Santa Rita

Continent
Europe
Country
Portugal
Next Big City
Lisbon
Next Town
Santa Cruz, Ribamar
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Animals, Currents
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Low tide

Wave size, naturally depends on weather conditions (1-6m, average is 2m). The beach is very long, and there is a section where surfers tend to ride. Watch out for jelly fish episodes (rare), which with the local restaurant where the lifeguard hangs out first, no sharks, etc. otherwise. The only thing to watch out for is the rocks at north end, but if you go that far you've also passed the designated swimming area. Watch out for currents.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Other
Beach Users:
July, August

Just sand dunes and watch out for the odd beach sign. During low tide you can walk in fairly far.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
W, NW
Main Direction:
W, WNW, NW, NNW

Best from May to October. This is a great wind area, it is common to see delta wings flying in the cliff area.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus
Access
Short walk

Yes, you can see your car parked in the parking lot. Don't leave anything in the car or it will be broken into. Catch highway A8 from Lisboa towards Torres Vedras (exit at Torres Vedras). This is a toll highway. Follow the signs towards Termas do Vimeiro, then Hotel Golf Mar. The beach is south of the hotel, the golf course and the horse riding.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Stay out of the designated swimming areas. Respect the locals, it's their beach. Do not litter, use the supplied garbage cans.

Nightlife

Lots of wildlife/nightlife, restaurants, places to stay in Santa Cruz (2 km away). We love to party all night in Santa Cruz. The women are hot!!