There are two very different coastlines around Cascais. One is the quiet and peaceful beaches of the Costa da Estoril.
Cascais is a fantastic vacation destination that combines Portuguese character, outstanding tourist sites and, of course, beautiful beaches!
Costa da Estoril stretches west from Cascais to Lisbon and is characterized by golden sand, calm ocean without big waves and various tourist facilities (stores, restaurants, bars). Very popular for tourists and residents of Lisbon. There is a train that runs along the coast from Cascais to Lisbon, with easy access to any of these beaches.
Beaches within walking distance of Cascais
The beaches we will describe below are within walking distance of the center of Cascais, and are where tourists and locals spend most of their beach time. These beaches are very comfortable and have many cafes and restaurants in the vicinity.
Conceição and Duquesa Beach
The two beaches of Praia da Conceição and Praia da Duquesa form the main, one of the most popular, and crowded beaches of Cascais. A large number of holidaymakers is due to its close proximity to the railway station of Cascais.
The golden sand, the possibility of renting beach accessories, the clear work of the lifeguards, the excellent Portuguese cuisine in the cafes and restaurants all make the beach a great place to swim.
The Conceição and Duquesa beaches are suitable for children, as there are no waves or currents and the beach is supervised by lifeguards.
Rainha Beach (Praia da Rainha) was a private and secluded beach of Queen Amelia in the 1880s. Quiet blue sea waters, golden sand and jagged cliffs provide the privacy the queen would demand.
CASCAIS Rua das Palmeiras, Lote 5, Cascais, Lisbon Area 2750-005, Portugal