Ericeira is a fishing village nestled on the Atlantic shore, 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Lisbon. The mountains of Sintra rise to the east. The sea has given life to Ericeira for 700 years. The beach lures streams of visitors every summer. Narrow cobblestone streets, singular monuments, the sea, the fishing, the local cuisine based mainly on lobster, the bold Atlantic views, all give charm to this old village and welcome tourists with hospitality.