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Lying at the foot of the Sintra hills and facing the Atlantic, this superb beach is not only ideal for wind surfing but also board surfing due to the large breakers.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
+351 934 479 075
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place, blue waters very peacefull place , next to the Serra de Sintra. we can enjoy the beauty of the ocean blue sky .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paula F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 10k bike ride from Cascais. Bike hire was 6€ for the day and there were great views along the way. Guincho beach looked amazing and fantastic for surfers. There were dog walkers too. A real gem

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vanessapE3548ZC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best beaches of Portugal! The beach is very big, surrounded by nature, well connected by public transport and you can surf as well! Right there at the beach you have the possibility to rent the surfing equipment and even to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Jessicaaamot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large stretch of golden sand backed by dunes leading towards high cliffs in the north with not much between here and Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point in mainland Europe, is exposed to the full force of the Atlantic making it a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Global792556
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When traveling from Lisbon, on your way to or from Sintra, try to choose the detour along the coast that will take you to Estoril and Cascais, famous coastal communities. You will inevitably drive along the beach of Guincho: natural, wild and empty, a total...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marylene S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started the year 2019 year!!!! Just sunny day and great food and environment.... Meet some friends there and sunny was shining and food great... What can I say..... Underfull...

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jorgevenceslau
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Portugal, and Lisbon especially, is so lucky to have a wonderful coastline within it's vicinity. And none more beautiful than Guincho Beach. For us, it's the UNdevelopment and wildness that we found so incredible. Hope it remains in it's pristine condition.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ComfortablyNumb133
Reviewed 28 November 2018

The beach was nice enough for being close to Lisbon, but definitely wouldn't come to Portugal for the beaches, compared to other european countries.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 95nikop
Reviewed 25 November 2018

The beach is beautiful, wild, no construction. Not far from the capital but so beautiful! We absolutely loved it, there is also lots of surfers, waves are huge!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kimico1201
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The beautiful Guincho beach in Cascais can be reached from Cais de Sodre station in Lisbon by train (40 min ride) 👉Tip 1: hire a bike near Cascais train station and go to the beach by bike, a fantastic scenic 5km bike ride along the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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25 July 2018|
Response from TONI1955 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I went with my school, went to Sintra Palace which was absolutely amazing to say the least and so many restaurants there to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. Bear in mind there are some queues for certain... More
1 August 2017|
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Response from BroonNI | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see your question until now. If you have no car then I would get the train from Cais de sodre station to caiscais , and then get a taxi. Taxi should be around 12 euro and the train is about 3 or 4 euro I... More
26 February 2015|
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Response from sunshine7571 | Reviewed this property |
You have a Michelin starred restaurant called Furna do Guincho but we didn't eat there. Any restaurant by the seaside in Cascais offers excellent sea food. At Praia do Guincho we liked the Bar do Guincho where they have... More