Guincho Beach
Guincho Beach
4.5
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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.
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1-2 hours
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Mervyn D
Gosport, UK17 contributions
It's lovely sandy beach which is very popular with all forms surfers because of the wind.
Roadside parking can be a problem at the weekends and during the summer. When approaching on the coast road from Cascais, park in the Mar do Guincho restaurant car park for only €2 a day
If leaving on the coast road heading east after about 1630 at the weekend or during the summer, there is usually a long queue for the first roundabout on entering Cascais. To avoid this, drive slightly past the beach (on your left) and take the junction to the right as you approach the wooded area. This takes you to Birre in the northern part of Cascais, and the start of the A5 motorway.
Written January 12, 2020
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Kenan
Milwaukee, WI4 contributions
Couples
Unreal beach experience. Well worth the trip! The beach bar was excellent. Bike rental in Cascáis on our day trip from Lisbon was less than ideal, however. We didn’t understand that the bikes must be returned before 7 and had to hustle our beach cruisers 6 miles back to Cascáis to beat the clock. The bike shop staff didn’t do a good job of informing us about the situation. DONT use beach cruisers for this ride. Mountain bikes are best for the ride from Cascáis to Guincho. Umbrella rental at Guincho beach was also more expensive than expected. The wind at Guincho was perfect when we went in late June. The surfers were not thrilled with the lack of wind but it was great for lounging on the sand.
Written June 23, 2022
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YayeMama
Maplewood, NJ762 contributions
I'm from the east coast of the US and have only seen the Atlantic Ocean from there. This was a cool experience, to see and wade into the water of the Atlantic Ocean from the other side - from Guincho Beach.

I visited on a chilly day in April after a side trip to Sintra. Barely anyone was around but the waves crashing against the shore made me feel calm. Beautiful place and worth a visit.
Written April 27, 2022
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epbwh
Cambridge, MA14 contributions
Can't beat this beach only 40-50 minutes from Lisbon by train/Uber (less time if you drive). It's just far enough to avoid huge crowds in a heat wave (we went on a 95F+ day), and it is a dramatic, beautiful beach with great waves and small waves alike, pristine sand. Only downside is there are no public restrooms (contrary to what some beach review sites say). Highly recommend!
Written August 4, 2022
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Corina Poșircă
Porto Salvo, Portugal22 contributions
Couples
If you don't surf, there is not much you can do, unless you want sand all over you. It's very windy and the sand stings your skin all over your body. It's not worth it and definitely won't return here. It offers a great view when going down to the beach, but that's about it.
Written August 22, 2021
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Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt742 contributions
We made a quick stop here after visiting Sintra and the beach seemed really nice. It is popular mostly for surfing as it can get quite windy here. Not sure if it would be as enjoyable for swimming given the wind, but the views were quite nice and relaxing.
Written July 20, 2022
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dellaario
Cascais, Portugal40 contributions
The scene is so breath taking, large waves, people parasailing and walking along the beach on the walking path. Nice place to stop and have a cup of coffee and lite lunch. Watch a beautiful sunset over the beach with a glass of wine.
Written March 9, 2020
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Joe
2 contributions
Solo
I hate crowds. Don’t go here. I want it to myself. There are sea monsters and giant squids that will grab random people and eat them. Please stay away.
Written March 15, 2019
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Jess the Explorer
Lisbon, Portugal21 contributions
Friends
This is one of the best beaches of Portugal! The beach is very big, surrounded by nature, well connected by public transport and you can surf as well! Right there at the beach you have the possibility to rent the surfing equipment and even to have a surfing lesson. Near the beach there is also a restaurant, a hotel and a bar with swimming pool. The bar is pretty expensive in comparison with the average prices in Portugal, but it has an amazing view over the Ocean!
Written February 10, 2019
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stie9790
Mansfield, MA7 contributions
We took a chance on a random recommendation and paid for a 1/2 hour taxi ride from Cascais to Praia do Guincho. We weren't dissapointed. Sunset here on the last day of a month long Europe trip was amazing. It's the type of beach where you can walk out really far and only be waist high. Wind surfers were everywhere, and the sandy beach was huge. If you're in/near Lisbon, then you've got to check out Cascais, and this beach.
Written February 24, 2007
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