Noah Surf House Portugal
Whimsical boutique hotel on Portugal’s west coast with ocean views, stellar amenities, and easy access to surf.
Perched alongside a wide stretch of beach with views of the Atlantic, Noah Surf House Portugal is an eco-friendly design-forward hotel with a long list of surfer-friendly amenities that take this place to the next level. We’re talking an on-site skatepark, surf shop, yoga studio, and ocean view jacuzzi, to name a few.
Located in the small low-key town of Santa Cruz, about 30 minutes north of Ericeira and an hour’s drive from Lisbon, Noah Surf House has the advantage of being in a wave-rich area that’s much less known than the famous Portuguese surf hubs like Ericeira and Peniche.
While you couldn’t declare the area ‘undiscovered’ per se (it’s a stop on the WSL Qualifying Series), there’s definitely a lot less tourism, fewer visitors, and fewer surfers than other Portuguese surfing hotspots, meaning generally less crowds in and out of the water.
Noah Surf House is a welcome addition to the charming village of Santa Cruz. The 8 guest rooms and 13 bungalows have a unique modern design, and the different room types feature highlights like ocean views, fireplaces, outdoor showers, surfboard racks, and private kitchens.
With an amazing location, easy access to uncrowded surf, creative sustainable design, and all the surf amenities a surf traveler could ask for, Noah Surf House is a choice place to stay to explore the abundant waves of Portugal’s west coast.
VIBE: Modern Portuguese beach house
LOCALE: Atlantic views for days
ROOMS: 13 bungalows and 8 guest rooms
FAMILY FRIENDLY: Yes
CLOSEST AIRPORT: Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
PRICING: Private rooms from 160€ / shared from 50€ per person
The rooms are whimsical and inspired by the sea. Weathered mismatched wood, fishing nets, and ropes are combined with earthy tones and modern elements like polished concrete and plush beds. Following their sustainability policy, aerothermal energy heats the floors and ocean breeze cools the rooms.
Situated above Praia da Física right in town, the Surf House has large open terraces for lounging, an outdoor solar heated pool (between April and October), outdoor jacuzzi, surf shop, surf school, yoga studio, gym, and skate park. Enjoy the sun-filled decks for post-surf chill time, sunset cocktails, or a nightcap around an evening bonfire.
Eat & Drink
The on-site restaurant and cocktail bar are top-notch. Rooted in Portuguese cuisine, the menu takes inspiration from around the world with flavors from the Middle East, Japan, the Mediterranean, and beyond. For a beach-side bite, it’s a close walk to sister restaurant Noah Beach House which sits right on the sand at Praia da Física.
Portugal’s west coast is full of beautiful beaches with quality surf. Located almost midway between Ericeira (25 km south) and Peniche (35 km north), Santa Cruz is much quieter than its famous surf hub neighbors, making the waves a lot less crowded. Around Santa Cruz, you’ll find 11 local breaks (mostly beach breaks) that work best in small to moderate swells. The area is known for being relatively consistent, but if the local breaks aren’t working, there are many breaks to explore along the coast between Ericeira and Peniche.
June – Nov: 68 – 72°F (20 – 22°C)
Dec – May: 57 – 61°F (14 – 16°C)
PEAK SURF SEASON:
Beginners: May – Sept
Advanced surfers: Sept – Feb
SHOULDER SEASON: Mar, May, Oct, Nov
SURF EXPERIENCE: Beginner to advanced
A freestanding bungalow with an ocean view, balcony, fireplace, outdoor shower, and surfboard racks. Queen or twin size bed, with one additional twin bed.
MAX GUESTS: 3
RATE: from €160 for 2 guests
A freestanding bungalow with an ocean view, balcony, fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor shower, and surfboard racks. Queen or twin size bed, with additional twin beds.
MAX GUESTS: 4
RATE: from €175 for 2 guests
Mar Rooms have an ocean view, private balcony, queen or twin size bed, additional twin beds (0.90 x 2.00 m), and a fireplace.
MAX GUESTS: 4
RATE: from €175 for 2 guests
Terra Rooms have a terrace/organic garden view, queen size bed, twin bed, and additional twin beds (0.90 x 2.00 m). The rooms have a large private terrace outfitted with an outdoor shower and surfboard racks.
MAX GUESTS: 6 or 8
RATE: from €160 for 2 guests
These shared rooms include a bathroom with two showers and a terrace with an outdoor shower and surfboard racks. Each bed comes with an individual closet with a lock.
MAX GUESTS: 8
RATE: from €50 per person
Stays include daily breakfast and access to all hotel amenities: Noah’s Welcome Kit, infinity swimming pool, skate park and skate gear, outdoor jacuzzi, shared kitchen, bicycles, and group sport activities, namely: yoga, kids yoga, stretching, liquid balance, skate, training, and trekking.
CHECK IN: 4pm
CHECK OUT: 12pm
- LOW SEASON: €160 – €175 | bunk bed €50
- MID SEASON: €180 – €195 | bunk bed €57.50
- HIGH SEASON: €220 – €275 | bunk bed €65
Low: Nov – Feb
Mid: Mar – May and Oct
High: Jun – Sept
*Rates above are per night, based on two guests, and include all taxes. Extra guests over two people are an additional €35 per person per night. Children under 3 years are free of charge and baby cots can be provided.
Good to Know
- The hotel has multiple activities/excursions/rentals available at an extra charge such as surf and SUP lessons and tours, surfboard and wetsuits rentals, Visit a Shaper’s Workshop, and more.
- Noah Surf House is closed during the following dates in November and December:
- November 17 – December 12 | Reopens on December 13
- December 24 – 25 | Reopens on December 26
Santa Cruz is a small low-key town popular with vacationing Portuguese about halfway between Ericeira and Peniche. It’s about a 30-minute drive to Ericeira and an hour’s drive from Lisbon.
Santa Cruz and the surrounding coastline has picturesque towering jagged cliffs lining the Atlantic, broken up by long wide stretches of beach. There are plentiful point, reef, and beach breaks in the area, and waves for all levels of surfing.
If arriving by plane, you’ll want to fly into Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), and then the drive to Noah Surf House is about an hour. Private roundtrip transfers can be arranged starting at €175. If you want to have the flexibility to explore the coast during your trip, we recommend renting a car at the airport.
The Small Print
A 15% deposit is required to make a reservation and a credit card is required and pre-authorized at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation.
The reservation may be canceled/changed up to 14 days in advance for the cost of processing fees (3.5% of the deposit). Any cancellation/change made less than 14 days prior to arrival will be charged the number of nights corresponding to half of the stay (the minimum charge being one night) as a cancellation charge. In case of no show or early departure, the reservation will be charged in full.
Children under 3 years old are free of charge and a cot is available.
Only assistance dogs are allowed.