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Address: Colares, Sintra, Portugal
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Sintra Beaches Day Tour from Lisbon
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Nice windy beach with surf

We we t a couple of times here, for surf, its not the best beach for surfing, this beach is big and nice for families. There are not much parking dots but the busses are also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2015
laurenvanderkolk
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We we t a couple of times here, for surf, its not the best beach for surfing, this beach is big and nice for families. There are not much parking dots but the busses are also driving. Nice fish restaurant at the beginning of the road

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Of course it all depends on the weather and the tide but when we visited the sun was out, the Atlantic calm and blue, the beach of soft white sand long and wide. Clean and, at that time of year, a welcome lack of vendors and bars. For moochers and families rather than pubbers and clubbers - Sintra is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

The beach was empty during our visit in March. There were some surfers getting ready to enjoy the constant winds. There are a few restaurants that look over the beach area. There is a nearby pizza place to grab a quick snack. In March, the ocean is too cold for swimming without a wetsuit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Since i was 14 15 years old i used to go to this spot. What can i say? The ocean has the smell of true ocean u know what i mean? The peace and tranquillity its only overwhelmed by the sound of waves crashing against the shore...That reminds me: I'll be there in a couple of months!

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Valparaiso, Fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

I grew up spending my summers coming to this beach. I still have vivid memories of rounding the corner at the top of the hill anxious to see what the flag color was for we were't allowed in the water on red flag days. Though the beach has changed some and the home made chip vendors no longer seem to... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

I'm not a surfer but appeared to be the place to go if you are! We visited on a very misty day so surfers were little black dots which appeared and disappeared. Not much to do other than watch but we just enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Been here in October and it was still 25 degrees. The atmosphere is amazing and the nature as well. Stunning sunset at the horizon.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

It is a very wide and long beach where you can see a lot of international surfers, as well as sun bathers. We stayed at Casalinho de Santo António just on the other side of the beach, about a half a km away.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Nice wide clean beach. Parking is difficult. Huge swimming pool. Would not recommend swimming with children there as the waves would knock them over very quickly - may be calmer on other days but seemed quite rough when we were there. Lots of surfers there and looked good for surfing. Showers by beach which is always handy.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is the most popular beach (it would seem) in the area, and parking may be difficult, however there are bus services from Sintra and nearby Azenhas do Mar. In my opinion, it is worth heading about two miles further North to Praia de Macas, as there are less people, but more cafes/restaurants and shops around - also I think... More 

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