Watermark Surf House Espinho


1.Perfect choice if you want to be close from everything you need and have a roll of options available for what to do, no matter if you travel alone, with a friend, soulmate or with a group of friends.

2.Our place is only a whopping 30 meters away from the beach and from the closest (and best!) surf spot, suitable for all surfing levels, meaning that you can leave the house with the wetsuit on and your board under your arm;

3.Our services and facilities will allow you to take the most out of your stay: surfing lessons, yoga, SUP, skates…

4.Supermarkets, bars, restaurants, shops (surf shop included) and the train station are very close to the house.

And finally, Porto it’s only 20 minutes away by train, and the train station 200 meters far from us. This is a great option for combining  a beach and surfing vacation with the possibility of exploring a unique city.

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surf spots’ location and description, local points of interest and the best local restaurants are featured on a map available at the bottom of this page. You’re welcome!


Our surf house in Espinho, a small city by the sea 20 km south of Porto, northern Portugal, is located just two steps from the beach. It was built in 1939 and still keeps some of its original features, as its high ceilings, walls and tiles. It was recently renewed to be the perfect destination to make the most of a beach vacation in Portugal, especially surfing lovers, who can recover their power in a cozy place socialize with their fellow mates.

The house offers 5 comfortable and custom made rooms, one nice common use kitchen, a dining room and lounge areas so that everyone can feel home all year round. Outside, a friendly terrace is the perfect set up for reviewing every day surfing stories with friends.
On ground floor:

  • 1 shared room (mixed dorm); featuring a combination of history and surfing vibe, high ceilings and 4 big windows and plenty of light, comfortable single accommodations with privacy.  Breakfast, Wi-Fi, towels and bed linen included.
  • 1 double or twin bed room (extra bed option); featuring a combination of history and surfing vibe, high ceilings and 1 big window with street view and 1 balcony with terrace  and view; Breakfast, Wi-Fi, towels and bed linen included.
  • Common bathrooms;
  • 1 Mezzanine private suite with extra bed option. featuring a combination of history and surfing vibe, high ceilings, tv and 1 big window with street view. Breakfast, Wi-FI, towels and bed linen included.

On the 1st floor:

  • 1 private double or twin beds suite, 23 m2 , with 1 or 2 extra beds option. featuring a combination of history and surfing vibe, tv and 1 balcony with street and ocean view. Breakfast,Wi-Fi, towels and bed linen included.
  • 1 master suite with tv and a 14 square meters private terrace. Breakfast, Wi-Fi, towels and bed linen included.

Available on site: Hair dryer, Beach towels (on request), Coffee machine, Free parking outside


When you’re done surfing Espinho’s waves you can then take a walk, swim, fish, golf, go jogging or put on the skates and discover:

  • The beautiful coastline and explore it along the sidewalk;
  • Shopping places, such as groceries, supermarkets and local shops, but also the local market, which is a unique experience for all your senses (opens Mondays)
  • Live performance rooms, bars and restaurants and a Casino. Just remember we know where the best local food is served and we’ll be happy to share that!
  • The city agenda, which is busy and covers different type of events, especially during Summer. Check our 2019 Events agenda or ask your favorite surfing teachers about it when you’re around.
  • The local Golf course;
  • Espinho Surf beaches are great to explore, but maybe you would like to explore some more in Portugal! The underground train station is 200 meters far from our surf house. You can go to any city in Portugal from there. One minute you’re surfing and 20 minutes after you’re in Porto’s centre. Easy peasy!
  • At the end of the day, remember you can simply come home, prepare a home-cook meal in our kitchen, grab a drink and socialize with the surfing family in the comfort of our place.

Any Questions? Check our FAQ label or contact us.


The Swells are definitely convenient and consistent!

If you ever dreamed about waking up in front off the beach without hassle just seconds away from surfing, well… our Espinho surf camp experience can make your dreams come true! Two steps away from our surf house, the queen of surfing spots in the north of Portugal is located: the Bay spot! Espinho’s waves offer top conditions from beginners to advanced surfers. Beach breaks and point breaks that hit on the sand. Even though some crowd is there sometimes, it’s nothing if you compare it to spots like Peniche, Ericeira or Algarve. We pride ourselves on a close approach and a personalized relationship with our visitors, kind of like a family relationship. That shows in the way we set up our surfing lessons and our surfer/teacher ratio. Surf courses, single surf lessons and surfing rentals are some of the surf-related services we have on offer, besides SUP tours, yoga, bike rentals and transfers. Because we know the place like no-one, we’ve created Surf Vacation Packs that serve our visitors’ best interests! 

Check all the possibilities on our Services label and see Magicseaweed Surfing Forecast for Espinho.


Make sure you read them carefully, as well as our Terms & Conditions Policy, so that all the waves can be ridden peacefully.


8am- 10:30 am


– guests are free to use the kitchen from 12 (noon) to 10:30 pm. During breakfast time and special events the use of the kitchen is exclusive to the staff;

– guests are responsible to clean the used dishes and leave the kitchen like they found it.

– guests should use only their own space in the common fridge and should take off all the food until the check-out time

– verify more detailed info available on-site and on Terms & Conditions Policy document, available on our website

Resting hour: from 22:00 pm

Check-in: 15:30 pm-22:00; late check-in on request with a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Check-out: until 12 (noon)


Coming by plane to the Francisco Sá Carneiro airport in Porto (OPO):

– take the metro to Campanhã station, Porto. You should buy the Andante (metro and train card) and charge it with a ticket, which you can do in the airport metro station. 30 minutes ride approx…

Check Porto Metro’s maps and timetables 

– leave the metro in Campanhã station (Oporto) and go to the train spot, which is right over there. Then take the train heading to Espinho (Aveiro line). Use the same card you got from the airport’s metro. 20 minutes journey approx.

Check Porto train’s maps and timetables

– Go left when leaving Espinho station, by the 8th street. 1 minute after, the 29th street will cross with the 8th. Turn right and 30 seconds after at your right you’ll find us

By Car:
GPS: Latitude: 41.005441 (41′ 0′ 20” N) / Longitude: -8.645069 (8′ 38′ 42” W)
But if you don’t want to bother with schedules and timetables simply ask us for an airport transfer Nice and easy!   We’re waiting for you here to offer you a full Espinho surf camp experience!

Our Rooms

Espinho: Private room 5 Master Suite


Prices start at: 110 for 2 nights

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Espinho: Private room 4, Standard Suite


Prices start at: 110 for 2 nights

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Espinho: Private room 3, Mezzanine Suite


Prices start at: 100 for 2 nights

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Espinho: Private Room 2, Double or Twin


Prices start at: 80 for 2 nights

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Espinho: Bunk Beds Room 1

This shared accommodation room is the perfect budget accommodation for those who love the typical surf camp experience. Yet with privacy and comfort


Prices start at: 70 for 2 nights

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Rua 29, n 71  4500-007 Espinho

(+351) 938 406 994 / 966 414 169

Safety First

For everyone’s well-being we have established a list of recommendations & rules approved by the Portuguese authorities and health- professionals, leading Watermark Surf House to achieve the CLEAN & SAFE title, given by the Turismo de Portugal. 

Join us in our surf house in Espinho this July and enjoy a 10% discount deal on accommodation! Coupon code: SUMMERFUN

Check out our surf houses and surroundings in the video