Raise your hand if you believe you more than deserved a trip to Lisbon! And there is an infinite number of reasons why these days more and more people choose Portugal as their next destination: its pleasant weather every day of the year; the little amount of time it takes to move around the rest of Portugal; its sunsets; the possibility of going both by plane and by car, among many others. Those are the reasons that led us to investigate and discover what are the best Lisbon beaches.
Portinho da Arrábida
The Portinho da Arrábida is one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire Portuguese coast where the visitors will be able to enjoy a spectacular sand and crystalline waters in contrast to the green of the Arrábida mountain. These same factors, together with its geographical location, have contributed in establishing it as one of the busiest beaches in Portugal. This is especially true over the summer months, due to the mountains protecting all sunbathers who choose Portinho da Arrábida for their entertainment from the strong winds.
We recommend a trip to this beach to those who are looking forward to go snorkeling and get to know the marine fauna of the area. The crystalline waters are just as diverse as the beach itself, where you’ll bump into all sorts of people from drivers to fishermen and athletes.
Praia da Adraga
This is one of the most famous and recommended beaches in the capital for those who only get one day in Lisbon! Located in the heart of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, whose access is through a paved road, the Praia da Adraga has a lot to offer to its visitors. Here’s a quick tip: since it can get really busy over summer, we recommend that you go visit it very early in the morning in order to secure a parking spot. There are 400 meters of beach where you will stumble across several fishermen, many visitors and some spectacular cliffs that capture the essence of the site.
Praia de Carcavelos
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Not only does this beach give all tourists access to the Forte de São Julião, it is also one of the largest areas of sand on the Estoril coast. Indeed, due to its great length, it usually hosts numerous football and volleyball competitions. Likewise, you will be able to enjoy great renowned dishes on the beachfront, due to the variety of impressive Portuguese terraces and restaurants that exist throughout the capital.
Some of the most noteworthy terraces from where you’ll be able to admire this beach are: A Pastorinha, Caserio Praia or Perola, among many others.
Praia dos Supertubos
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If we decide to take part in the world surf circuit that is organized on this beach in the month of October, then we already have an excuse to go earlier in summer and practice a little bit. And what better way than with some fun surf lessons? In fact, due to the great and spectacular waves it has, this Peniche beach has changed its classic name from Medão Grande.
Praia do Guincho
North of Cascais, in the natural park of El Guincho, at the edge of the park, there is a beach with the same name. Accessing this beach is a bit more complicated than the others, due to the strong winds that exist and that form large sand dunes. Also, like many of the Portuguese beaches, this is one of the most chosen by all surfers who want to catch a few waves and enjoy an unbeatable landscape.
Now that you have seen the best beaches in Lisbon…