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“Great beach!”
Review of Guincho Beach

Guincho Beach
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Sintra Fairytale Castles Full-Day Tour from Lisbon
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8-Hour Semi-Private Sintra and Cascais with visit in Roca Cape
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Full-Day Sintra Tour and Guincho Beach Experience From Lisbon
Ranked #2 of 90 things to do in Cascais
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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“Great beach!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We didn't have the strong winds that others have written about. A perfect beach day....blue sky, light winds and fun watching people learn to surf! If you park in the sheltered parking lot adjacent to the beach (4 euros a day during the week) they even include a coupon for a free water or Sagres beer at the Giuncho Bar. We took a break from the sun and sat at the small, elevated beach bar on the beach and enjoyed a small quiche and ham sandwich...good espresso, too!

Visited July 2014
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“Wild and windy but beautiful coastline”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The beach and the coastal road are still fairly wild and the views are stunning, especially at sunset. The boardwalks that take you down to the beach have built well and are in good condition. We walked this area in the early evening and it was almost deserted apart from some locals on the running tracks so a great time to visit when everyone is heading back from the beach.

Visited July 2014
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“a lot of a good restaurants”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

praiua do guincho has a lot of a very good restaurants, like Santa Maria. The wind is hard but can be manageable.

Visited July 2014
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“Take a kite”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Gorgeous beach - lovely, soft, golden sand - very clean (water and beach). 4-5 bars and restaurants along the roadside (about a 10 minute walk, depending on what part of the beach you're at).
Day we went was bright blue sky - but a stiff breeze. Wind and para surfers were having a great time. Surf was too strong to swim in. Even on a calm day I would say you'd have to be a strong, confident swimmer to be able to do anything other than just jump into/onto waves. great fun though.
Take the 405/415 circular trip buses from Cascais - bust station is across the road (but underground) from the railway station - it's under a shopping centre with big blue glass windows.
Bus is quite expensive 3.25 euro each, single trip. Takes about 20-25 minutes to get to the beach.

Visited July 2014
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“Surfin Portugal!!!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Fantastic surf and beautiful scenic beach...lots of great restaurants in the area as well .Worth a visit to see the ocean waves crashing in and the mountains as a backdrop....ohhhhh...so breathtaking!!!

Visited July 2014
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