A GUIDE TO CASCAIS

Updated: Feb 15, 2018

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.



⚠️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!

Find them: 🏖🌊☀


Click here to see on the map the Beaches from Carcavelos to Praia da Poça:

CarcavelosParedeAvencasBafureiraSão Pedro do EstorilAzarujinhaPoça


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:

TamarizMoitasDuquesaConceiçãoRainha


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. Get some lunch in the restaurants with view over these stunning beaches. The delicious and reasonably priced food will make you want to stay forever.

Rent a city bike (right in front of the train station, - really cheap - next to Mc Donald's) - you will make good use of it!


The lovely streets and alleys



Now that you had lunch, you can keep searching for beaches and wandering around, you can head to Cascais Bay, wich is also Praia da Ribeira

Praia da Ribeira which overlooks the fishing harbour and is in the heart of Cascais


Cascais Bay


View of the Bay and Marina


Baía de Cascais and Municipality Office


Now keep going towards the Marina, you can see it from the Bay. It has a beautiful view and from there ou will reach the Santa Marta Beach and Santa Marta 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.

And now, we are saving the best tip to the end of this post: with your rented city bike, ride it in the cycle path towards Guincho beach.


First, you need to go via the street Av. Humberto II de Itália, wich has a stunning sea view. First stop: 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.


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



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.

Summary of what we are proposing to you



HOW TO ARRIVE TO CASCAIS:


- We don't advise you to drive to Cascais because it is very limited car parking, and it can be very difficult to find a car parking space. Therefore we reccommend you the train.


- 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.

You can check schedules and tickets here: https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en


- If you happen to be in Lisbon, you have the full diagram, you will need to take the same train but from Cais do Sodré (wich has a connection from the subway)





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