Cascais is the perfect location for days on the beach and nights on the town. Just a thirty-minute train ride from central Lisbon, the beaches in Cascais and the surrounding area are amongst the best in Portugal. Long stretches of golden sand, rocky outcrops and secluded coves characterise the shoreline, offering visitors with plenty of choice when deciding where to spend their day in the sun.

AVENCAS BEACH
The Praia das Avencas is a small beach, which is nestled between high cliffs and rocky outcrops. This stretch of coastline is protected to support the marine life that thrives on the edge of the rocks and cliffs. Avencas beach is small but is a fun place for children to hunt through low tide rock pools.

TAMARIZ BEACH
The large beach is directly in front of the Estoril Casino. The beach is more family orientated with calm seawaters and good tourist facilities. There is a tidal swimming pool just beyond the concrete groyne. The train station is on the edge of the beach and makes the beach easily accessible for less mobile visitors.

GUINCHO BEACH
One of the most famous names of Cascais. It’s located in a
dunes area and is known around the world because of its great conditions for surfing and windsurf.

CRESMINA BEACH
One of the large beaches in the Guincho area, along with the Guincho Beach. Following the road that gets from Cascais, Cresmina is the first beach sighted, in a long sandy area surrounded by dunes.

PONTA DA GALÉ BEACH
This beach is a small beach between Guincho and Cresmina beach. It’s a nice small beach within a rocky cove, which is great on those typically windy days as this rocky cove beach protects the beach from the winds. The sunsets on this beach are breathtaking.

CARCAVELOS BEACH
The Praia de Carcavelos beach is the Lisbon’s coastlines most popular beach, in part due to the close proximity of the capital. Carcavelos beach is renowned for its reliable surf, soft golden sands and great facilities but expect it to be busy at the weekends especially during the summer holiday months.