Praia do Portinho
Separated from neighbouring Carcavelos beach by the small headland that is home to Forte de São Julião da Barra is the sandy little crescent of Praia da Torre.
If you don't fancy the surf at Carcavelos then Praia da Torre may be a better option as it is not only more sheltered from the swell but often less crowded. With a lifeguard service during the summer months this makes Praia da Torre a popular family option.
Whilst the water quality at Praia da Torre is reasonable (and carefully monitored) it is still a mix of water from the river and the ocean. The seawater only becomes what you would describe as clean from Estoril and west.
A couple of kilometres towards Lisbon is the next nearest beach - Santo Amaro de Oeiras. This is easily reached by the wide promenade running behind the beach. There is plenty to see along the stretch of coast between the two beaches including the Oeiras Marina and a large outdoor saltwater swimming pool, the Piscina Oceânica de Oeiras.
Other beaches near Praia da Torre
Praia da Torre tide times
Thu 21st FebruaryHigh 03:36am (3.84m)
Low 09:49am (0.35m)
High 04:03pm (3.57m)
Low 10:02pm (0.50m)
Fri 22nd FebruaryHigh 04:21am (3.78m)
Low 10:32am (0.45m)
High 04:47pm (3.48m)
Low 10:45pm (0.61m)
Sat 23rd FebruaryHigh 05:05am (3.63m)
Low 11:16am (0.62m)
High 05:31pm (3.32m)
Low 11:30pm (0.79m)
Sun 24th FebruaryHigh 05:52am (3.40m)
Low 12:02pm (0.86m)
High 06:19pm (3.13m)