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Guincho Beach, Cascais

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#1 of 15 in Beaches in Lisbon District
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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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  • This is a an area of small villages that are filled with nice shops, bars, restaurants all connected by a superb boardwalk and many small and scenic beaches. You can walk along for miles and never run...  more »
  • Great beach , clean and had life guards watching over everyone . Good for surfers and paddlers / sunbathing etc . Not so good for swimmers as ther are rip tides .  more »
  • Lovely spot but no facilities for tourists at all, bar several seriously obscenely priced restaurants.  more »

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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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