Praia de Carcavelos
Praia de Carcavelos
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This beach is huge! Options abound here as well with multiple food, restroom and showering locations (though some require a little $). It is a bit less convenient than many other beaches though as it’s a little longer ride from Lisbon and about a 10 minute walk from the Carcavelos train station but at least it’s on a tree-lined street, especially after a long hot day at the beach. The sand is great but the water line can be pretty rough at times as this is one of the beaches on this stretch with the best waves for surfing. On most weekend days, you will see multiple local surf schools working with a dozen or so students each. If you're looking to try out surfing for the first time, this would be a good option. A lot of activity and tons of space for sports of all kinds on the beach as well.
Written 15 February 2022
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Linda S
San Diego, CA
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The town is lovely but the beach is small. The day we were there the waves were too rough with lots of seaweed. We went to Praia Angrinha (first two photos) instead, Ferraguda. Very quiet, easy parking and walk to calm waters.
Written 7 October 2022
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Roman_Gravit
St. Petersburg, Russia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
You can get there by train. But, of course, this is a beach for surfers. A long, gentle entrance to the ocean and almost always waves. There are several schools for learning to surf. Purely for swimming, I would choose the beach in Santo Amaro.
Written 17 April 2023
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Push
Carcavelos, Portugal
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Fine the dog owners for letting them poo everywhere!
Clean up Cocovelos!!
Coco=poo in Portuguese

Make Carcavelos town Lisbon district Portugal beach great again
Written 9 December 2020
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yaasir
Calgary, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
I was in Lisbon, Portugal for a few days with a friend and we thought it would be nice to hit the beach since the weather was absolutely wonderful.

We asked the front desk staff at our hotel and they recommended this beach to us and told us how to get there. We took the underground subway and got to the another above ground train station where there are many trains.

We bought the tickets and got into a crammed train and had to stand all the way and it takes about 45 minutes - 1 hour to get to this beach.

There are multiple other beach in this train route and basically you can get off at any station and there will be a beach.

This beach had a good vibe and it was crowded and the sand and water color was beautiful. Lots of options close by to enjoy a beer a well.

Overall highly recommended!
Written 4 March 2018
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
It's very easy to reach this place by train from Lisbon, and the station is just a short walk away...the beach itself is wide and sandy, plenty of space for everyone, and a nice bonus, there's also free WiFi here!
Written 22 March 2021
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Ola K
Krakow, Poland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Wide, sandy beach close to lisbon city centre. You can reach Carcavelos beach by tram, heading from Cais do Sodre station. Journey takes around 20 min and it’s comfortable. You can find a lot of restaurants and bars close to the beach. Must see!!!:)
Written 22 July 2018
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Sir Francesco
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Very cozy beach with a lot of bars and services, of course good also for surfing. A lot of young people enjoying the sun. About 30/40 mins from
Lisbon city centre I advise to go there for a break also while visiting the city, half day there is nice. If you don’t want to use public transport with Uber is about 20€ not bad
Written 29 May 2018
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MerlyLe
Milan, Italy
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
As being quite picky person, personally I don’t like Carcavelos. I been there several times. There is some nice restaurants along the beach side which worth to visit. For me it is too simple. Good for surfers. Too much crowded. Unfortunately can’t remember the names. Did not write down all the names. Now looking back should have to do it. That what was beautiful is sunset. What can enjoy in any beach.
Reccomend Tamaris beach in Estoril, it is smaller. Or go to Tamariz pool. It is not far also, so as the train going to Carcavelos its going to Estoril and stopping on the beach. Very simple and fast access.
Written 5 April 2018
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Alba L
Pedrogao Grande, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
Great beach to practice surfing or watch others. Boogie boards look fun to.

Very clean natural beac.

Need car to get there
Written 30 July 2020
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