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“Beautiful beach but..water is FROZEN!”
Review of Costa de Caparica

Costa de Caparica
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Costa da Caparica Surf and Yoga from Lisbon
Ranked #74 of 422 things to do in Lisbon
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Siena, Italy
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach but..water is FROZEN!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The beach is beautiful, sandy and spacious. I agree with people who claim that. But hold on, I'd like to point out and underline a characteristic that anyone seems to care about: water is literally FROZEN. I experienced swimming in Tenerife (Canary Islands) last year and Australia as well, both are bathed by the ocean but, though bit colder, I went to swim as usual. This year I stayed in Costa da Caparica for 10 days. I think I swam twice. Just the surfers (with wetsuit) and a couple of brave men were IN the water. No children, no women, it was too cold. Fortunately, this applies for the area right in front of the village. The further you go south, towards the Cabo, the warmer (and more desert) is. If you have children, definetely go there.

Visited July 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Nice beach”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

This is a good beach to get away from the city for a few hours, however the beaches are crowded. The beach felt safe and there wasn't the constant harassment to buy sunglasses or other junk. The small town has a super market in it which we used to get drinks and snacks from but ever where seemed reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Beach, crap town”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

First things first, the beach here is great. It has big waves and is sandy. I like a strong sea and this certainly delivered. The life guards were also very diligent which made me feel safe despite the crashing waves. The main downsides are, 1) getting there on public transport 2) the feeling that the resort has hit hard times. It had a classic crappy seaside town feel about it. nothing sinister but lots of 1980's blocks and shops. The new seafront seemed to have been badly installed as all the decking had buckled and bent in the climate which I thought was a shame as they had clearly invested some money in it recently but it had been poorly specified. If you do decide to go its quite tricky. I got the No. 161 bus from Lisbon which involved getting a metro to the bus station at Placa de Espanha on the Blue line. Its pretty mysterious service which goes every 30 mins and take about 45 mins to get there.

Visited June 2014
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“Traditional Gelateria (ice cream) Pintado”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

One of the best ice creams you'll ever have!
In main street to the beach, Rua dos Pescadores 14 A , Costa de Caparica.
Open since 1986 with artisan ice creams, even in the winter.
Diet ice creams, Fiber icecreams, Ice creams for diabetics, without Lactose, Soy; and more traditional flavours strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, coffe, melon, watermellon, lemon, mango, straciatella, ........
Crepes with Ice cream, Irish coffee....




Café
Batidos e Gelados na Costa
Além dos nossos famosos gelados artesanais temos waffles crepes e saborosos cones artesanais

Visited May 2014
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“Good Surf (when its good) clean waters and not more than that...”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Its a very convenient location to spend a day at a very clean water beach near Lisbon. Good for surfing only on special occasions but always full of people.

No room for localism factor like it was 20 years ago due to the tourists always flowing in and out with the tides :-)

Even if you are a good swimmer, take good care as people underestimate this troubled tides and die to the dozens every year. Beach with surveillance only in summer time...

The village is absolutely uninteresting and full of bad architecture/construction decisions. This village will never live up to the potencial some dreamers had for it long time ago.

This is my "local person" view but you decide for yourself.

Visited January 2014
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