Costa de Caparica

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Costa de Caparica
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MancJulie
Glasgow, UK24 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Lisbon is great, my friend lives there so it made it easy to get around as she knew all the places to go & how to get there, it really helped that she had learned the language as I found that Portuguese is quite hard to understand ( sounded more like Russian to me)!
The best tip is to get a transport pass which you can use for the trams, buses, ferry and trains/metro. Taxis are cheap but Uber are even cheaper - from the airport to Costa de Caparica it was between 16 & 20 euros depending on traffic over the bridge.
The beach is lovely, will lots of surf shops and restaurants. The temperature was good, even though the Portuguese think it is cold, it was a pleasant 17 in the day, falling to 8-14 at night which would be great back home.
There are lots of pastelerias with amazing cakes, sandwiches and croissants, my favourite were the brioche croissants or freshly made sandwiches with sweet potato crisps. Go explore Lisbon, it's amazing sites, lively market & food halls, the sardine shops and museums. Would definitely return as there is plenty to do both sides of the river. Wear comfy shoes as you will do a lot of walking and some of the streets are quite steep especially if you head up to the castle walls area.
Written March 6, 2020
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Joanna R
Athens, Greece144 contributions
Feb 2020
This beach is just 10 min by car from Almada. it is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon walking by the ocean, watch the sunset, swim or eat seafood. The point that the river meets the ocean is incredible
Written March 4, 2020
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Elena
St. Petersburg, Russia36 contributions
Aug 2021
We rested on the Costa de Caparica for three days. This is a cozy and lovely place. House for rent within walking distance of the beach. Cozy promenade with many cafes and restaurants, there is everything you need on vacation and even more)
Written September 17, 2021
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rob s
Gothenburg, Sweden85 contributions
Sep 2020
We stayed in Costa de Caparica for 4 days. I'm not sure if we had too high expectations but it was a disappointment. The beach itself was wonderful. It was clean, and swimming among the waves was loads of fun. But along the beach, every fifty meter or so, there were restaurants that I can only describe as large boxes. They really are an eyesore, just as the large charmless hotels are just off the beach. The town itself is even less charming. It's very centralized in the sense that restaurants and shops are on a couple of streets. Most of the restaurants were fast food joints, and a lot of the others weren't even Portuguese. Those that were had very little choice. The atmosphere in town was hectic rather than laid-back. It's a shame because this town has so much potential.
Written October 12, 2020
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Igor K
Belgrade49 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
We loved the Beach. We liked the ocean, the waves, the atmosphere, the bars around, the people.

We have visited twice during our 8-day trip to Lisbon. And both times it was a good choice.

It is a bit far from Lisbon, but it is not hard to reach it at all, so advise all people to plan one day just to relax on this beach. So, you go to Praça de Espanha with metro, and when you exit the metro station, you will see bus terminal in front. You need to take bus No 153 or No 161. All drivers speak English, and the buses are clearly marked COSTA DE CAPARICA . Tickets are both at drivers, and costs 3.25 euro per person one direction. Buses are AC equipped so the journey is pleasant, and there is plenty of free seats. The journey with bus is approx. 30 minutes, and the buses are leaving every 20 minutes. You will know where to exit, since the beach is so obvious.

The beach is 13km long. It is consisted of large number of smaller beaches. Most of them have their cafe bars and lifeguard. For those that one to escape more urban parts, at the end of the walking zone, you can catch a small beach train. It takes you to the most far beaches, separated into two zones. So, first 9 beaches are zone 1 and return ticket is 4.5 euro per person. Other 10 beaches are zone 2 and return it 7.5 euro per person. But to be honest, all beaches are very beautiful.

Although ocean is very cold, we really enjoyed the water and sun.
Written August 7, 2013
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lizhowe1999
Dartford, UK32 contributions
Aug 2018
We have been to Costa de Caparica for the last 8 years and have watched it change from a fishing town to a successful tourist area. The beaches are beautiful and it has many surf schools. My favourite part is the Transpraia which is a small train which runs along the sand dunes and takes you to the other beaches along the coast.
There are many lovely restaurants and it is lovely to walk along the promenade in an evening. I love it here.
Written August 27, 2018
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Lars Mørch
Aalborg, Denmark62 contributions
Sep 2017
An excellent way to get to this great beach from Lisbon, is getting on the bus from Praça da Figueira - Beach Shuttle €5 pp each way - At the beach there's a great surf, and all kinds of restaurants and rentals
Written January 22, 2018
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ciboulette_8
Ijevan, Armenia9 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
The costa de Caparica is very nice and definitely worth a trip to enjoy the sea and the impressive waves! However, I do not recommend to get there with the ferry from Cais do Sodre to Cachillas and then onwards with the bus since you might end up in the local bus which takes forever to reach the coast (the entire journey from Cais do Sodre to Cachillas took us 2 hours). Also, the ferry isn't really nice, the crossing is short and unless you want to see the jesus statue I do not see a reason to visit Cachillas. It is much easier and faster to take the bus 161 from Lisbon center, which takes you to Costa de Caparica and back in 30min!
Written July 4, 2016
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Ash_From_UK
Lincoln, UK34 contributions
This is a good beach to get away from the city for a few hours, however the beaches are crowded. The beach felt safe and there wasn't the constant harassment to buy sunglasses or other junk. The small town has a super market in it which we used to get drinks and snacks from but ever where seemed reasonably priced.
Written July 17, 2014
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Flyer588105
22 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Take a taxi or Uber from Lisbon to Praia Nova. Get out at the roundabout, take the small train down the beach. Round trip 8 euros. Get off at the end. Spend a few hours and eat lunch. Great day!
Written July 6, 2019
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