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Sintra Best Beaches

Top 10 Beaches
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  • Cresmina beach (Praia da Cresmina) is located right next to the bigger, much better known Guincho beach - in fact it is sometimes referred to as "Little Guincho".

  • Located just around the corner from Cascais is one of the regions best known beaches.

  • This popular beach gets its name from the Palace of the Dukes of Palmela (Palacio do Duque de Palmela) which overlooks it.

  • Praia das Maçãs (Apple beach) is one of the most popular beaches within striking distance of Lisbon.

  • Just to the north of Sintra, close to the village of Magoito is the relatively quiet beach of Magoito (Praia do Magoito).

  • This cove with a small sandy beach is located just behind the Marina in Cascais at the western end of the town.

  • Praia Grande is probably the closest, and certainly the mostly easily accessed, beach from Sintra.

  • Carcavelos is the first wide, sandy beach on the Lisbon - Cascais coast. It takes just 20 minutes to get here from Lisbon by car (traffic permitting) along the Marginal road.

  • Praia da Ribeira is the beach located closest to the square and old part of Cascais.

  • Just around the corner from Praia Grande is another local favourite Praia da Adraga. This sandy little cove is backed by high cliffs with a deep valley winding down to the beach.