Guincho Beach, Cascais

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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 »
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  • 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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