Surf2smile surf camp Portugal is situated in Praia da Areia Branca, 70km north of Lisbon and 10km south of wave famous region of Peniche. The area is perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers, since there are many uncrowded waves here and great surfing conditions in general.

We run two surf houses, which are 50 meters apart and are located 250 meters from the beach, restaurants, shops, market, pharmacy, bakery … everything you might need on your surf holidays in Portugal. Everything is within walking distance.

If you fancy a morning walk on the beach, meeting new people from around the globe, visiting a new restaurant with your surf buddies every evening, joining our daily surf trips and discovering various surf spots in the area and having the best surf experience of your lifetime, then you will love our surf camp Portugal!

All rooms with private bathroom

All rooms are en suite (Surf hostel), which means you will enjoy a private bathroom connected exclusively to your bedroom. This way you will only share the waves with your surf buddies at the surf camp

200 meters from cafes & nightlife

Our surf camp is super close to several cafes, restaurants and nightlife options. All within a short walking distance from the surf camp. Explore the luxury of living a true beach lifestyle.

250 meters from the beach

located within 2 minute walking distance to the beach and waves, you won’t even need a bike to explore the beautiful village of Praia da Areia Branca.


Praia da Areia Branca is a small, peaceful village with excellent position by the Atlantic Ocean, hidden from mass tourism. It is situated between Ericeira and Peniche and approximately 45-minute drive away from Lisbon. Our surf camp is located within a walking distance from the waves. This gives our guests an opportunity for a unique surfing and cultural experience. The village center has many restaurants, cafes, local grocery stores, a fish & vegetable market and ATM. On the beach, which is one of the most pristine in Portugal, you will find restaurants and cafes. Everything is within walking distance. It is a very peaceful place during the year, meanwhile in summer it gets quite lively with several concerts and beach events.


The Surf hostel has 10 ensuite bedrooms, which means all bedrooms have private bathrooms. We can accommodate groups, couples or solo travellers. It has a fully equipped kitchen, where guests can prepare their meals, a dining area and several corners for socialising, inside and outside.

A large and cozy living room is equipped with a big screen where we watch surf movies and video clips from morning surf sessions. There is also a reading corner by the fireplace to ensure a relaxing atmosphere.

Outdoor area offers plenty of activities for you to stay animated. Go for a swim in our large swimming pool, read a book while sunbathing in the hammock, test your balance skills on a slack-line or challenge your surf buddies for a table football match.

Our surf camp in Portugal is the place where you feed your soul, relax your mind, and enlighten your heart. 200 meters away from the restaurants and village center and 250 meters away from the waves. It is a perfect place for young, easy-going people who like meeting other travelling surfers and appreciate relaxing atmosphere by the coast.


Big swimming pool   |   Table football   |   Slack line   |   Projector to watch surf movies   |   Free Wifi   |   Board games, magazines & books   | Bikes & skateboards   |   Free parking   |   Access to a self-catering kitchen


The Beach house is a cosy place where travellers get together to learn to surf and share their stories by the fireplace. It has a large living room which is perfect for gatherings, movie nights or evenings with board games. It is located 250 meters from the beach. Our beach house has 4 bedrooms and one private apartment with kitchenette and a separate entry. 

From our Beach house everything is within a short walking distance, so you don’t even need a bike to move around. Walk to the waves, restaurants, local bakery, market, bars, fruit & vegetable shop and ATM. The house is an excellent choice for solo travellers but also for couples and smaller groups who fancy an amazing surf holiday experience.

Prefer not to cook on your surf holidays? We’ve got you covered. At the Beach house guests have the option to book half or full board deals upon request. Are you a vegetarian or a vegan, prefer lactose and gluten free? No problem. We adapt completely to your needs and will prepare delicious lunch or dinner right according to your surfing schedule and preferences. The hosts, Niki & Eva and their cats, are always available to meet your needs and make your stay at the Beach House a dreamy one.

What’s included?

  • Bed linen and blankets, Hand & shower towels, Wi-Fi
  • No common kitchen / guests can order lunch or dinner upon request


The rustic surf house is great for larger groups. It is situated in Santa Cruz, between Peniche and Ericeira and offers plenty of privacy and a sizeable garden with swimming pool and is situated within a short walking distance from the village center, where you you find a an outstanding bakery, a well stocked market, bars, restaurant, fruit & vegetable shop and ATM. The house is fully equipped for self-catering and is an excellent choice for your surf holiday.

What’s included?

  • Swimming pool
  • Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen, large living room and a garden with flowers and vegetables
  • Bed linen and blankets, Hand & shower towels, Wi-Fi



The closest airport to our surf camp is Lisbon although some guests fly to Porto or Faro. To find cheap flights utilize a flight search engine such as www.skyscanner.net or www.momondo.com. There are good connections from most of European cities.
Having trouble finding your airplane ticket? We can help you out. Just contact us and let us know your preferred dates.


From Lisbon airport to our Surf camp in Portugal you can:

Surf2Smile Private Transfer

Book airport transfer with Surf2smile

The price per van costs 100 EUR each way. In order to book airport pick-up, you need to provide us with your flight number, time of arrival and a phone number with country code where we can reach you. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes.

Use public transportation

Public transportation (metro & bus) costs around 12 EUR and a taxi about 100 EUR. The journey from Lisbon to Praia da Areia Branca takes approximately two hours. We will send you a timetable of bus schedules by email after your booking is confirmed.


If you are looking for a fulfilling experience, new friendships and most of all, memorable surf holidays, then join us for an unforgettable adventure!

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