Holidays in Norte Beach

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Norte Beach which includes waves, general coastal views and a beach

Revel in the raw beauty of this relatively undeveloped stretch of sand, which has record-breaking waves that make it a favorite with pro surfers.

Praia do Norte, or North Beach, is a beautiful and untouched golden beach that offers an excellent place to watch dramatic waves in peace and quiet. Spend a day here and you will quickly see why it is known all over the world for its wild waters. Its fame has made it a must-visit destination for many serious surfers. But it is also a lovely spot for those who would just like a break from the hubbub of busy Nazaré Beach, directly to the south.

For many years, North Beach was overshadowed by the more famous beach next to it, which still draws huge crowds of visitors each year due to its family-friendly conditions and great facilities. But in 2011, pro surfer Garrett McNamara brought North Beach to the world’s attention by surfing a record-breaking 100-foot (30-meter) wave here. Visit now and you are unlikely to see a spectacle as impressive as that, but monster waves do crash against the rocks here quite regularly. Look for expert surfers in the water, demonstrating their skills.

Bring a camera when you visit North Beach, as the relative isolation here means it is a wonderful setting for photos. Take pictures of the stunning natural beauty of the Portuguese coastline, far away from the crowds. Make sure you see the beautiful lighthouse that looks out across the ocean from the southern tip of the beach.

When you have had enough of the isolation of North Beach, head back into the pretty and historic center of Nazaré, where the streets are alive with women in traditional layered skirts and craftspeople selling their wares.

Stay in one of the cluster of hotels located along Nazaré Beach and drive to North Beach in under 10 minutes. Or, drive from Lisbon in around 1.5 hours and make your visit to North Beach a daytrip instead. This spectacular area of coast provides the perfect contrast to the busy city streets of the capital.

913 Cheap Hotels Near Norte Beach

Hotel Ribamar
Hotel Ribamar
1 out of 5
Rua Gomes Freire 9, Nazare, Leiria
The price is AU$52 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in Nazare, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Praca de Touros and Nazare Beach. Norte Beach and Nazare Port are also ...
3.8/5 Good! (206 reviews)
"Close to the beach and free parking near by"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

Hotel Ribamar
Hotel Praia
Hotel Praia
4 out of 5
Avenida Vieira Guimaraes 39, Nazare
The price is AU$111 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Located in the heart of Nazare, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Praca de Touros and Nazare Beach. Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré and Nazare Port are also ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (78 reviews)
"Modern, clean hotel. Parking was underneath the hotel. The free breakfast was complete and very well served. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was centrally located. However, there was road construction at either end of the street so access to the car park was confusing."

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2022

Hotel Praia
Gino´s House
Gino´s House
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Norte Beach and Nazare Beach. Praca de Touros and Nazare Lighthouse are also within ...
Gino´s House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Hotel Ribamar
Hotel Ribamar
1 out of 5
Rua Gomes Freire 9, Nazare, Leiria
The price is AU$52 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Hotel Ribamar
Hotel Praia
Hotel Praia
4 out of 5
Avenida Vieira Guimaraes 39, Nazare
The price is AU$111 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Hotel Praia
Gino´s House
Gino´s House
Gino´s House
Villamar Style Maison
Villamar Style Maison
4 out of 5
Rua Rancho Ta-Mar, 3, Nazare
The price is AU$123 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Villamar Style Maison
Hotel Mare
Hotel Mare
3 out of 5
Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque N.10, Nazare
The price is AU$126 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
Hotel Mare
Kathleen's Apartment
Kathleen's Apartment
Nazare, Leiria District
Kathleen's Apartment
New luxury apartment, near center, with large terrace and beautiful sea view
New luxury apartment, near center, with large terrace and beautiful sea view
Nazare, Leiria District
New luxury apartment, near center, with large terrace and beautiful sea view
Luxury beach apartment in Villa - North Canyon Beach 200m
Luxury beach apartment in Villa - North Canyon Beach 200m
Nazare, Leiria District
Luxury beach apartment in Villa - North Canyon Beach 200m
Apartment, with full kitchen, bedroom with double bed and bathroom,
Apartment, with full kitchen, bedroom with double bed and bathroom,
Nazare, Leiria District
Apartment, with full kitchen, bedroom with double bed and bathroom,
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.