The bathing season is already underway and the doors are open for a summer full of dives and sunbathing on the best beaches in Cascais. From Guincho to Estoril, with the village of Cascais in the center, the offer is complete and diverse on all beaches. From sea conditions to the size of the beach, you will discover which of the best beaches in Cascais is your favorite.
Start the journey at the door of the Hotel Baía and discover Praia dos Pescadores, small and with a very calm sea, with a privileged view of Cascais Marina. It is a beach that has gained a special reputation for being chosen by the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, to swim and keep in shape. A beach that deserves your visit as much as it will deserve your rest.
A seafront wall with 3km of unique beaches to visit
The trip to the best beaches in Cascais continues at a 5-minute walk from the Hotel Baía. You will find Praia da Conceição which marks the beginning of a 3 km walkway to Estoril, side by side with the sea and with several beaches to enjoy along the way. It is the first of this trip, where the waves are small and sailboats sail through the landscape. It is next to the Hotel Albatroz, whose terrace can make your afternoon at the lightest and most relaxed time of the week.
Sharing the short stretch of sand, you will arrive at Duquesa beach, a beach that is filled with stand-up paddle practitioners. This is the best and smoothest sea to learn and have fun with this water sport.
Tamariz, Poça and Azarujinha Beach
The tour continues along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and ends at Praia da Azarujinha. Throughout this route you will find a sea of terraces, between bars and restaurants, which invite you to refreshing drinks and tasty meals with the best that Portuguese cuisine has to offer. The challenge is to take this route and choose your Top 3 of the best beaches in Cascais. After enjoying all these beaches, it’s time to turn around and go to the other side of Cascais.
Discover the wildest side and a sea filled with more energy. We are talking about Guincho, a place with a breathtaking landscape and two beaches that have direct access to the best beaches in Cascais.
The wonders of Guincho, from the biggest to the smallest beach
Overlooking the Serra de Sintra, Guincho’s beaches know a different climate, but with the same bright sun. Surfing and windsurfing are kings on the beach that attracts visitors throughout the year.
Guincho beach is one of the best beaches in Cascais and also one of the largest along the beach. Perfect for photos, baths and extreme sports, where the characteristic wind of these beaches takes on an important highlight in the challenges it creates for windsurfers. In winter, this is a reference beach for walking dogs.
A few meters away, but more hidden and reserved, you will find the Cresmina beach, which is also one of the best beaches in Cascais. It is the smallest beach in Guincho and is located between two rocks that can protect you from the wind for relaxing sunbathing. It is unmistakably beautiful and, like its neighbors in Guincho, is known for its strong undulation.
These are the best beaches in Cascais, but there are still more!
Well, Cascais is an area where the offer of beaches is extensive. From the calm waves of the center of Cascais, to the strong waves of Guincho, or from the sailboats and yachts in the landscape to a multitude of windsurfers and paragliders. Now, the challenge is on this side. Discover the best beaches in Cascais and also make your list of favorite beaches.