Portugal Silver Coast : 9 activities to do

Portugal Silver Coast : 9 activities to do

Discover 9 activities to do on Portugal Silver Coast for an unforgettable holiday !

For you, holidays do not rhyme with lounging, sunbathing and mojitos (whatever the mojito yes, but after the session! 😌😇 ), then the region of Peniche which is located 1hour away north of Lisbon is made for your holidays.

This natural region of Portugal is full of activities: surfing, mountain biking, kitesurfing, golf… There is one for everyone’s taste.

Get ready, we’re taking you with us for an unforgettable sport holidays. 😎

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Best time to visit Portugal

Although the weather is mild all year round, the best time to visit Portugal is in spring and summer, from April to October.

You’ll enjoy more sunny days, fewer rainy days and warmer temperatures.

Silver Coast Portugal things to do

In this article, we detail 9 activities to do on Portugal’s Silver Coast, and more around the Peniche region of Portugal.

The Silver Coast is a wild coastal region of Portugal, where you can combine water and land activities.

It’s a paradise for surfers and kitesurfers. But it also abounds in other lesser-known but equally sensational sporting activities!

1. Surfing

Peniche is THE surfing region in Portugal. You will find a multitude of spots for beginners or advanced. So we put on a wetsuit and we go into the water. 🏄🏻‍♂️

If you want to take lessons, contact Audrey & Luís from Happy Days Surf Peniche, big smile guaranteed at the end of session. 😁

Otherwise, on every street corner there are places to rent surfboards or bodyboarding.

📍 Some spot ideas: Lagide, Praia do Baleal, Meio da baía, Supertubos, Consolação, Almagreira

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2. Kitesurfing

In the area you can also go kitesurfing.🪁

If you don’t really know this boardsport, we explain everything here ☺️

👉🏻 Discover all about kitesurf

For the more experienced, head for the ocean 🌊, good news for the beginners, in Óbidos there is a shallow and calm water lagoon, without the waves of the ocean, in other words, the ideal place to learn and progress in complete safety! 👌🏻

📍 All about the Óbidos lagoon spot and its characteristics

You can rent kitesurf gear or take kitesurf lessons.

3. Wingfoiling

Wingfoil is also a boardsport, which is practiced on the water thanks to the force of the wind. As for the kite if you are already experienced the ocean reserves you beautiful sessions. Otherwise, it is also possible to sail and learn wingfoil on the Óbidos lagoon.  🌬

📍 On the lagoon there are 2 main spots to navigate, The top of the lagoon, (closest to the ocean) and Inside the lagoon.

Warning: in wing you cannot navigate at the top of the lagoon because the water is too shallow but no worries at all about flying inside the lagoon.

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4. Windsurfing

For lovers of the old school version of the wingfoil, it is possible to have fun and to learn, windsurfing, on the lagoon. ⛵️

5. SUP / Kayak

Rent a stand up paddle or a kayak and set off to explore the Óbidos lagoon. If you want the lagoon just for you and breathtaking colors, rent a SUP for sunrise or sunset, you will tell us about it! 🌅

For budding tightrope walkers, it is also possible to do SUP yoga 🤹🏼‍♀️

Contact Rachel for any rental request:

WhatsApp : +351 912 701 573

6. Moutain Bike

Take the cliff path and observe the view to Baleal, walk around the lagoon, go observe the pink flamingos… Plan a picnic and go on a mountain bike adventure. 🚴🏼‍♂️🦩

GPS Point📍 to admire flamingos

Rachel also offers Mountain bikes for hire.

WhatsApp : +351 912 701 573

7. Golf

The region is well known for golf! You will find many golf courses which are world-renowned enough to improve your swing! 🏌🏻‍♂️ ⛳️

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8. Yoga & massage

After all these sporting activities, your body will need to relax and unwind. So what could be better than a yoga and/or massage session? 🥰

🧘‍♀️ Take a Yoga class with Joy

WhatsApp : +351 925 009 546

baleal yoga classes

9. Bonus: eat! (yes because eating is an activity 😇😋)

Our favorite addresses ❤️: 

Washed Up – Cafes & local products, but also cocktails and live music 🥰
Padaria do Marquito – Organic bakery with REAL croissants 🥐🤤
Kalifood – Coffee shop for healthy breakfasts and lunches 🥑🍳
Hangfive – Concept store, cafés and surfing ☕️ 🏄‍♂️
Toca do Texugo – Open only at noon for a traditional Portuguese lunch 🐟🥔
Sol é Vida – Typical Portuguese restaurant overlooking the ocean 🌊
Java house – For gin & waffle lovers🍸🧇
Taberna do Ganhão – For a dinner you will remember! (The restaurant only takes no reservations because it is very popular. We advise you not to go too late, if you want to make sure you have a table.)
Funky Donkey – Real Italian pizzas with a soft dough and desserts to fall backwards 🍕
Riclé Bar – Best burgers in town 🍔
Bar #1 Peniche – A large selection of craft beers 🍺
Cartel 71 – For Mexican food & tequila lovers 🇲🇽
• Sabores & peripécias – Wine and tapas bar 🍷
Cantina de Ferrel Italian restaurant, the Coulis Tomate e Burrata 🥫😍
Sushi fish – Japanese food 🤤
Hown baleal – Good food, good vibes & good events 🎶🎸
Surf ranchThe place to be for a post-session poke bowl and a beer while listening live music 🌈
Tribo – Watch the sunset over the ocean with a Caipi  🌅🍹 
The BaseOriginal cocktails and music to continue the evening 🍸💃
Backyard – Organic Market and local, breakfast and lunch every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m (don’t miss ! ) 🥐🥙

If you are planning to spend a few days near Lisbon, we have you prepared a sum up of our recommendations, good addresses and Lisbon favorites ☀️ 

See you soon in the region 🇵🇹, 
Léa & Marco ✌🏻