Sitting on the border between Alentejo and the Aljezur region of the Algarve, Odeceixe is a small parish by the coast. Odeceixe surfing holidays offer a relaxed vibe and consistent surfing conditions for surfers of all levels.
Often thought of as a haven for hippies and surf dudes, Odeceixe offers pristine coastlines and a charming setting with tumble down houses and windmills perched up on the hills above the beach.
The Odeceixe beach
With consistent but unspectacular waves, this is a good place to learn the basics but also popular with regular surfers for the same reasons. A beach break coming from right to left creates fun waves without the terrifying power of some Atlantic swells, meaning it’s safer too.
However, its popularity and charm mean it can get busy at weekends and even during the week. But don’t let that put you off, as there are plenty of waves to go around.
The Odeceixe lifestyle
Odeceixe surfing holidays offer a glimpse into what it must be like to live the surfing lifestyle. Laid back and inexpensive, it’s easy to be seduced by its charms and imagine yourself settling here for good. Its position in the Vincente National Park has spared it from rampant tourism and allowed it to maintain its traditional character.
The Odeceixe location
Despite facing the wild Atlantic and rugged coastline on either side, Odeceixe benefits from a slightly sheltered position at the mouth of a river. The beautiful location and calmer waters combine to create ideal conditions for anyone wanting to get started on surfing and for anyone tired of fighting through the holidaymakers to get to the beach.
Odeceixe surfing holidays run all year but the high surfing season starts at the end of the summer and runs through to spring.