Guincho-Cresima dune field
Type: Active, Adventure, Attractions, Beaches, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Outdoor Activities - Winter, Public Spaces, Recreational Facilities, Relaxing, Reserves, Romantic, Water
The unspoiled beauty of the Sintra coast lends itself to some incredible walks, and the trail that arrows its way through the Guincho-Cresima dunes is one of the most rewarding. The dune field lies... Read More
The unspoiled beauty of the Sintra coast lends itself to some incredible walks, and the trail that arrows its way through the Guincho-Cresima dunes is one of the most rewarding. The dune field lies within a protected reserve and is accessed by following a narrow boardwalk. Some of the dunes have been partially fixed by vegetation but as you near the beach, the sand is free-flowing, endlessly shifted by the strong westerlies Guincho is famous for. Wildlife enthusiasts should consult the information board at the start of the walk for a detailed rundown of the area's flora and fauna. But if you're here to spend some quality time with a loved one, then enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the region's most beautiful and romantic stretches of coastline.
- Romantic Things to Do: "Regular buses depart Cascais fro Guincho, where you can commence the walk. Be sure to note return times to coincide with train departures back to Lisbon."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Guincho is renowned for its watersports options, but the beach and surrounding dunes are also a haven for wildlife.