Museum in Carrapateira

Museu do Mar e da Terra da Carrapateira

The Carrapateira Land & Sea Museum is a must for visitors – surfers or otherwise. Up a steep hill 200m east of the town square, its contemporary design space has small exhibits covering everything from the...

Seafood in Carrapateira

Sítio do Forno

High on the cliff overlooking Praia do Amado, what was a tiny fisher’s cabana has evolved into this large restaurant, where magnificent ocean views unfurl from the terrace – sunsets here are magnificent. Enormous...

Seafood in Carrapateira

Sítio do Rio

On Praia da Bordeira's dunes, with stone walls around its terrace to keep the sand out, and direct boardwalk access to the beach, this great-value restaurant also has an atmospheric timber-ceilinged interior with...

Beach in Carrapateira

Praia de Vale Figueira

One of the more remote west-coast beaches, this wide, magnificent stretch of sand has an ethereal beauty, backed by stratified cliffs hazy in the ocean spray. It's reached by a rough, partly paved road that runs...

Cafe in Carrapateira

Microbar Carrapateira

Umbrellas shade the tables at this summer cafe on the town's cobbled square. It's a lively pre- or postsurf hang-out for bruschetta, burgers. vibrant salads, coffee (soy milk available) and cake, or just an...

Beach in Carrapateira

Praia da Bordeira

Bordered by a river on its southern side that often forms a shallow warm-water lagoon, beautiful Praia da Bordeira is a mammoth swathe of sand merging into dunes. It's 1.7km northwest of town.

Beach in Carrapateira

Praia do Amado

Known for its exposed, left- and right-handed beach breaks that work year-round, surfer favourite Praia do Amado is 2.3km southwest of the town square.