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39_ 36.250' N, 009_ 5. 083' W, Nazare 2450-076, Portugal
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All reviews big waves surf boards surf museum stunning place vantage point ocean crashing historical info on the rocks right hand side totally blown away steep walk great view nice walk big ones walking around small museum on display
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

oh my god...when the tour guide drive there I did not expect that view.the waves and the view the best. you can pay also 1 euro and to go up to the light house our just to go by your self on the right there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kikidam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Forte da Sao Miguel is a cool old fort situated on a cliff on a peninsula above giant ocean waves. It is a great spot to see some unbelievably giant waves and to watch them break on the rocks below and on the beach to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was here for the big wave contest was super amazing big waves great weather and a nice old castle to sit next to

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank surfergerald
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We went to this location to see the BIG waves and were totally blown away by what we saw. Waves were only 15-20 feet but the view from this location was magnificent. The surf museum inside the fort is worth the visit even if you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Adventurer532185
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This is well worth a visit if your at the lighthouse, it’s only €1 each and you learn about why Nazaré gets the waves it does. Surf boards are pretty cool and the views are quite stunning from the roof if not a bit scary...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank craigf858
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is already a mythical place not only for the surfing community but also for the whole population in general. Daqui, quando as condições estão propicias, podemos assistir às maiores ondas do mundo.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ruiestrelinha
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great information about surfing and why that area causes some of the biggest waves in the world. It was just the beginning of the surfing season but still plenty of people out on boards. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ladymarmalade58
Reviewed October 30, 2018

so nice there, I made a realy nice pics. We stayed overnight in the old city on the top of the mountain and from there are 5 minutes walk to the forte (recomanded dont forget the swimsuit there is an other nice beach on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Monik1412
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

The fort itself is not that amazing however they have turned it into a shrine for surfers. The interior of the fort is adorned with surfboards making a pretty cool impression. From the vantage point of the fort you get real good idea as to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ERDFirefighter
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

The biggest waves in the world occur off this point. The scientific exhibit was fascinating. Great views from the fort. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 23, 2018|
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Response from cmbreuer2016 | Reviewed this property |
We had a carn but you can take the funicular up, it is not expensive. The cathedral is worth a visit also.