Guincho Beach - Cascais

Guincho Beach - Cascais

Lost Paradise
  • Blue Flag
  • Beach Support
  • Paid Parking
  • Shower
  • Awning


The Lisbon coast offers unparalleled ocean landscapes and fauna surprises, the Guincho beach is no exception. Commonly known as the “Lost Paradise”, this fabulous beach of fine sand and green waters is one of the most popular Atlantic blue flag beaches in Portugal.


Great-Living-in-Portugal-Beach-Guincho-CascaisBlessed with extraordinary natural scenery and wildlife that contains mazes of dunes and the whole Sintra Mountain range in its background, the Guincho beach is located on the seashore of Estoril, only 5km away from the charming villa of Cascais and became internationally renowned for the James Bond Movie “On Her Majesty’s Service” in 1969.


As the bay faces south, you can watch the sun rise and set over the mountains… You may expect some multicolor sunsets of absolutely incomparable beauty!


The strong northern winds that sweep through every summer have made it a surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing paradise.

Hence, many of the national and international championships and tournaments held throughout the year are hosted in Guincho, where climate and wave conditions are perfect for surfing. Two of the most famous events are the Portuguese National Surfing and BodyBoarding Championships.


To top it up, throughout the years, CNN  has elected it as one of the Top10 city beaches in Europe and El País, the highest-circulation daily newspaper in Spain, has rated the Guincho beach as one of the 30 best beaches in Portugal.

With aGreat-Living-in-Portugal-Beach-Guincho-5 restaurant on every corner, a bar considered one of the top 10 best beach cafes in Europe by the British newspaper The Guardian – Bar do Guincho, and a beachfront getaway, the Michelin star restaurant, Fortaleza do Guincho, this soft and sun drenched beach is extremely clean, safe and family friendly.


Pretty close is Quinta da Marinha a luxury residential resort outside Cascais, home of healthy and famous for its oceanviews and golf course.


Ideal for long morning or evening walks, if you are looking for that feeling of peaceful solitude and energetic surf to watch, Guincho is definitely the spot!


Where to Eat:

Fenomenal Fortaleza do Guincho (1 Michelin Star), O Faroleiro, Cimas English Bar and Bar do Guincho.



Cascais Villa (15min)


Oitavos (5min)

Quinta da Marinha (5min)


How to get there:

The beach is 35km west of Lisbon and the most direct route is via the A5.


Where to Stay:

Fortaleza do Guincho, Muxaxo Hotel


BY: Nuno Caetano