Sintra Best Beaches
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.