South”.

Enjoy it !

Beach of the South - Ericeira (Mafra)
Access for the road: Yes
Distance of the road: 0 meters
Park of parking: Yes
Maritime beach
White sand
Blue flag: Not
Surf: Not
Windsurf: Not
Watched/signalled beach = Yes
Swimmer-rescuer: Not
Boats of patrol: Yes
Lookout posts: Not
Beach watched for captainship: Yes
Restaurants in the beach: Yes
Restaurants in the road: Not
Coffees in the beach: Yes
Coffees in the road: Yes
Wooden cabin: Yes
Cabin of canvas: Yes
Parasols: Not
Lease of chairs: Not
Volleyball: Not
Soccer: Not
Lodging: Not


N 38º 57' 23,3'' , W 9º 24' 59,693''


Ericeira is a parish and a fishing and seaside resort town on the west coast of Portugal, in the municipality of Mafra, about 35 km north-west of the centre of Lisbon. A new motorway is under construction and will cut the travel time from Lisboa considerably from late 2007/ early 2008. Its name originates from Ouriceira, which derives from Ouriço, the Portuguese name for a sea urchin, as seen on the coat of arms.
The Ribeira d'Ilhas beach, which routinely hosts a round of the World Surf Championship and is widely regarded as one of the best beaches in Europe for the practice of this sport, is located 2 km to the north of the city. It is a popular destination for holiday-makers and amateur surfers, as there are over 40 beaches with good surf in the area.
Close to North is Coxos Break point, also one of the best European surf spots well known between pro surfers. This is not an easy spot for beginners.
Ericeira is also home for one of the first and biggest Portuguese Surf Associations\Clubs, Ericeira Surf Clube. This Club, founded in 1993, derivated from the Surf section of Ericeira Naval Club, have been organizing local, regional and national competitions in Surf, Bodyboard, Kneeboard and longboard trough out years. It has also a Surf School to local athelets and tourists who want to learn how to Surf. From Wikipedia

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