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Praia do Guincho

Cascais, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Cascais
Type: Beaches
Activities: Wind-surfing, Surfing
Owner description: Lying at the foot of the Sintra hills and facing the Atlantic, this superb beach is not only ideal for wind surfing but also board surfing due to the... more » Owner description: Lying at the foot of the Sintra hills and facing the Atlantic, this superb beach is not only ideal for wind surfing but also board surfing due to the large breakers. « less
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massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
12 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic surf and beautiful scenic beach...lots of great restaurants in the area as well .Worth a visit to see the ocean waves crashing in and the mountains as a backdrop....ohhhhh...so breathtaking!!!

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Wien
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We knew it was a windy beach. We just didn't listen to a bus driver that told us the wind will be very strong the day we went there. How bad can it be, we said. :) Big mistake. The winds were strong enough to slightly bend the public lighting poles. We found a smaller golf, where the winds were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the beach, nature trail and beach bars. Easy to cycle to and from. The sea is not suitable for children due to very strong currents. Great for watching kite surfing etc.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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147 reviews 147 reviews
74 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Guincho Beach is located in Cascais, Portugal. It is a very windy beach and offers good conditions for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. The beach became well known after being filmed here one of the James Bond movies. It has a beautiful view and various sporting events happen here.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great beach if you´re up for some serious kitesurfing/windsurfing/surfing, you can catch some good waves here!

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Milan, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Although is a beautiful beach with lots of space, I found it to be very windy. Windy enough for the sand to blow and hurt your legs. I have been there many times, never did I not find a day without wind. BEWARE OF THIEVES. While taking pics, my car's window got broken and they took my beach bag +... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The beach itself is both large and has fantastic waves. We cycled from Cascais for the day and it took about an hour for two of us who had not been on bikes for years. There is a cycle path most of the way. We visited in July and the water was ok to visit but the temperature meant that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Windy but beautiful. Nice place to visit and relax. You can also enjoy fortaleza do Guincho and Muchacho.

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Lisboa, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This beach is excellent day or night !!! Many surfers,wonderful views,very windy, nice restaurants And very nice for walking.

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Portsmouth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It really depends what you want from a day at the beach. The beach was great and good surf if you like biggish waves. A lot of surfers were there and there is a surf school. The lay out chairs were expensive at 7 euros each for half a day and the bar Guincho was average at best and expensive.... More

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