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Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha

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What is included in this holiday?

What is included in this holiday?

Shared or private lodging
Solo travellers, friends, couples
Average age: 23 - jaar (Min. )
Surf lessons optional, all levels

All meals are included
Transfer(s) available
May - Sep
Add Yoga and activities

Highlights

  • Old fisherman's village: The surf camp is located just next to the fisherman village of Praia da Tocha, with restaurants, markets and bars. Just a few minutes from the surf camp its located the beach, one of the best-kept secrets of Portugal, an outstanding large beach with yellow sand and amazing surfing breaks.
  • Delicious Food: Surfing-life requires a balanced and nutritive diet, surfing is a very demanding sport, and the food is the fuel of your body. Our menu specially designed by our food experts mix the local Portuguese cuisine with international elements, always using fresh and local products.
  • Beautiful Beach: Praia da Tocha is one of Portugal's most scenic beaches: a wild yellow sandy beach that acts as the perfect link between the Atlantic Ocean and its waves and the village with its typical building “Os Palheiros”. You will be enjoying mesmerizing sceneries throughout your entire stay

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About this surf holiday

At Errant Surf we find it very important that you read about the experience that is offered at . Our partner has provided the information you will read below. The booking tool will tell you exactly what you will get for what price.

The vibe at Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha

  • We aim to create a nice mixed vibe for people that are seeking some more tranquility but also catering the guests that are looking for that surf-ambiance with social contact

Guest Profile

  • Guests are typically between 23 and 38 years old. The minimum age is 18. Guests younger than 18 are welcome when accompanied by at least one parent.
  • This accommodation is suitable for solo travellers, friends, couples, families.
  • Every now and then, one or more families join us. But if you book, you might be the only family.

Accommodation

The following accommodation types are being offered by this surf camp. See 'prices & book' for availability of the accommodation types.

Shared Bell Tent

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared tent with single bed(s). Suitable for 3 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: If you are three guests, you can have the tent privately, otherwise you will be sharing with other guests of the same gender. It is even possible to block off a bed (surcharge applies) to get the tent privately.

Private Bell tent

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private tent with twin bed(s) or double bed(s). Suitable for 3 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: These tents come with 2 single beds or a double bed for optimal comfort for either one or two guests. It's even possible to add a single mattress for a 3th guest

Surfing at Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha

Our surfing program has been specially designed by professionals of physical education, surf and sports. If you want to become a better surfer, we have the best coaching programs available to help you. Choose for level 0, 1 or 2.

The Surf Levels

Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha offers surf lessons on the following surf levels:

Beginners

  • The Basics, get the feeling of ride small rolling and breaking waves on easy to follow steps (level 0)
  • Best months: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep.

Intermediate

  • Get excited, challenge yourself, understand the waves and how it works, timing & take off and perform front & back side turns (Level 1 and 2)
  • Best months: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep.

Surf packages

The following surf packages are being offered by this .

BASIC SURFING COURSE

  • BASIC SURFING COURSE: Joining the Basic Surfing Course you will have 10 hours of Surfing lessons in the water + 1 hour of surfing theory. Enough time to learn the basics, stand up in the board and have a lot of fun. You will have 5 lessons, spread over 5 days, of 1.5 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

INTENSIVE SURFING COURSE

  • INTENSIVE SURFING COURSE: If you really want to make the most of your week and give a boost to your surfing skills, this is your course, 15 hours of practical surfing lessons and 1 hour of theory. You will have 7 lessons, spread over 5 days, of 1.5 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

Families / Children

  • Surfing for children: We offer surf lessons for children who are able to swim and min. 9 years old
  • Safety: The teacher will make the final call whether it's safe enough for kids to join in on a surf lesson, as it's safety first at all times.

Practical information

  • The surf lessons are taught in English.
  • The surf lessons will be planned according to the weather and wave conditions, so it's impossible to communicate the hours of your lessons prior to your arrival.
  • The surf lessons take place at Praia da Tocha.
  • There won't be any surf lessons on the day of your arrival.

Video analysis

  • Video analysis: For level 2 guests, 2 video-sessions are included in your package

Surf equipment

  • Surf equipment: When booking a surf package, making use of a surfboard and a wetsuit is included for all guests throughout their stay.

Surf storage

  • Surf storage: It is possible to store your own surf equipment in our storage.
Do you want to know more about surfing in or around Tocha, Portugal? Read more.

What is there to do?

The activities below are available during most of the season. The add-ons which do not appear in the booking tool can be booked on location.

Activities

  • Tiki Bar: It´s time for holidays, after an exhausting day down the sun, full of surfing and other activities and sports, it´s time for chilling and a nice cold reward. We have for you a nice selection of local beers and wines, or some cocktails too if you fancy.
  • Chill-Out: Because at Dreamsea there is time for everything, our beautiful chill-out area is the perfect place for reading a book, having a nap or just rest a bit before another surfing session or some night party.
  • Mini-Ramp: Are you a skater? enjoy our mini-ramp to practice your tricks. Do you want to learn some skate? just ask some of our staff for some help.
  • Swimming Pool: If you are too lazy for walking to the beach, or just tired of sand and salt, just have a quick bath in the swimming pool.

Activities to add-on

  • Yoga: Find the perfect equilibrium for your body and soul complementing the practice of surf with yoga lessons. It helps you developing balance, focus and breathing. Our morning lessons are meant to energize your body and mind and the evening lessons are good for stretching your muscles and relaxing
  • Excursions: Visit the beautiful cities of Coimbra or Porto. It happens often that we organize daytrips to these fabulous destinations with rich cultures, an amazing cuisine and many sights to see.

Nightlife

  • There won't be much of a nightlife and partying isn't the main aim of the guests visiting us. However this does not mean we will not have a couple of drinks with our guests. Still, a quiet evening/night at the camp will be secured at all times.
Do you want to know more about activities in or around Tocha, Portugal? Read more.

Food & Drinks

Surfing Life requires a balanced and nutritive diet, surfing is a very demanding sport, and the food is the fuel of your body. Our menu specially designed by our food experts mix the local Portuguese cuisine with international elements, always using fresh and local products.

What to expect?

This is an overview of what you can expect in terms of food & drinks. When selecting your prefered package during the booking process, you will know exactly on how many meals you can count.
  • Breakfast: Included on a daily basis.
  • Lunch: Included on a daily basis.
  • Dinner: Included on a daily basis.

Drinks

  • Drinks can be purchased at our bar.

Cooking facilities

  • We do not have a kitchen for our guests.

Dietary requirements

  • In case you have any particular dietary requirements, please inform us.
  • We cater vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free diets.
  • In case your requirements are very specific, please clarify this during the booking process so we can prepare our kitchen for you.

Facilities

Below you will find the facilities that are available for most of the season. A EUR sign (€) refers to a paid add-on.

Accommodation

  • WiFi
  • Electricity
  • Parking
  • Lockers
  • Pet friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Wetsuit storage
  • Surf storage
  • ATM nearby

Entertainment

  • Pool
  • Skate ramp
  • Skateboards
  • Animation
  • Bar
  • Excursions
  • Yoga
  • Board games

Services

  • Made beds
  • Coffee / tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Location

Here the actual location of the surf camp is displayed. Below you will find the best way(s) of how to get there.

The address of Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha

  • Rua dos pescadores, Rua Nossa Senhora Da Tocha, 3060-391 Tocha, Portugal

How to reach Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha by Car

  • There is free parking outside of our surf accommodation.

How to reach Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha by Transfer

  • From Coimbra Train Station:
    • Price single trip per person: € 15,-
    • Price 2 ways per person: € 30,-
  • Please note: Please send us an indication of your arrival at Coimbra Station well in time! We will group people on the same transfer, so sometimes you or other guests would have to wait a little for the pick-up.

  • From Porto Airport:
    • Price single trip per car of 3 persons: € 150,-
    • Price 2 ways per car of 3 persons: € 300,-
  • Please note: Get picked-up from Porto Airport with a straight transfer to our camp. In case this option is too pricey, alternatively you can book a train to Coimbra. Please make sure to do this in time, as these trains can get pretty full during high season.

How to reach Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha by Public transport

  • From Porto Airport
    • Route steps:
      1. Get to the city centre
      2. Take a train to Coimbra
      3. Make sure you've got your pick-up booked from there
  • Extra information: The train from Porto to Coimbra (and back) can get pretty busy. Make sure you book the tickets well in advance

Practical information

  • Check-in check-in is on Saturday from 16:00.
  • Check-out: check-out is on Saturday from 11:00.
  • Check-in / check-out extra information: All arrivals are on Saturdays. In case you arrive early or leave late, it's no problem to leave your luggage at the reception and enjoy the beaches and great food options Praia da Tocha has to offer.
  • Payment options: Maestro, Cash, ATM nearby.
  • Insurances: For information about or if you would like to add insurance to your surf holiday see the following link.
  • Visa and health: visit our page with information on the current situation in regards to visas and health. This page does not include information in regards to covid.
  • GGTO Guarantee Fund: we are a member of the GGTO Guarantee Fund. A one-time contribution of € 7,50 per person will be charged on top of your booking.

Basic pack list

You will receive more information about 'what to pack' in the welcome information. For now we just would like to make you aware of the most important things:

  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen / after sun
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Facemask
  • Passport / ID
  • Insurance details
  • Charger
4.9/ 5 - 14 reviews

Reviews

Dreamsea Surf Camp Tocha is rated with a 4.9 /5 on Google, based 28 reviews. Below you will find a maximum of 5 reviews:

5/ 5

Marco Hard

Fabulous experience. We went there as a couple for 2 weeks and had a great time. The food was healthy, varied and soo tasty. Also the staff was open-hearted and did a great jo

to make us feel very comfortable. The glamping tent was spacious and cosy. It takes a 5-10 minutes walk to get from the camp to the surfspot. The surf instructors showed great expertise and were eager to bring your surf skills to the next level. Only the size of the surfgroups might be a tiny disadvantage. Some groups included more than 15 people which is too much. Definitely would come back again!

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5/ 5

Pavlo Glushko

Even though this year we could not visit the new Dreamsea surf camp, we had a good experience with them. In particular, their Cancellation policy definitely works properly, an

all money was returned. Hope to see you in one year and have a great experience like the one we had in 2020.

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5/ 5

Sebastian Tillmanns

Great experience, I will likely come again. Nice people, good trainers, clean bathrooms, very good food. Lots of activities besides surfing. Scheduling for the surfing lessons

could be improved.

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5/ 5

Seline N.

I had an amazing week at Dreamsea. There were so many activities that it had festival vibes. The food was incredible. Staff was so nice. The conditions were a bit rough for ab

olute beginners but the instructors did their absolut best to teach us surfing. I can only recommend this surf camp. Thank you so much for that great time!

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5/ 5

Thomas Beylot

Many things have been written down on this camp. Good ambiance, nice place, friendly staff & surf instructors (to be noted : i did not see any group with more than 6 people).

But I would like to underline the very specificity of this camp : I’ve never known such an organization. Indeed, it’s crippled with many imperfections, but at the end, that’s why it is so perfect. Most of staff are volunteer people, they are not being paid for what they do (they only have food and habitation). They mostly are students spending their holidays there. As a result, you can feel it as an « inbetween » world : they make their best to have the place clean and answer your frictions. But they also enjoy the place, meaning it can lead to « oversights ». At the end, i would say that if you want to enjoy this ambiance without getting on your nerves because some little things may be not « perfect », just takeover those issues and make it clean by your own. Staff may forget some things, but they are always willing to find a solution to fix it, or just help execute the solution (thinking mainly on surf lessons organization, especially with kids). We definitively had a fantastic week here, kids (aged 7 and 10) were sad to leave (there are tons of events to animate the camp). Many thanks to all !

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  • Dreamsea Tocha - shared tent

  • 7 night in a shared bell tent
  • Book your stay for 7, 14 or 21 nights
  • 10h of surf lessons
  • Surf equpiment included
  • Add surf, yoga and pick-up
  • Book from € 364,- per person

    A one-off fee of €7.50 per person will be charged for the benefit of the GGTO Guarantee Fund.

  • Dreamsea Tocha - Glamping tent

  • Private Accommodation Glamping Tent
  • Tent for 1 - 4 persons
  • Check-in on Sat. or Wed.
  • 3 meals per day
  • Surf equpiment included
  • Add surf, yoga and pick-up
  • Book from € 173,- per person

    A one-off fee of €7.50 per person will be charged for the benefit of the GGTO Guarantee Fund.

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About the partner

This surf holiday takes place at Dreamsea Surf Camps in Tocha, Portugal.

We are proud to call Dreamsea Surf Camps our oldest partner. Where they run a number of surf camps all over the world, we manage to maintain a very personal relationship with them, where we speak and see most managers and owners personally at least once a year. We always feel very welcome when we visit them on a work visit.

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Small print

Terms & Conditions On this booking our booking terms apply.
Cancelations See our terms and conditions for the cancellation policy
Modification of booking See our terms and conditions for the modification policy.
Travel Operator This surf holiday is carried out by SurfaWhile in collaboration with Dreamsea Surf Camps.
Minimum age The minimum age to stay in this accommodation is 18 years old. Guests younger than the minimum age are welcome when accompanied by at least one parent.
Accommodation type During the booking process you can select the desired accommodation type.
Exclusive You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Travel documents The travel documents for this surfing holiday will be sent by email in due course. If information about visa is relevant, we would like to refer you to this page.
Preferences If you pass this on afterwards, we cannot guarantee your preference.
Tourist tax Tourist tax must be paid on location.
Location and accommodation Location: this surf holiday takes place in Tocha in Portugal.
Duration of holiday You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Insurances Open this page for information about travel insurance and cancellation insurance.
GGTO Guarantee Fund We are affiliated with the GGTO Guarantee Fund (number: 1395). We are obliged to ask for a one-off contribution of € 7.50 per person.
Disclaimer Every day we take great care and attention to keep the information about the hotel up to date. Nevertheless, it can happen that facilities, opening hours and / or possible costs change regularly.