Aguçadoura is popular among Northern Portuguese and Northern Spanish surfers and the world's first commercial wave farm is located in front of Aguçadoura beach, at the Aguçadora Wave Park.
The beach is notable for its sand dunes, a reminder of the beaches of the city before the urbanization and farming. The remaining dunes, that are still several, are protected by the city council and Municipal Director Plan (PDM) from further development.
- Nelson, Chris; Taylor, Demi (2008). Surfing Europe, 2nd Ed. Footprint - Activity Guides.