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Avenida Marginal, Carcavelos 2775-604, Portugal
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All reviews great beach train station large beach sandy beach cais do sodre restaurants and bars lisbon city centre during summer white sand plenty of space public transport return ticket most places bring towels great place to surf restaurant options warm water
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful in winter for relaxing afternoon. Good parking areas and restrooms and a nice "calçadão* to walk through.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miguelmpereira
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Families and many trainees surfers receiving their lessons.. very nice arrangement with umbrellas and chairs at convenient 7,50 euros a day.. free WiFi at almost all beach walk way.. Some good restaurant options around .. Really very good ..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tureikis
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Carcavelos beach is large and wide with lovely, super soft sand. The beach is by the ocean, so do not expect warm water. However, this cool water is perfect for relaxing during a hot day. Water was very clean when we were there by the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AzjaGr
Reviewed October 3, 2018

As one of the local beaches to Lisbon along the train line Carcavelos beach is also one of the busiest during the high season, especially since it is very popular with the kid holiday clubs. There is a reason for it's popularity, it has great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lotte A
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Very crowded in summer, Carcavelos is a beautiful and lively beach. Lots of bars, restaurants and surf schools. Not always easy to park.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jnevesjose
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It's a lovely beach with plenty of places selling refreshments too. But be warned that it gets very crowded during peak times and that the waters are very choppy, which can make it unsafe for young or unconfident swimmers.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank bradleyb512
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Visited Lisbon in end of June 2018 and of course the trip wouldn't be complete without a visit to one of the most popular beaches in Lisbon. Absolutely stunning sandy beach in terms of visuals but good lord the water was freezing. Went in for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Manoj G
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Sewer networks drop nearby, the water might be somehow dangerous for your health. Town hall cleanning services do a poor job maintaining all the areas clean Be aware of gang activities in the area, you might end up robbed and beaten up since all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank miguelcD156UH
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We were staying 5 days in Lisbon and decided to have a beach day. We caught the Metro to Cais Do Sodre and then the train to Oeiras, from there it was about a 20-30 minute walk down a straight path to the beach. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Abbey K
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Lovely beach with nice setting..the expanse is long too..we had drinks from the fizz bar and spent hours relaxing and swimming..the waves came quite often it was awesome

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cmoni2k
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August 14, 2018|
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Response from Gakeitse | Reviewed this property |
There's always an attendant and if you can't identify her/him, choose a bed and they'll soon find you!
July 20, 2018|
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Response from 272lyg | Reviewed this property |
I strongly doubt it I have not seen any dog there, and I remember few posters. People walk small dogs on pedestrian pavement but not on beach. Saying that it’s a lot of kids and families. And dogs in Portugal are not as... More
April 9, 2018|
Response from MerlyLe | Reviewed this property |
Yes sure, you can find parking along seaside. I can’t say if it is gratis or with payment