The 5 best beaches in and around Lisbon
With the arrival of summer and the warmth to return, what you want is to go to the beach to rest for a while, wet your feet in the water, eat a watermelon and/or a ball of Berlin. Lisbon may not have a wide variety of beaches, but there are relatively close and better options. Get to know where to start to enjoy what the region has to offer.
1 - Sesimbra Beach
In Sesimbra Beach There are two beaches: gold and California. The sand is narrow especially if the tide is high. The sea water is calm and colder than on other beaches of the South Bank, which attracts many families. You can also head to one of the restaurants in the area that sells the best fish that comes out of these waters.
2 - Portinho da Arrábida Beach
It is located in the village of Portinho da Arrábida, in the municipality of Setúbal, and is inserted in the Natural Park of Arrábida. It consists of a bay that contains calm and transparent waters, great for scuba diving. When the tide is low, you can visit the beach of rabbits, the neighbor, the swimming or the cliff. In 2010, it was considered one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal in the category "Beaches and cliffs".
3 - Baleal Beach
It is located in the municipality of Peniche and has an extensive sandy beach and tranquil waters that are good for the practice of windsurfing. Nearby there are tennis courts, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and a horse-riding center.
4 - Guincho Beach
Guincho Beach is located in the municipality of Cascais and is one of the most windy beaches in the country. Hence it is very frequed by people who surf, kitesurfers and windsurfing. As such, in September 2012 it was considered one of the 7 wonders of Portugal in the category "Beach of sports use".
5 - Fonte da Telha Beach
Praia da Telha fountain, in Costa da Caparica has a really extensive areal and one can observe a fossil cliff and a natural landscape. Along the beach there is a wide range of restaurants and bars. It is ideal for practicing surfing due to the big waves.