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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guincho beach is truly beautiful and unspoiled, pretty much deserted out of season and a must for die hard windsurfers. The water is super cold and tricky, lots of powerful currents and big waves at times. During the season there are life guards in some...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank eurydice2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous occasion and although most of the restaurants are expensive, its just a short taxi ride to Cascais.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mollstone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across Guincho beach on a drive out of Cascais. Couldn’t believe how wild it was compared to the calm waters in Cascais. It is amazing,the weather wasn’t great unfortunately,so no sunbathing for us,so we watched the many surfers taking advantage of the huge...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Storm1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks good to see, but a beach I question. Maybe good for a stroll in settled weather. Think it is possibly a bit overrated.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank freddiemoran
Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

This beach is unbelievable. I spent the afternoon there and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It is not far from town, so grab a rental bike and head out. There are many restaurants, and enjoying coffee or lunch is a terrific option.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SirKennethTravels
Reviewed October 13, 2019

Beautiful day on the beach watching the kite surfers - 18 surfers at one time - it was an unbelievable sight!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kelly H
Reviewed October 12, 2019

Travelled from Cascais on the bus. Every hourly service and a few euros. Short walk to the beach. Beautiful clean sand. Great facilities hidden away. Lovely beach cafe. It was very windy but the sun was hot. We didn’t swim as the sea was too...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank S8193ILsandrap
Reviewed October 12, 2019

Great surfer´s beach and sunset spot. Have a stroll on the boardwalk path over the Cresmina beach dunes while you are there- You´ll find a lovely little café with great views.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank julie m
Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous sandy unspoilt beach idyllic at this time of year. The place to go if you want to getaway from it all and chill.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cluddy
Reviewed October 8, 2019

A beautiful beach with cold waters and sometimes very windy with sand blown by the wind. Be sure to go if you are surfing, windsurfing or kite surfing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Luiz C
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Christi66
July 25, 2018|
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Response from TONI1955 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I went with my school, went to Sintra Palace which was absolutely amazing to say the least and so many restaurants there to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. Bear in mind there are some queues for certain... More
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Nemy1985
August 1, 2017|
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Response from BroonNI | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see your question until now. If you have no car then I would get the train from Cais de sodre station to caiscais , and then get a taxi. Taxi should be around 12 euro and the train is about 3 or 4 euro I... More
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smoker74
February 26, 2015|
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Response from sunshine7571 | Reviewed this property |
You have a Michelin starred restaurant called Furna do Guincho but we didn't eat there. Any restaurant by the seaside in Cascais offers excellent sea food. At Praia do Guincho we liked the Bar do Guincho where they have... More
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