A GUIDE TO

CASCAIS

You can't miss these beautiful beaches, so if you happen to be visiting Lisbon it is totally worthy a trip to discover one of the best beach towns in Portugal! Our charming town of Cascais is home to some of Portugal’s most gorgeous beaches, delicious restaurants and pretty places to shop.

arrive by train

We don't advise you to drive to Cascais center, there is very limited car parking. We  recommend you the train, it's a beautiful train ride by the sea. If you are staying with us, you need to take the train from Carcavelos ou Parede station and take the train to Cascais (last stop). It is about only a 15 min. ride.  Check schedules and tickets here: https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en

If you take your car you can park 2 hours for free in Jumbo supermarket. Theres also a parking lot next to Mercado de Cascais

the beaches

Carcavelos is one of the towns of the municipality of Cascais wich belongs to Lisbon. Here we present you all Cascais' beaches. Have loads of fun finding them!

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Our tip: Get off the train in Estoril station and walk from Tamariz beach by the promenade towards Cascais

Click here to see on the map the Beaches from Tamariz to Praia da Rainha:

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the streets

Once you’re in the village of Cascais, mosey around the downtown area to explore the pretty shops and stalls that boast some beachside inspired pieces.

restaurants

Get some lunch in the restaurants with a view over these stunning beaches.

You can't miss Mercado de Cascais (Market) either for the delicious and reasonably priced food that will make you want to stay forever.

rent city bikes

Rent a city bike, - only for 3,90€ for the day - you will make good use of it! You can find them here:

- In front of the train station, next to Mc Donald's

- Information Office of Nature Tourism, in front of Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (Avenida da República)

- Guia (Avenida Nossa Senhora do Cabo)

cascais bay

Now that you had lunch, you can keep searching for beaches and wandering around. Head to Cascais Bay, wich is also Praia da Ribeira,  that overlooks the fishing harbour and is in the heart of Cascais.

cascais bay

Wander around Baía de Cascais and the Municipality Office

lighthouse

Farol de Santa Marta - Beach and Santa Marta Lightouse: Casa de Santa Maria is a grand 19th-century mansion, which contains decorative tiles patterns. The blue and white lighthouse also contains a small museum, worthy of the visit.

boca do inferno

Boca do Inferno is an interesting cliff formation which means "Hell’s Mouth". The ceaseless pounding of the Atlantic Ocean on the cliffs made a small cave, which subsequently collapsed forming a small bay and natural arch. It is stunning! You can find there a coffee shop, a restaurant and a souvenir shop.

cycle path

Keep riding your bike in the cycle path that goes along the sea and ride towards Cresmina, Guincho and Abano beaches

casa da guia

Casa da Guia is a lovely  spot with an unique range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities fully integrated into nature.  You can't miss to stop here beacause of its absolutely stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean.

guincho beach

The stunning Guincho Beach - one of the finest beaches, combines intense surfing with dramatic scenery. Guincho is situated on the western edge of the Serra da Sintra National Park and this designation has protected the remote and wild ambience of the beach from tourist development. You can also reach Guincho Beach by bus from Cascais bus station to the Praia do Guincho (BUSCAS) or the bus services 405 and 415.

Don't forget to visit Sintra too! Check here

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