Praia das Macas
Praia das Macas
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JJJC_Family
Virginia776 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We had gone to Mafra National Palace and decided to visit Ericeira. It was great. So we decided to go back to our hotel in Sintra via the coast and stop wherever it looked good or beaches we had heard of. Praia das Macas was the last place we stopped. It was past sunset, but there was still beautiful orange light over the water on the beach. It was mesmerizing. It's a lovely small beach. I walked it to the water's edge and stayed there until I was afraid I would get swept away. Then I stayed until it was close to ink black. My wife stayed up by the car, but she came out to take pics including one of me. There were restaurants there and I wanted to stay and eat, but we had problems with the GPS in Sintra and did not want to get lost at night, going in circles. I asked my wife, "Wouldn't this be better than living at home?" Half reluctantly, half dreamily, she said "Yes."
Written October 30, 2022
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Anke S
Frankfurt, Germany152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We spent 12 days in a house just above the beach. The Colares area does have a microclimate and often the fog only lifted later in the day or rolled in at night. We did have some beautiful sunny days as well though. This beach was never crowded. Always surfers there and a few sunbathers . I loved wading in the little stream that ended in the ocean and it was quiet enough to meditate to the sound of the waves.
Written October 1, 2017
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JaninedeBric
Denver, CO480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
To find a real beach town on the coast north of Cascais, travel up to Praia das Macas. Our local town beach has undergone significant renovation and tidying up over the winter and it's in beautiful shape for the warm days--and they do make it here, contrary to what you may hear. The little river bends out to the ocean and creates lots of interesting eddies around the rocks as the tide flows in and out. For a new perspective, climb up the path to the top of the bluff to the south for a view in all directions. From here you can hike all the way to Cabo da Roca, or just around the corner to Praia Pequena, another jewel of a beach that sees little traffic on most days of the year.
Written June 15, 2017
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Cristina B
Porto, Portugal50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Great surf and beach spot at the end of Sintra's tram line. It's a small beach village with white houses, a huge swimming pool. You can buy goodies at the local supermarket or market, with fresh fish and seafood, or you can eat at one of the many sea view restaurants. Watch the sunset having a drink at Barmácia or eat a delicious grilled fish at Búzio.
Written July 22, 2016
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Gil13AR
Arad, Romania502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Praia das Macas is the beach with the best scenic views near Sintra. It also has a direct connection to Sintra by historic Tram (50 min, 3 euro every hour - on Fr, Sat and Sun) and by bus. It also has the best terraces / caffes and shopping options. The water temperature is 18-19 degrees Celsius so people do not soak much. The waves are great for surfers. There is a narrow path southwards heading to Praia Grande (15 min walk - great views). The best panorama point is 200 m up on the main road from tram station.
Written July 20, 2016
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leftovercobbler
Oak Lawn, IL74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
The beach was generally clean, had nice views and was totally empty in the early morning. While is was crowded in the afternoon, people were friendly. There is a sandwich shop just off the beach that sells sausage sandwiches with freshly baked bread in a wood-fired oven that are to die for - and only 1.50 euro! Parking can be rough at times, but we enjoyed every minute of our beach experience, including the roman ruins up on the cliff and watching the surfers ride the waves.
Written August 19, 2018
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Maria Eugênia F
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
If you are lucky you will get some sunny days, but if you are like us you will stay here and just get a cold. This is a really unstable region, we have stayed for 4 days and the whole time was around 17 degrees, on August! No sun at all, really frustrating! So in my opinion not worth it, go to other beach.
Written August 19, 2017
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Rami52
Paris, France125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Drove there for dinner, after visiting the Cabo De Roca, which was full of tourists taking pictures in front of the monument marking the most western spot of the European continent, and enjoyed the place a lot. It was much less crowded, and we had a nice seafood in a restaurant facing the beach, enjoying a beautiful sunset.
Written April 17, 2017
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mrcliffywiffy
Glasgow, UK37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
We were here on a lovely day in February. The beach was covered in one of the largest amounts of rubbish and detritus I have ever seen. Locals told me the geography of the beach and the tides means that a lot of rubbish is swept up here. There is a huge clean up that takes place just before the start of the 'season', but at this time of year it was terrible. There's a small kids playground above the beach which the local stray cats and dogs seem to use as a giant litter tray. There are much nicer beaches south of here - at this time of year I wouldn't bother with this one.
Written February 17, 2016
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Helde2014
Marseille, France3,156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Great place to unwind with the locals. Not too crowded. Many shops and restaurants around. View is amazing. Not actually for surfers but there are also some waves. Ride the electric tram from the main town of Sintra. Senior citizens get a discount. See the photos for schedule. Now that it is summer it is monday to sunday. Last trip from sintra is at 6pm. Wonderful experience riding the tram!
Written July 3, 2018
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