Praia do Norte (North Beach)Ericeira , Portugal
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North Beach (Praia do Norte)
North Beach (Praia do Norte) in this webcam, stretches north from the majestic high cape Promontório in Nazare, better known to many as “Sítio”, which means “place” in Portuguese. The beach do Norte online is a wild coastline surrounded by dunes with ancient vegetation.
The sea near the North Beach, which you see in the live camera, is quite hectic, so there are many surfers here. These high waves are due to the presence of the Nazare Canyon, the largest submerged canyon in Europe. Its length is 200 km, and the depth in some places reaches 500 meters.
The small Portuguese city of Ericeira, where the online broadcast is conducted from, is located 35 km north-west of the capital of the country, Lisbon.
For a long time, the port of Ericeira was considered the fourth most important port in Portugal. But in the second half of the 19th century, after the construction of the railway, it lost its position. During World War II, representatives of foreign communities who left their homeland due to the persecution of the Nazis lived in the city where the webcam is located, as well as in its vicinity: Germans, Dutch, Belgians, French, Poles.
Since 1950, the live-streaming region has become a popular beach destination. Ericeira is also known as the largest surf center in all of Europe.
Travel to Ericeira is preferred by those who choose wide sandy beaches, as in this online camera. In the city itself and to the south of it there are three such magnificent places: Praia do Sul, Praia do Peixe, Praia do Lizandro. There are ocean waves, soft sand and developed infrastructure that have brought popularity to this resort region.
To the north of Ericeira, the coast of which you can see in the web camera, is the city of Peniche, also a favorite of surfers. Between these settlements there are several miniature, almost unknown towns, offering the most attractive conditions for a relaxing pastime. Those who love silence will love the beaches of Valmitao, Porto Dinheiro, Areia Branca.
Vacationing in Ericeira, broadcasted online, is preferred for tourists of different ages and interests. In addition to fans of beautiful tanning, surfers tend to come here. There are 10 centers for this sport in the city.
The best surfing spots are located north of Ericeira and the most prominent among them are Praia do Norte in the online camera, as well as Praia da Ribeira de Ilhas, where the world championships are held. Both beaches are awarded the EU Blue Flag and are considered the best in Europe. Praia do Lizandro is a great place for beginners planning to conquer the naughty waves.