Praia de Carcavelos
Type: Active, Beaches, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Relaxing, Water Sports
Arguably the most popular Lisbon beach, and one of the area's largest (nearly 2km long) Blue-flagged Carcavelos is a fifteen-minute walk from the railway station along Avenida Jorge V. Its close... Read More
Arguably the most popular Lisbon beach, and one of the area's largest (nearly 2km long) Blue-flagged Carcavelos is a fifteen-minute walk from the railway station along Avenida Jorge V. Its close proximity to the city makes it popular with families, especially at weekends during the summer months. Water sports enthusiasts, too, are drawn here for the reliable surf, and the broad swathe of soft golden sands is a magnet for sun worshippers and holidaymakers. Amenities number several surf schools, a plethora of cafes and restaurants and several bar-kiosks dotted along the esplanade. A large car park with metered bays is conveniently sited alongside the busy marginal highway that flanks the beach.
- Beaches: "There are designated surfing zones (the beach is a renowned surfing spot) and sun loungers and parasols can be hired."
- Best for Beaches Because: Excellent public transport connections from central Lisbon and easy access from local rail and bus stations make Carcavelos one of the area's most popular beaches.