Praia de Carcavelos

Type: Active, Beaches, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Relaxing, Water Sports

Map / Directions 10Best Says

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


  • Beaches: "There are designated surfing zones (the beach is a renowned surfing spot), and sun loungers and parasols can be hired."
  • Free Things to Do: "Lisbon's Cais do Sodré railway station serves Carcavelos, where passengers should alight for the ten-minute walk to the beach."
  • 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.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: A fabulous natural asset and conveniently close to Lisbon, Praia de Carcavelos is worth visiting at any time of the year.

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