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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 6 days ago

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

Thank LetsGotoPortugal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very pretty beach about 40 mins drive by car from the city centre. The sand is beautiful and the waves get stronger at high tide of course. And right there you have the guincho bar/ restaurant wirh an amazing view over the...More

Thank elaishaley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and rugged beach. Great for surfing. Limited facilities. Take advantage of the free readily available bikes and cycle from Cascais (20 - 30 mins easy ride) Check out the dunes and off into the national park. Great half day activity.

Thank bil5297
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like rough beaches, with big waves, a good sea breeze, and piece and quiet, this is the beach. I can sit and lay here for hours. If you like surfing or to watch surfers, this is also the spot. During summer, this is...More

Thank Elke P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drove down and stopped at several points to admire 5e waves crashing in to shore, a few hours after hurricane Leslie blew through.breathtaking!

Thank JESEdmonton
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Great beach, fantastic watching the surfers. Just next to the main road. But no facilities or loos, which was a disappointment.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We rode our rented bikes out to Guincho beach from downtown Caiscais. Easy ride and oh so scenic. Lots of kite surfers to watch while you relax on the beach. A ton of wind but worth the visit. It was a great day and we...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Beach is nice and windy, perfect for catching waves and relaxing. There is also a nice beach bar, to take a snack and a cold drink.

Thank tamarav786
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Located between Sinatra and Cascais. Beautiful sandy beach with high surf. Not warm water. Be prepared if you go in for a swim! Nice place to relax and enjoy the sounds of the ocean.

Thank nwaynesworld
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Really stunning (but a bit windy at times..!) The beach bar is nice but can be super busy on a very sunny weekend

Thank TheONLYNikitaFox
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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