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Surfing For All Levels

Whether you’re an advanced surfer or want to try this exhilarating sport for the the first time, both Anna Maria Island and the South Western Algarve in Portugal – our two holiday home destinations – offer superb opportunities.

Anna Maria Island’s best surfing can be found off the White Avenue beach. All levels of surfers can be catered for and lessons are available.

Portugal’s Algarve boasts some of the best surfing beaches in the world, all within easy driving distance of our holiday homes in Vilarinha and Lagos.

For example, Amado Beach offers a good mix of wave conditions. It’s open to all Atlantic swells but is protected by north west winds, making it ideal for new and experienced surfers. Surf schools and surf camps operate nearby.

Fishing From Beach, Pier Or Boat

With the sea on your doorstep fishing is a popular pastime for holidaymakers in both Florida and Portugal.

On Anna Maria Island you can rent equipment and fish from the Rod and Reel or City piers, or from the beaches and jetties around the island. Just don’t forget to arrange a fishing permit ahead of your trip.

In Portugal’s Algarve you can fish from cliffs or beaches or join a chartered sea fishing trip to test your skills with experienced fishermen on hand to support you.

Fishing trips can be arrange from numerous resorts and are particularly plentiful in Lagos.

Everything from family trips and reef fishing to shark fishing is available for you to try.

Sail Away On An Adventure

A multitude of boat trips offer you a chance to explore and enjoy the coast and ocean in both Florida and Portugal.

Sailing adventure trips from Anna Maria Island offer you a different perspective, the freedom of the ocean, the chance to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexica or experience a feast of nature.  Enjoy sightings of dolphins, manatees, anhingas, cormorants, osprey, bald eagle and views beyond compare.

Portugal also excels when it comes to boat trips, one of its most famous being an opportunity to explore coastal caves and grottos along its dramatic coastline. Sail to Lagos’s famous Ponta da Piedade – cliff-like rocks up to 20 metres high. Or why not have a close encounter with the characters beneath the waves on a dolphin trip?