Lisbon is one of the few European capitals that can boast of having the sea just a few minutes away. There are beautiful beaches on the outskirts of Lisbon, perfect for a weekend or even a holiday with your family and friends.
With spring on its way, temperatures in the Portuguese capital will start to appeal to some fun days spent on the beach. But if you have never visited Portugal or you have not been in Lisbon for a long time, you may not know which beaches choose.
For this reason, today we tell you about 5 of the best Lisbon beaches, to find out as soon as the thermometers start to increase!
Magoito beach is in Sintra and is known for the extensive fossil dune that can be seen on the beach access ramp, formed by the accumulation of sand brought by the wind and the sea.
Another strong feature of Magoito is its extensive beach rich in iodine and perfect for playing in the sand. From the beach, you can still see Cabo da Roca, the most western point in Europe.
Located in the heart of Estoril, Tamariz beach is one of the most cosmopolitan Lisbon beaches, with several restaurants, bars and nightclubs in its vicinity, which ensure the daytime and nighttime life of the beach.
Close to the beach, in direction of São João do Estoril, there is also an oceanic pool, with free access.
Just 20 minutes away from the center of Lisbon is Carcavelos beach, located in Cascais. This beach combines the natural beauty of the landscape with numerous services such as restaurants, water sports school, such as surf and windsurf, and a beach football and volleyball area.
At the bottom of the beach, you will also find the São Julião da Barra Fort.
Guincho is one of the largest beaches in Cascais municipality and one of the most beautiful Lisbon beaches. Since it is situated in a dune zone very exposed to the north winds, this beach is ideal for water sports such as windsurf.
Close to the beach, always watched in the bathing season, there are also several luxury restaurants and famous nightlife bars.
If you like tranquility, Avencas beach is your ideal choice. Located between Parede and S. Pedro do Estoril, in an area of ecologically protected cliffs, this local has an extensive beach and several rocky areas.
During the summer months, the beach is assured by a bar.
If you prefer to visit Lisbon beaches from a different perspective, you can enjoy exquisite boat trips along the Lisbon coast, with routes to and from Cascais or itineraries that allow you to sail along the Estoril coast, being possible to combine tours to Cascais, Sintra and its surroundings. In these tours, in addition to being able to just see the dazzling landscapes of Lisbon, you can also organize various onboard private events such as birthday parties or bachelor or hen parties, which make your experience in Lisbon even more memorable.