Famous for its wide stretch of fine sand and massive breakers, Guincho Beach attracts world-class surfers from around the globe. Located on the country's Atlantic coast, the sandy beach lies just 5 km (3.1 mi) from the small town of Cascais. Although the strong undertow can be dangerous for inexperienced swimmers, the favorable winds make this stretch of the coastline a good spot to perfect your windsurfing or kite-surfing skills. Several surf camps and schools offer equipment rentals and lessons for all ages and skill levels. Before you head to Cascais, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cascais trip planner, to make sure you see all that Cascais has to offer, including Guincho Beach.
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It was a lovely sunny day in the beach. Lots of rocks surrounding. Portugal has the best beaches in Europe
It was a lovely sunny day in the beach. Lots of rocks surrounding. Portugal has the best beaches in Europe more »
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...
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... more »
Spectacular beach with magnificent rocks, marvelous water and great waves for different water sports. A bit windy - which I like a lot. A few great bars and cafes around, as well as hotels to stay. The sounds of the waves are soothing and intense in a good way. It’s a bit colder beach than other beaches due to the wind. Great place to watch the sunset over the ocean!
Unbelievable views and waves. The beach is so big, so you will need to take about thirty minutes walk to reach out the end of it! I loved it from the first moments here! It’s no problem to take bus or uber to get here. I would recommend spent at least several hours here. As views will stuck you for long time 😅
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