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Can you swim in Cascais?

Beach: Cascais’s energetic street life spills over onto its town beaches (Praia da Ribeira, Praia da Rainha and Praia da Conceicao), so arrive early to squeeze in your towel. For better facilities head to Estoril’s Praia do Tamariz with its salt-water swimming pool.

Is Estoril Portugal safe?

More mature visitors will enjoy the history and culture found within the region and the knowledge that Estoril is a very safe town. Estoril does not cater for groups who are only after cheap drink and all-night parties, but is a good location for groups seeking a refined golfing holiday.

Is Cascais safe?

The beaches of Cascais are safe, with clean and calm sea waters, and are supervised in the summer. Cascais is significantly calmer than the larger resort towns along the Algarve coastline. As a country, Portugal is a very safe destination and the Portuguese are a family-focused nation.

Is Cascais always windy?

Wind in Cascais is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June.

Are Cascais beaches nice?

Cascais is a fantastic holiday destination that combines traditional Portuguese character, outstanding tourist facilities, and of course, beautiful beaches! Much of the Serra de Sintra coastline lies within a protected nature park, and there is almost no tourist development, just wild and stunning beaches.

What is it like to live in Cascais?

Today, Cascais feels more like an elegant version of St Tropez, with 19th-century villas covered in azulejos, and bougainvillea draping over the garden walls. There is an emphasis on outdoor living for most of the year, especially cycling, running or golf, while the short winter months are rather windy and humid.

What to do on the beach in Estoril Portugal?

Down the promenade that connects Estoril to Cascais is a number of beach bars and restaurants, so even when it’s too cold to get your feet in the sand, it’s a pleasant day trip from Lisbon for a few hours by the sea.

Where is the Duchess Beach in Cascais Portugal?

The ‘Duquesa’ (Duchess) beach is located between the ‘Palacio do Duque de Palmela’ (Duke of Palmela palace) – today the Albatroz Hotel Map – and the ‘Faial Chalet’ (former Cascais Court of Justice building).

Is the Costa do Sol part of Cascais?

O nce promoted as Costa do Sol (“Coast of the Sun”), the suburb of Estoril is part of Cascais, and together they make up the “ Portuguese Riviera .” Just over 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Lisbon, it’s where the rich, famous, and even royal Europeans and spies escaped to during WWII, when Portugal remained a safe, neutral country.

Where is the train terminal in Estoril, Portugal?

The terminal in Estoril is in front of the train station, and in Sintra it’s outside the Portela de Sintra station. For Cabo da Roca (the famous westernmost point in Europe), head to Cascais (a 20-minute walk along the promenade) and take bus 403 from there.