Praia da Bordeira – Carrapateira
This large sandy beach on the west coast faces north-west/north and is bordered by a vast stretch of dunes that take you towards the village of Carrapateira. You can reach the beach via the dunes or park on the cliffs and walk down a wooden path while enjoying a spectacular view of the beach and the waves. If you’re looking for a private spot to relax, this is the beach for you.
Bordeira is ideal for beginner surfers as it stretches over 3km giving ample opportunity to find some waves for your practice. It’s often used by surf schools and there’s a little wooden hut in the dunes where you can rent water sports equipment like kayaks and surfboards, and also enjoy a cold drink after your session. When there are strong winds, it’s also a good spot for kitesurfing.