Guincho Beach, Cascais

4.5
#1 of 15 in Beaches in Lisbon District
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 trip planner, to make sure you see all that Cascais has to offer, including Guincho Beach.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Very popular beach for kite surfers / surfers as much wind. There is a same name bar with parking. The beach is a great sight with many surfers. For swimming, I believe that he is not suitable. The wind was also very impressive. The sand is blown. It is noticed also when eating in the bar. The salad tasted increasingly Sandy. So protected place look. The atmosphere was very good for the visit and short stay.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Great for families and surfers, belissima seems a desert dune, it provided everything. Rough seas
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  • August 19, 2017
    It is a very nice beach. At the time we had enough people, but it was not crowded. Was full of surfers and people doing windsurfing. The water is frozen, normal being the Atlantic, but again for those who are accustomed to the Mediterranean.
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Where to stay in Cascais

The seaside resort town of Cascais, one of Lisbon's wealthiest suburbs, offers solid options for both enjoying the sun and surf and getting away from the bustle of the capital. By staying right near the beach, you'll be within easy walking distance of both the soft sand and the restaurants and bars of the town center. Most of the bigger hotels along the waterfront and near the marina provide balconies and sweeping views over the ocean as well. However, you can also check into a smaller guesthouse for a lower bill and equally good location in the center of town. Grabbing a room at one of the guesthouses or hotels in nearby Estoril offers a similar beachfront experience not far from Cascais itself, plus this location offers more in terms of choice.
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