If the lagoon is too quiet for you, or surf or snowboard is your purpose, just go across the sand stripe, and the sea is there, always with a good surf... sometimes too much good.
Check the flag or watch the other people prior to enter the water.
Swimming, water sports, or just picking shells, the tranquility of the lagoon as an alternative to the adjacent sea, serves it all (and the water is warmer than the sea...).
The bottom of the sea is somewhat irregular, so, those not knowing to swim must be very careful.
Half way between Caldas da Rainha and Foz do Arelho, and only 10 kms from Obidos, this restaurant is, generally, one of the first choices to take large groups in search for a good meal. And, if the group is good and in the mood, the night may be animated.
Anyway, for a single person or a small group or family, the quality is the same.
It is a quiet and healthy location, the service is friendly and the food very tasty.
Favorite Dish: Most of the dishes adapt traditional Portuguese cuisine with European flavours and what we call new cuisine. The result is positive, and provides a large diversity of alternatives, hard to choose.
Good surf and a wide beach attract surfers and swimmers.
I don't know why, but bodyboard dominates this beach, while surf goes mainly to Peniche area. If I convince Tito to write something, maybe he will explain. He is one of the surfing lovers.
Equipment: Surfoz has shops in several places in the coast, including Foz do Arelho.