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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
+351 934 479 075
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Atlantic ocean waves, colorful surfers, wind surfers and kite-surfers, Guincho beach's energy hypnotise all travellers

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank flassoeur
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great beach but windy and can be rough at times . Its open ocean water and you need to take care of small children at all times . Its a large Beach with lots of room for to be private . It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank jmcveigh7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend the day or stop for a sundowner at the beach bar. Freezing water but great people watching.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lorna P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When wind is not strong it is a very pleasant place. We stayed close to Bar do Guincho, where we had lunch. We also rented the sun beds which are quite comfortable.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank robertoaron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rented a bike from cascais and rode a half hour or so to the beach. It’s vast and beautiful. Great for surfing (but the water is damn cold so bring a wet suit). One of the most epic sunsets I’ve ever seen.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank WorldTravellingWorm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beaches in Cascais are crowded! Rent a bike and go to guincho beach, Enjoy the waves and the surfers

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gondaluycx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

€20 for a couple of hours use of 2 sunbeds and a ridiculously low sunshade felt over priced. Difficult beach to get to if you don't have a car.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MSS200
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the water was a bit cool the location was fantastic! Walking to the furthest end off the beach is quite isolated and not crowded when we were there so lovely. The nearby cafe was nice too and not over priced. A fab day trip...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Louise R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had surf lessons here. There are no other people on that beach apart from surfers. Enjoyed it more than Carcavelos.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Nastasiyaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing to have a beach day, is not as crowed as other beaches in the area, the soft sand is ideal to rest, also you can do a few walks to nearby beaches. Make sure to check the bus schedules since they...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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July 25, 2018|
Response from TONI1955 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I went with my school, went to Sintra Palace which was absolutely amazing to say the least and so many restaurants there to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. Bear in mind there are some queues for certain... More
August 1, 2017|
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Response from BroonNI | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see your question until now. If you have no car then I would get the train from Cais de sodre station to caiscais , and then get a taxi. Taxi should be around 12 euro and the train is about 3 or 4 euro I... More
February 26, 2015|
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Response from sunshine7571 | Reviewed this property |
You have a Michelin starred restaurant called Furna do Guincho but we didn't eat there. Any restaurant by the seaside in Cascais offers excellent sea food. At Praia do Guincho we liked the Bar do Guincho where they have... More