Virginia J. Patrick


Leaving Ericeira we go in direction of Foz, or the beach at Foz do Lizandro. .
If the tide is out we are able to go on foot along the coast. If the tide is in then we can walk the1.5 kms on the large pathway that follows the coast road. Why Foz? It is here that the Lizandro river, which springs in the urban district of Venda do Pinheiro, enters the sea. The river meanders some 30kms down to the sea passing by Cheleiros, Sta Suzana, Carvoeira and Sra do Ó before entering the sea.

An extense area of white sand with long waves, where many of the local surf schools give their first lessons to beginners, who love this radical sport. It is not without reason that Ericeira is the first European area to be voted into the international Save the Waves Organisation. This beach is pure fun. It has several bars that are restaurants and support for the surf schools during the day and at night are bars with karaoke and live concerts. There is always joy when youth is present. And here there is no lack of young people. .

It is also possible to take out small boats on to the river and pass the poplars and listen to the nightingales. Charming! Such a sense of Peace.
On fine winter´s days we can see some people out on parapents which take off from the cliff tops above the beach. An invitation to a day well spent! There is a large parking area right next to the beach.