Ribeira Beach

Ribeira beach - Cascais
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Cascais Ribeira beach

Fisherman’s Beach (Praia do Pescador)

Praia da Ribeira is the beach located closest to the square and old part of Cascais. Also known as Praia do Pescador (Fishersman’s Beach) there is often plenty of activity with small boats being launched and landed into the shallow waters of Cascais Bay. The waters here are calm as the beach lies within the shelter of a large breakwater. There is also a seasonal lifeguard service so this is a safe family beach. The water quality isn't perfect though as there are quite a few boats and fishing activity taking place here.

Backing onto the old town and overlooked by some of Cascais' grand villas this is a nice spot to soak up a bit of sunshine and watch the world go by. The sandy beach isn't that big though so it can get busy quickly

In summer there are often things going on on the esplanade behind the beach. These include regular craft fairs which sell wares varying from the traditional Portuguese to the plentiful African carved animal sellers.

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Ribeira Beach tide times

  • Sun 26th March
    High 6:25am (3.16m)
    Low 12:25pm (1.08m)
    High 6:43pm (3.08m)
  • Mon 27th March
    Low 12:49am (1.15m)
    High 7:08am (2.88m)
    Low 1:03pm (1.33m)
    High 7:28pm (2.87m)
  • Tue 28th March
    Low 1:39am (1.40m)
    High 8:01am (2.62m)
    Low 1:52pm (1.57m)
    High 8:26pm (2.68m)
  • Wed 29th March
    Low 2:54am (1.59m)
    High 9:18am (2.43m)
    Low 3:14pm (1.75m)
    High 9:51pm (2.56m)

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