North Beach or the Nazaré Canyon

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North Beach or the Nazaré Canyon

North Beach or the Nazaré Canyon is on the north side of Sítio da Nazaré, and it is a first choice to practice sport activities like, surf, kite surf, windsurf or bodyboard.

All those sports became popular due to Canhão da Nazaré (Nazaré Canyon), a geological phenomenon that provides the creation of the worldwide famous Nazaré Big Waves.

It was at North Beach (1 November 2011) that the American surfer Garret McNamara surfed one of the nominees of the “Biggest Wave 2011” award, has it was recognized by Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards 2012.

North beach, surf, Garret Mcnamara, Nazaré


The Biggest Wave of 2011 in Nazaré it certainly was an outstanding effort to register for both Garrett McNamara and the North Beach.

If you like surf and the extreme challenges of those big waves, North Beach is the best place, not only in Silver Coast, but at all Portuguese beach map.

From the beach you can take a look to S. Miguel Arcanjo Fort which is the best viewpoint to appreciate the surfers bravery and efforts.

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