Praia das Maçãs (Apple beach) is one of the most popular beaches within striking distance of Lisbon. The name comes from the fact that once upon a time apples would fall off trees upstream of the (Ribeira de Colares) river that flows along the southern side of the beach. These would then wash up on the beach - hence the name.
One reason for the popularity of this beach is the tram line which connects Praia das Maçãs to Sintra during the Summer months.
Being on the Atlantic coast the waves can be powerful here. This, however, isn't a problem as there is also a huge outdoor swimming pool equipped with slides, diving boards and a kid's pool right on the beach.
Other beaches near Praia das Maçãs
Praia das Maçãs tide times
Tue 11th DecemberHigh 04:38am (3.15m)
Low 10:48am (1.03m)
High 05:03pm (2.86m)
Low 10:52pm (1.17m)
Wed 12th DecemberHigh 05:17am (3.03m)
Low 11:28am (1.15m)
High 05:45pm (2.74m)
Low 11:33pm (1.30m)
Thu 13th DecemberHigh 06:00am (2.90m)
Low 12:14pm (1.27m)
High 06:33pm (2.63m)
Fri 14th DecemberLow 12:21am (1.42m)
High 06:51am (2.79m)
Low 01:09pm (1.37m)
High 07:30pm (2.56m)