Carcavelos Beach

Praia de Carcavelos

A Visit To Sunny Carcavelos Beach, Only 20 Minutes From Lisbon

Get to know Carcavelos Beach, one of the most sought after in the Cascais region, in Lisbon and also a great reference when it comes to the beach, and also for surfing and learning to surf. After all, it is a beach with perfect conditions for the sport and also for relaxing and enjoying with family and friends. In addition to its beauty, Carcavelos stands out as the first oceanic beach after the mouth of the Tagus River.


The beach of Carcavelos has soft and golden sand, as well as several services that make it the favourite of the Portuguese who live near the region. In addition to being popular for surfing, it is also the one that is closer to the city, which ends up attracting even more locals. However, the beach is wide and over 1 km long so it is very difficult to get unbearably crowded. In the summer months, there are umbrellas and beds to rent. Next to the beach is a large boardwalk with restaurants, bars and other services, which are open until late. Being ideal to take refuge from the sun and replenish the energies. Toilets, showers and foot washers are dotted along the beach, even Free WiFi. In the summer months, there are plenty of lifeguards patrolling the sands.


Although it is a great beach for surfing, the sea conditions only look good in the winter for the sport, since it is when the wind and waves have the best directions for the formation of good waves at the championship level, even forming some tubes. All year you will find many surf school giving lessons to all ages and levels. In the summer the sea is more accessible for bathers, besides the beach become the stage for football, paddle and volleyball. To get to the beach you can go by car (plenty of parking) or train (Carcavelos station is a short walk), which leaves Cais do Sodré station in Lisbon and takes only 20 minutes.