Portinho Beach

The beaches of Jardim do Mar parish are pebble beaches. The most sought after are Portinho, Enseada and Ponta Jardim, with free access and very popular among surfers, who consider the waves of Jardim do Mar the best in Europe.
These beaches have gained a different dimension on both the national and international scale, with the organization of the World Surfing Championship, which has spread the name of Jardim do Mar to the four corners of the earth.
The Red Bull Big Wave Challenge, in 2000, and the World Surfing Championship, in February 2001, were hosted here.