Top things to do in Ericeira

Top Choice Viewpoint in Ericeira

Miradouro Ribeira d'Ilhas

If you dropped dead of a heart attack a moment after ogling this jaw-dropping view above Ribeira d'Ilhas and Alibabá beaches – and the surfers tackling the waves of the Ericeira World Surfing Reserve – you'd die hap…
Top Choice Seafood in Ericeira

Mar à Vista

Crustaceans of every kind are on display at this hearty frill-free local marisqueira known for its shellfish (no fish, no meat). Phenomenal crabs (both santola and sapateira) are eaten from the shell while lobsters …
Top Choice Seafood in Ericeira

Clube Naval Praia da Assenta

Hidden down a steeply zigzagging road clinging to sea cliffs 14km north of Ericeira, this low-key find was opened by a family of fishermen in 1998. Folks line up for simply but fantastically prepared fresh catches s…
Cafe in Ericeira

Casa das Três

This barely larger than a hole-in-the-wall cafe is hyper-focused on its mission of bringing Third Wave java – single-origin Panamanian, Ethiopian, Costa Rican speciality coffees – to Ericeira, roasted by 7g near Por…
Portuguese in Ericeira

Mar das Latas

Ericeira's happening happy hour goes down on the sidewalk at this sophisticated bistro, which does well-curated wines and tapas with sunset sea views from the bar; and worthwhile, creatively approached Portuguese di…
Seafood in Ericeira

Esplanada Furnas

As close to the sea as you can get without a boat, Furnas is all about freshly caught fish and spectacular ocean views. It’ll show you the catch of the day right as you enter and then barbecue your choice on the spo…
Seafood in Ericeira

Mar d’Areia

It keeps the decor simple – blue-checked tablecloths with starfish and lighthouses and tile designs of fish in nets à la the 1960s – and let the excellent grilled fish do the talking at this locally popular, family-…
Bar in Ericeira


Popular among the twenty- to thirty-somethings, this post-surf bar -– and its severed VW bus – spills out onto the street. There's live music every Wednesday and in summer from 10pm a DJ sets the mood.
Pastries in Ericeira

Casa da Fernanda

For a sweet little treat, pop into this simple pastelaria for Ericeira's best ouriço – a small, muffin-like almond cake with a crusty top that hails from here. €0.95 well spent!
Club in Ericeira


One of Portugal’s oldest discos, catering to night owls of all ages, with a mix of pop, dance, oldies and dance-floor standards.