Praia Grande, Sintra

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#4 of 6 in Parks in Sintra
Beach Nature / Park
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. Use our Sintra travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Praia Grande and other attractions in Sintra.
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  • On the plus side, it is easy to park nearby. However, the buildings along the beach are ugly and there is none of the spectacular scenery of the other beaches along this coast. Might be better for lea...  more »
  • We went with our kids to Praia Grande beach yesterday, I was able to leave the work earlier and we have school holidays. The whether is great this time of year in Portugal, a sunny day with more than ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful secluded dog friendly beach. Several options for food and drink. Surf schools. Good parking.  more »
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  • Super beutifull and wild beach. Perfect for disconect and spend your holidays there just surfing and relaxing
  • Incredible waves! I swim here 20 minutes! Perfect!
  • Excellent surfing beach, loads of space, parking bit limited, awesome views, ok food options, check out the dinosaur tracks in the south end of the beach.
  • Beautiful beach. Not a lot of parking, expect a short walk.
  • Amazing beach near Lisbon

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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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