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“big waves”(16 reviews)
“surf boards”(4 reviews)
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39_ 36.250' N, 009_ 5. 083' W, Nazare 2450-076, Portugal
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All reviews big waves surf boards great view surf museum stunning place ocean crashing historical info right hand side steep walk nice walk big ones walking around small museum on display be careful the cliff surfers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort itself is not that amazing however they have turned it into a shrine for surfers. The interior of the fort is adorned with surfboards making a pretty cool impression. From the vantage point of the fort you get real good idea as to...More

Thank ERDFirefighter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The biggest waves in the world occur off this point. The scientific exhibit was fascinating. Great views from the fort. Worth the trip.

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are great from here but you don't have to go inside to see that. The main reason to pay the fee is to see the surfing exhibits and the exhibits on why the big waves form in this area. The videos of the...More

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Have wanted to visit Nazaré & this Fort to watch the big waves for a long time but this was not to be! But the museum in the Fort was fantastic, showing the marine geology of the underwater canyon which forms the famous big wave...More

Thank Sleepylynne
Reviewed 31 August 2018

this is the best spot for watching the 30-meter waves in January. The lighthouse is the last safe point to stand.

Thank MaxTheConquerer
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Good place to see sunset, windy and cold but good to take pictures, especially before sunset. Also a good place to see high waves of Nazaré

Thank HaoZ172
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice old fort in a unique location overlooking the rocks and the Atlantic ocean. The waves here can get pretty scary in winter time. Bring a good zoom and a sweater for the visit. It can be pretty windy and chilly even in the...More

Thank FGG-DXB
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

A great place to see where the highest waves of the world have been surfed by the heroes of big wave surfing. From the high old part of Nazare a steep walk down towards north beach takes you to the lighthouse. The museum is well...More

Thank tomatenmarc
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Good to see and to visit. Ticket is pretty cheap, and you can see some boards from famous surfers and body boarders along with the view directly to Nazaré waves canon.

Thank svelho77
Reviewed 14 August 2018

it was not the period for the big waves. but on top of the hill and look form the fort, you can imagine what it mus be like. inside the fort there is a small exhibition of boards that took the waves. interesting to visit.

Thank Olav T
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