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Latitude: 37° 6.306' N
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Drive to Villa Do Bispo, from there go throw the town, follow the signs you can´t miss it. After driving on a tarsealed road, take the junction to the left which takes you down a shitty, dusty old road to the beach. Follow signs.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
During the summer months if there is a good swell, get there early, as the car park fills up pretty quick and you may find yourself parking way up on the road.
The quality of the water is very clear and nice to surf, one problem however is the water temprature..it´s freezing all year round. I just got back from surfing it in mid August and you definatley need a 3/2 steamer summer, winter i´d say all the gear cap, booties, gloves etc otherwise you will freeze before you take your first wave. This beachie doesn´t harbour as many boogie boarders as other local beaches and i hear there are presently 2 good banks there, an inside bank and an outer one for bigger days. There is a good cafe/bar on the beach also which is quite nice for a beer after ... SUPER BOK !!!! A couple of bikinis on the beach to boost the views, and if you are game, a nude hangout spot further down the beach.
By Anonymous , 05-03-2010
rocks - the problem vith this spot is that at first sight it seems a beachbreak, but actually the bottom is full of sharp rocks and it´´´s very shallor! I cut my 2 feet and my back surfing here! I prefer the south coast of Algarve where it´s always glassy and there arn´t so many rocks!
By Anonymous , 09-06-2009
Reply - Hi Anonymous...
There are no camping facilities on this beach, and the only supplies you can get are from the beach bar, which serves decent food but not at the most competitive prices..And you need a car to get to these places
By Anonymous , 23-05-2009
Camping Eating in Cordoama? - is there a camping spot there on the surf spot, or can you camp for free? can you eat and buy any supplies right there incase you dont have a car? thanks for replying some one. aloha
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