Guincho Beach

Guincho Beach, Cascais: Address, Phone Number, Guincho Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Guincho Beach
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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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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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Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt723 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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Padraig F
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Special charm of Guincho is so worth visiting- beautiful beach even if you are not a surfing aficionado
Written July 7, 2022
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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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Verneuil13
Paris, France338 contributions
It is very rare to have nice beach days in Guincho (specially in mid Summer) as the winds can be ferocious, but on a quiet day with no wind, this beach offers you unpararelled pleasures. Beware of the big waves and tides
Written June 3, 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY848 contributions
Did a quick stop here while in Cascais for some photo opportunities. Lovely beach and was not too crowded, at least during the middle of the work week.
Written May 26, 2022
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YayeMama
Maplewood, NJ759 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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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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Ms. Madgie Mo
Brooklyn, NY225 contributions
Nice place to talk a walk and see the coast. Good spot for surfers. Not much around so if you want to spend a day bring all your own items.
Written May 19, 2021
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Syl W
6 contributions
One of my favorite beach - I love the vibe, views , surfing and bars . It is easily accessible from Cascais via picturesque road along the side. Especially by bike! Can you ask for more?
Written September 28, 2020
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