With a coastline of more than a thousand kilometres, a trip to Portugal guarantees lovely sea views and time spent on some of Europe's most beautiful beaches. A camping holiday in Portugal is possible at any time of year, thanks to its generally mild climate. And there are lots of possibilities to theme your trip around: surfing at Ericeira or Sagres; golfing near Faro; historic villages and wine-tasting in the interior parts like Alentejo; or the colours and culture of Lisbon or Porto.
Most people like to stay along the coast. But Portugal has both a southern and a western coastline, with different features and personalities. All along the south coast, from the Spanish border to the southwestern tip of Europe where Henry the Navigator planned his explorations of the new world, you will find lively sun, sea and golf resorts along calm beaches. While along the more rugged west coast, there are quieter villages and incredible waves for surfers of all levels.
Wherever you base yourself, Portugal's relatively small size allows for day or overnight trips to cultural hotspots such as picturesque Sintra or lively Lisbon.
Have a look at the beach bungalows, glamping tents and chalets on offer below and tell us you're not tempted to book an open-air holiday in Portugal right now!