We want to create a dynamic connection between Noah Beach House and Noah Surf House, promoting hospitality at its best, for visitors coming from all over the WORLD, combining original and authentic activities related to sports, recreation and gastronomy. Experiences imbued with BEACH,SURF, and NATURE cultures. Because we believe not only we have a lot to offer, but also a lot to learn from everyone who visit.
Sustainability: economic, social and environmental
Originality in every initiative
Accuracy on each activity
Trust between employees and clients
Joy: to promote moments of relaxation and happiness
Aware of the fact that both hotel and restaurant activities are heavy consumers of many resources, as well as waste generators, Noah Beach House and Noah Surf House have environmental and sustainability policies, aiming at reducing the ecological footprint, through a process of environmental and social performance’s improvement.
And so, we have already implemented a set of measures aiming at greater energy efficiency and a water/waste management policy, to gradually reduce the amount of waste produced.
Noah Beach House
Opened in the summer of 2015, located at Praia da Física in Santa Cruz, it offers about 60 seats, bar, beach concession and surf school. It is also available to host private events. The restaurant's menu is based on traditional Portuguese cuisine and uses mainly local products. Food and beverage suppliers are mostly local as well, representing 75% of total suppliers.
Noah Surf House
Lives in full consonance with Nature. It was born and built facing the blue sea, offering 8 rooms and 13 bungalows, subjected to an original decoration, providing guests the most welcoming and comfortable experience. It further boasts a Restaurant with flavours from all over the world, a snacks and bar service, a rooftop with an outdoor jacuzzi and sunset deck, an ocean store, a meeting/leisure room, an outdoor swimming pool, an organic vegetable garden, a sport centre, a gym, and a skate park.
Designed by the Portuguese architects Alexandra Paiva and Vasco Vieira, inspired by the original building features of the former beach colony once perched here. Construction works were developed in harmony with the surroundings, based on fundamental materials like concrete – the main structural element, glass, cork, and wood. These materials as well as its breath-taking simple yet sophisticated decoration personalize the Surf House, bringing the sense of innovation and uniqueness.
Noah is an ecological space, which follows the principles of sustainable tourism, whose incidence is based on energy efficiency, renewable energies, and upcycling of natural resources.
The Portuguese West Region is synonymous of rare NATURAL BEAUTY beaches... In Santa Cruz there are eleven, with an extensive area and imposing cliffs. Formed by clay sediments and covered by a green blanket of vegetation, the cliffs give you a sense of protection and at the same time of PEACE... Sought by many surfers, the Portuguese West Coast offers exclusive conditions for this practice. That is also why it was chosen to be one of the World Surf League competition’s stage. There are many options along the existing 20 kilometres of coastline, where it is possible to spend a RELAXING day at the beach or a PICNIC while tasting local produces.
FROM LAND TO THE SEA
Along the coast there are innumerable viewpoints that give you a sense of power but also of smallness due to the grandiosity of NATURE. Visit Alto da Vela’s viewpoint, Miradouro de Santa Helena, Miradouro da Formosa and, on the way, make a quick stop at Chapel of St. Helena, with the frontage facing the sea. Inside Capelinha you will find the image of St. Helena, which was found by a fisherman on Amoeira Beach in the 16th century. St. Helena is the patron saint of Santa Cruz.
It is one of the most iconic sights in Santa Cruz. Guincho’s Rock is formed by an imposing rock structure with 30 meters of height and 100m diameter, with a slot crossed by the sea on its base. When the tide is at its lowest it is possible to cross from one side to the other, keeping the feet dry. During Summer season it is one of the most crowded areas, rather dare to visit during the winter, and enjoy the mystical light at the end of the day, as the sun goes down.
SANTA CRUZ WATER MILL
Santa Cruz Water Mill is very close to Guincho’s Rock, right in the centre of Santa Cruz. It has a Tourist Office, exhibitions and a reading room with newspapers and magazines.
POETS TOUR (SIDEWALK)
Beauty, TRANQUILITY and magic. Santa Cruz has always been a source of inspiration for notable poets and writers who lived here. One of them was Antero de Quental who in 1870 sought inspiration in the refuge of Santa Cruz. In honour of the poet and philosopher, a statue was built in 2009, next to Santa Cruz Chapel. The Japanese poet Kazuo Dan also chose Santa Cruz to live between 1971 and 1972. The street where he lived has his name, and a monument was built in his honour where we can read one of his poems, "Poente", written in Santa Cruz. The poet João de Barros also has a monument. Poet, pedagogue, and publicist, he was a sea lover and spent several summers in Santa Cruz. In this statue it is possible to read a dedication from Ferreira de Castro – also a writer -, to João de Barros, where he exposes his passion for the Atlantic Ocean and his strong connection to Brazil.
▪ 2 min walk from the beach
▪ 50 min from Lisbon Airport
▪ 1h20 from Fátima
▪ 1h from Nazaré
▪ 45 min from Caldas da Rainha
▪ 40 min from Peniche
▪ 1h by boat from Berlengas Island
▪ 35 min from Óbidos
▪ 25 min from Ericeira
▪ 50 min from Sintra
▪ 1h from Cascais
Nazaré – A fishing and sea village, where Garrett McNamara surfed the famous Big Wave which brought the city international visibility.
Peniche – Fishing town and a great surf reference, with conditions for every surfing level. Ideal spot for a fishing afternoon, a surfing experience, or a seafood / grilled fish meal.
Berlengas – Archipelago of singular beauty. A wild paradise with 3 little islands. Great for snorkelling experience. Accessible only by boat, through Peniche port.
Óbidos – Medieval Village of great historical interest, known for its Castle, well preserved walls, and the typical Ginjinha, a sour cherry liquor served in a chocolate cup.
Ericeira – World Surfing Reserve and fishermen village. Funky, fresh, and fun. The name comes from all the sea urchins that were found – and still can be found – near the area.
Sintra – A fairy-tale village of Castles and Palaces with a stunning natural scenery as background.
Cascais – An eclectic fusion of modernity and tradition. One of the most charming and delightful cities on the Portuguese coast. Plenty of good restaurants.
Lisboa – Visit the downtown area known as Baixa Pombalina, the typical neighbourhoods of Alfama, Graça and Mouraria... Let yourself go with the sound of Fado and taste the delicious Pastéis de Belém! Do not leave Lisboa without visiting Jerónimos’s Monastery, St. Jorge’s Castle and the Cathedral.
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