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Guincho Beach

Sintra, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Sintra
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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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

It was amasing!!! There are beautiful views, fantastic waves! You can get expirience in surf. This place has a good tranee for surf. But you schould know that the water is quite cold, about 19 degree(. And i advise you to take some beach umbrella, because the sun is very hot and you can get a sunburn!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I recommend The Spot Portugal Luxury Surf Camp. A great place to relax, learn to surf or kite surf and have fun with great nightlife in Cascais , beach parties and good food. The Spot Portugal surf camp is located in a quiet and private condominium where you’ll be able to fully enjoy and make the best of your experience.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Ideal place for water sports good surf and kitesurfing schools. Surfing better in the morning as Thermidor winds pick up in the afternoon. Great surf atmosphere . Nightlife in cascais can be full of surprises :) Worth going for a week

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Wicklow, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you're a surfer you will feel right at home here, not crazy big waves but quite enjoyable. The bar on the beach is briliant and is great during the day and late into the night. Food and drink excellent and location idyllic :)

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you are in Sintra and the weather is nice, head out to Guincho beach. Either take a bike ride or stroll along the paths that follow the coastline. It is breathtaking!

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Bilbao, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Amazing beach with amazing view. Perfect place for surfing. We've been there with Discover With Us tours during our tour of Sintra and Cascais. Recomend to see. It deserve to be visited!

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Cascais, Portugal
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17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

For me, there's no better beach than Guincho. You'll find it a little windy, but if you're lucky, the weather there will be perfect and you'll be able to enjoy that magnificent beach! Just next to Sintra, it has an amazing surrounding which you'll fall in love! If you're a surfer/wind-surfer/kite-surfer/bodyboarder, well, if you enjoy water sports, this is the... More

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Oeiras, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

this is a must go from the Lisbon region. white sandy beach, lots of sunshine and clear blue water. I fall inlove with it

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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We stopped by this beach on the way to lunch one day. Very beautiful views. Can be windy, so bring a jacket.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a special beach. Virgin sand dunes, strong (and dangerous) Atlantic currents, almost always windy, clean but very cold water, a magnificent view to the ocean and Cabo da Roca (the most westerly point of Europe). There may be better beaches in the Costa Vicentina of Portugal, which are 3 hours away, but this is 10 minutes by car... More

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