Lisbon's Beach Hotels: Seafront Accommodations on the Coast

As a city fronting the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon’s proximity to the coast means that visitors can choose to stay in hotels near the beach. Seafront accommodation options number a range of different places to stay, and these beach hotels add an extra, fun-filled dimension to any visit to the Portuguese capital. One of the most attractive and romantic properties is the Albatroz Seafront Hotel in the resort town of Cascais, which is perched over a sheltered stretch of sand on the bay. Further along the coast is Guincho Beach, home to the exclusive Fortaleza do Guincho. The beach, by the way, is one of the best spots in Portugal for windsurfing! Back in town is the Grand Real Vila Italia Hotel & Spa, noted for its excellent wellness facilities. Close by is the fashionable boutique Farol Design Hotel, itself just around the corner from Pousada de Cascais – Cidadela Historic Hotel. All three are situated within easy walking distance of Cascais town centre and its sandy bay. In neighbouring Estoril is the Palacio Estoril from which the popular Tamariz Beach is just a five-minute walk. Another notable five-star is the plush Cascais Miragem, which overlooks the oceanfront promenade. If you prefer to stay nearer Lisbon but still want to be on the coast, head for the charming Palacio Arcos Hotel in Paco de Arcos. The fabulous Carcavelos Beach is a short drive away. Back in Cascais the great value Cascais Baia almost sits on the sand as does the modern Ever Caparica, located in Costa Caparica on the south bank of the River Tagus.

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Located on the Costa da Caparica on the south bank of the River Tagus, the Ever Caparica Beach & Conference Hotel sits by a vast swathe of sand that in summer draws Lisbon residents by their thousands eager to escape the heat of the city....  Read More



The front-facing rooms of this excellent value hotel peer over a pocket of golden sand that fringes Cascais bay. Bobbing fishing boats moored in the harbour, their prows painted in bright colours, add to the sense of place. This friendly and...  Read More



If you're looking for somewhere to stay on the coast away from Lisbon but prefer not to travel the 30-odd kms along the coast to Cascais, then the smart, upmarket Palacio Arcos is an ideal choice. It's sited in the old part of Paço de Arcos, a...  Read More



It's difficult to miss this impressive accommodation. Sited along the marginal, the picturesque coastal highway that connects Lisbon with Cascais, the Hotel Cascais Miragem looms large over the neighbourhood, an area defined by its seafront...  Read More



A 30-minute train journey from Lisbon brings you to arguably the most iconic hotel on the Lisbon coast, the Palacio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Spa. Sited overlooking a spruce park near the equally famous casino, the five-star property is just a...  Read More



Guests are spoilt for choice at this stunning pousada. A beach that fringes Cascais bay complements the nearby marina and the pretty resort itself is just a short walk away. But if they'd rather stay put then the property itself is certainly...  Read More



Seemingly sculptured out of a rocky bluff on the outskirts of Cascais, this remarkable oceanfront boutique hotel commands one of the most enviable and romantic locations on the Lisbon coast. Seemingly sculptured out of a rocky bluff on the...  Read More



Ideally situated on the outskirts of Cascais, this hotel is grand in name and grand in nature. Near enough to town for visitors to take advantage of an array of visitor attractions, including a lovely pocket-sized beach, Villa Italia offers 124...  Read More

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Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the magnificent Guincho beach is Fortlaleza do Guincho, a former 17th-century military garrison that's now one of the most discerning and enticing boutique properties in the Lisbon area. Indeed, if you're...  Read More

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Perched on a rocky bluff directly above the beach, the attractive boutique Albatroz defines the upscale seafront bolthole. Just 30 minutes by train from Lisbon city centre, its privileged location affords idyllic views of Cascais bay and the...  Read More


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