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About the Coast

The spectacular Lisbon Coast is a must-see destination for any visitor to Portugal.

Offering beautiful beaches that range from sheltered coves to miles of dune-backed sands, visitors can immerse themselves in a variety of quaint villages, unparalleled history, and unspoiled forests.

Cascais is a former small fishing village that was regularly frequented by the Portuguese monarchy during the 19th century. Nowadays Cascais is a lively and cosmopolitan town that still preserves a great deal of its earlier aristocratic atmosphere. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through its streets, where you will find luxury boutiques and a wide variety of outdoor cafes and restaurants to catch a few moments’ rest.

As magical as the town can be, the beaches are truly Cascais' greatest attractions. Choose from those situated in the town's sheltered bay or those a little further away in the area around Guincho, part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The Boca do Inferno, an inlet along the coast that is surrounded by steep rocks and caves, is a natural curiosity attracting many thousands of visitors annually to marvel at the brute strength of the Atlantic ocean. Fifteen minutes North of Cascais you will find the famed Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of Continental Europe. Continue your journey another ten minutes up in the mountain and explore the magical and historical village of Sintra.