The greatest way for a family to bond is by learning an exciting new activity together. Challenging, rewarding and fantastic fun, surfing is a brilliant activity to try out with your family whether you are a seasoned pro or a keen beginner. |
There are many stunning locations which provide the perfect backdrop for this unifying activity, which is sure to generate dozens of wonderful memories, but none as magnificent as Peniche, Portugal. Riding the waves, exploring the town, chilling out on the beach, trying local cuisine and hanging out with like-minded families are just a few ingredients for the ultimate activity holiday for families visiting this beautiful part of the world.
A Stunning Coastal Town
In addition to the variety of cool surf spots, Peniche is also a wonderful coastal town and one of the finest destinations in Europe. Located an hour’s drive from Lisbon, along Portugal’s Silver Coast, Peniche has a rich history and is an important maritime city with one of the biggest traditional ports in Portugal.
Peniche is a great destination for families, with plenty to discover. The ocean has played a huge role in the shaping of this beautiful city, with fishing being the key source of income for many residents. Consequently, fresh fish dominates the delicious local cuisine. The Peniche Fort is an area of particular interest due to its brilliant history, most recently being used as a political prison under the Estado Novo regime. A stroll through the historic centre is a must and the best way to soak up the unique atmosphere, whilst the glorious beaches are perfect for unwinding after a long day.
Where You’ll Stay
Of course, accommodation is of equal importance during activity holidays. For families, a combination of comfort and an outdoor feel is important to ensure that everyone can recharge their batteries and enjoy their personal space as well as together time. The cool and funky Surfers Lodge Peniche offers the best of both worlds with a laid-back philosophy.
The all-inclusive lodge prides themselves on creating a home-away-from-home experience for the entire family. You will find a living room instead of a lobby; comfortable ensuite bedrooms complete with every amenity; terraces with Jacuzzis and pools; a restaurant; and areas to unwind. Together with my team, I have created a package which contains 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast, plus flights from the UK and return airport transfers.
It’s All About the Surf
As adventurous types, the reason for visiting Peniche is, of course, to ride the waves with your family. Regardless of your experience level, the Surfers Lodge offers a surf academy which will make sure that you and your family learn the ropes - and find it an incredibly fun and rewarding experience! The academy offers tailored plans and schedules to ensure that everyone improves and is not thrown in at the deep end. If you go for the Summit & Blue package that I have put together with my team, you will receive 5 surf lessons including equipment rental at no extra cost.
The Perfect Fun-Filled Family Holiday
Activity holidays for families should always provide unique, fun and valuable life experiences which will show your children the world at the same time. Additionally, you will want to be brought closer together, and an adventurous activity like surfing is the perfect way to do this.
When you book an activity holiday with Summit & Blue, a memorable, bonding experience is exactly what you and the family will get. The Surfers Lodge Peniche provides an intimate and homely retreat, with the greatest surf beaches on the Silver Coast just a stone’s throw away. Ideal for a family with slightly older children looking to try a cool yet challenging activity, Surfers Lodge also boasts a cool surfer vibe complete with an onsite restaurant and a spectacular rooftop lounge for relaxing and gazing at the stars at night.
Richard Edwards is the Managing Director of Summit & Blue, an adventure holiday company offering independently crafted activity holidays for families to exciting destinations around the world, including France, Italy, Portugal, the USA and Canada. With unique itineraries and exciting activities like biking, hiking, white water rafting and canoeing, we create holidays for those looking for an experience a little more off the beaten track.
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