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Guincho Beach, Cascais
(4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Famous for its wide stretch of fine sand and massive breakers, Guincho Beach attracts world-class surfers from around the globe. Located on the country's Atlantic coast, the sandy beach lies just 5 km (3.1 mi) from the small town of Cascais. Although the strong undertow can be dangerous for inexperienced swimmers, the favorable winds make this stretch of the coastline a good spot to perfect your windsurfing or kite-surfing skills. Several surf camps and schools offer equipment rentals and lessons for all ages and skill levels. Before you head to Cascais, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cascais travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Cascais has to offer, including Guincho Beach.
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  • See off season a day of wind and waves, the waves are exceptional. It's wonderful for a good bowl of iodine and a walk.
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  • Spectacular sand beach but nor for swimming, This is a surfing beach, great surf and high winds, a prefect place to surf and watch surfers. You can sit uo away form the beach and have a snack and a ca...  more »
  • My recommendation is to rent a bike in Cascais and ride along the breathtaking coast to Guincho Beach. The ride is not demanding and the scenery more than just beautiful. I took surf lessons at the Gu...  more »