Guincho Beach, Cascais
It is considered one of the best beaches in Portugal for surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing, which can be unpleasant for beachgoers. With a view of Serra de Sintra, this is a quiet beach, even during the summer months.
Poça Beach, Estoril
With own parking and a train station 15 minutes away, this beach can be an option for those looking for calm waters and little wind. For bathers, the beach is relatively rocky in the west side. The terraces in this area are very pleasant.
Adraga Beach, Sintra
Part of the Sintra-Cascais natural park, this beach is one of the most beautiful and quiet in the area of Sintra, hidden between rocks and cliffs. In 2014, The Guardian elected it as the best beach in Portugal.
Tamariz Beach, Estoril
Perfect for those looking to have fun in their visit to the beach. It is near the Estoril Casino and several bars, restaurants and nightclubs. It is easily accessible by public transports and, for bathers, the waters are calmer than in most beaches in this area.
Homem do Leme Beach, Foz do Porto
Located in the most illustrious area of the city, here you will find everything you need to spend a pleasant afternoon, with a playground, terraces and parking areas. Easily accessible by any mean of transport, it has been awarded with the Blue Flag. From the HF Ipanema Park hotel, it will take you 10 minutes by car to get there.
Aterro Beach, Leça da Palmeira
It is visited by surfers and bodyboarders, but it has everything to please all tastes. Surrounded by natural vegetation and with a rocky area visible between the tides, Aterro has a peculiar beauty.
Matosinhos Beach, Matosinhos
It is also an urban beach, with easy access and a wide sandy area. In addition to having all sorts of activities during the day, this beach is famous and sought after by lovers of surfing, already having been named as one of the best beaches for surfing.
Senhor da Pedra Beach, Vila Nova de Gaia
Further south, we suggest the Senhor da Pedra Beach, in Miramar, considered one of the best in Europe by the European Best Destinations and already highlighted by The Guardian as one of the best beaches in Portugal. You can visit it by car or train.
Galapinhos Beach, Setúbal
Voted the most beautiful beach in Europe, it lies within the Arrábida natural park. A real natural treasure with a translucent blue sea, which contrasts with the white sands and vegetation of the surrounding hills. It is far from Lisbon's city centre, but it will most certainly be a great discovery. And if you want to explore more places around the city, check out our suggestions in the article 6 tours close to Lisbon that can't be missed.
Aguda Beach, Vila Nova de Gaia
Characterised by a rough sea that surfers love so much. On the pedestrian street next to the long sandy beach, there are several bars and restaurants where you can watch the sunset and enjoy a great glass of wine or a cold beer.