Praia Grande, Sintra

4.5
#3 of 6 in Beaches in Sintra Municipality
Surfers from all over the world flock to Praia Grande for its moderately large waves and fun atmosphere. This sandy shoreline offers year-round swells and more opportunities for water sports like skimboarding and bodyboarding. With such a long stretch, it's easy to find a space to yourself on the sand or on the waves. Although the waters are slightly colder than on southern beaches, visitors will find plenty of amenities available for a comfortable beach visit. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for rent, and restaurants are steps past the sand. Arrange your visit to Praia Grande and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sintra using our Sintra trip planner .
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  • Beach for surfers. Beautiful beach, large and Sandy, pays the climate a bit unlucky that you find easily immersed in fog.
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  • This beach was the first one I visited in Portugal. I was no prepared for the beauty of the beach, the sandy beaches and the great waves. A must do!  more »
  • The beach is very large and Nice. The ocean pool is very nice and well equipped. Ideal place to spend a day with kids or just to enjoy the beautiful landscape overlooking the sea.
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  • A great beach. Much surf here
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Where to stay in Sintra

For quick and easy access to Sintra's array of authentic buildings and historical sites, stay in the town's World Heritage-listed center perched atop a hill. By staying in the midst of the action, you'll be within walking distance of most of the town's main sights and you'll avoid the challenging parking situation that day-trippers and those staying further outside of the city face. For a real authentic experience, check into one of the many small boutique hotels, guesthouses, or hostels tucked in among the city's winding streets and 19th-century architecture, many of which sit high on the rugged slope near the national palace in mainly residential areas.
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