The best places to surf, stay and eat on Portugal’s coast

Catch great waves, then kick back at a beach bar or restaurant before bedding down for the night – all tried and tested by Veerle Helsen, author of the book Surf & Stay

Veerle Helsen spent six months touring the coasts of north-west Spain and Portugal in her campervan and with a surfboard. Her book Surf & Stay documents the trip in photos: the places to stay, eat at and visit, as well as the beaches. In this extract we’ve focused on the Portuguese coast, picking guesthouses, restaurants and cafes that capture the stylish but laid-back feel of the local surfing community.

We’ve avoided Lisbon and much of the Alentejo, which we have already covered.

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