Lisbon Coast

Lisbon Coast holidays

Gold-sand beaches and quaint seaside towns line the stunning coast stretching from Portugal’s soulful capital. Cascais is a cobbled charmer with a pretty old town, while Estoril’s a glam spot with swish hotels and a casino. Both boast superb shores for relaxing days in the sun and al fresco restaurants for warm evenings sampling fresh seafood. For a fairytale setting among forested mountains, head inland for magical Sintra. The best bit about all these resorts? They’re in daytrip distance of lively, history-stuffed Lisbon! 

Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa
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Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa

Cascais, Lisbon Coast

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  • Luxury décor and former palace
  • Award winning spa circuit
  • Overlooking the sea
  • Good location for golf and watersports
  • Restaurants with sea views
Vila Gale Sintra
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Vila Gale Sintra

Sintra, Lisbon Coast

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Based on 209 reviews

  • Unique concept hotel
  • Excellent wellbeing and fitness facilities
  • Great for families
  • Contemporary style and decor
  • Large resort complex with lots of facilities
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Language

Portuguese

Currency

Euro

Time difference

GMT

Cost of a beer

£2.13

3 course meal

£29.85

Flight times

2h 45m

Sandcastles, anyone?

The gold dusty sands of the Lisbon Coast are some of the best beaches you’ll set eyes on. Pitch up at popular Praia de Carcavelos and admire the scenes of Sao Julião fort or make for postcard-perfect Praia do Creiro – paradise found.

The cobbles of Cascais

Just west of Lisbon lies the quaint cobbled town of Cascais. Loved by the Portuguese Royal family, this once pocket-sized fishing village has flourished into a thriving resort town. It’s packed to the rafters with treasures just waiting to be unveiled and its castle ruins are the jewel in the crown.

A region for all

Couples, solo travellers, families and groups alike will find their perfect Portugal getaway here on the Lisbon Coast. Give the little ‘uns a history lesson in the capital itself or if you’re looking for a romantic trip for two there’s nowhere more magical than UNESCO-stamped Sintra.

Lisbon Coast resorts

Cascais

Once a sleepy fishing village, Cascais is now a staple destination for a holiday in the Portuguese sun, although it’s still got plenty of small-town charm.

Estoril

Escape the tourists and embrace a glamourous history when you book an Estoril holiday. Once a meeting point for the rich and famous, this Portuguese coastal retreat’s impressive casino was the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale.

Sintra

Sintra will make your heart sing. Tucked among forested mountains with whimsical palaces piercing the skyline, this showstopping village has all the trappings of a fairytale.

Beaches

There’s no shortage of beaches in these parts, so grab your bucket and spade and head to Praia Sao Pedro, Praia de Carcavelos and Praia da Conceição to name just three. Lay down your towel after a busy morning of exploring or flop down on one of the many loungers available to hire – the choice is yours. Did we mention that Praia do Guincho is famed for its tip-top surfing conditions? It’s time to master the waves!

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Praia da Adraga

Praia da Adraga

Sintra, Lisbon Coast

Golden sands, stunning scenery and mysterious caves – it’s no wonder Praia da Adraga is regarded as one of the best beaches in Portugal. As a beach for the whole family, here you can relax on the...
Praia da Conceição 

Praia da Conceição 

Cascais, Lisbon Coast

Think soft sand, cooling blue water and plenty of room for catching the rays – that’s Praia da Conceição! With pretty Nossa Senhora da Conceição Chapel to one side, this...

Sights

You’ll feel like you’ve skipped back centuries when you wander the villages and towns that appear to have frozen in time. Look up at skyline-studding domes and down at ornate tiles, known here as azulejos. And whichever resort you visit, make sure you’ve got your camera!

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Boca do Inferno

Boca do Inferno

Cascais, Lisbon Coast

See some of Portugal’s famously beautiful coastline with a trip to the dramatically named Boca do Inferno. During summer you’ll see the waves gently lapping at the cliffs and through the impressive...
Castelo dos Mouros

Castelo dos Mouros

Sintra, Lisbon Coast

Piercing Sintra's skyline, Castelo dos Mouros is perched high above the town centre and perfectly-positioned for views aplenty. This 8th-century fortress is another example of the area's Moorish heritage and...

Activities

Nature-lovers, rejoice. Say hello to the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park which is home to some incredible flora and fauna. But that’s not all, the waters that surround the Lisbon coast are famously home to dolphins, so book on a boat trip and look out for these flipping fabulous fellows!

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Casino Estoril

Casino Estoril

Estoril, Lisbon Coast

The inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, Casino Estoril is a prestigious gaming and leisure complex in the heart of the town. You can try your luck on the slot machines or enjoy some Chinese fine...
Hike to Cruz Alta

Hike to Cruz Alta

Sintra, Lisbon Coast

Fancy a challenge? Take a hike through Sintra’s woods up to the highest point, Cruz Alta (high cross). At 529 metres high, here you can admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounding you as you hike....

Eating and drinking

Waterside dining is the name of Lisbon Coast’s game. Time your table with the sun going down and you’ve cracked it. When it comes to the dishes, grilled sardines, cured meats and oodles of piri piri infused plates are menu staples, with seafood stealing the top spot on many.

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5 Sentidos

5 Sentidos

Cascais, Lisbon Coast

Created around the concept of appealing to the ‘five senses’, this hidden gem serves up traditional Portuguese food, but with a modern twist. Here, you’ll embark on a culinary experience...
Bar Estoril

Bar Estoril

Estoril, Lisbon Coast

A famous haunt for spies during the Second World War, Bar Estoril is still known for its vintage charm and glamour. Follow in James Bond’s footsteps as you sip on a 007 Martini of gin, vodka and Kina Lillet and...

Shopping

There’s no doubt Lisbon is the place for shopping. As well as fashion, you can expect quirky one-of-a-kind shops such as magazine store, Under the Cover, and cute exhibitions selling local works of art. Look out for the local markets in the resort towns too.

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Nightlife

The sunsets around these parts are seriously stunning. Once night falls choose between rustic resorts, where hidden-away wine bars and cosy taverns offer tipples and bites to delight. Looking for clubs and cocktails? Lisbon has both and then some.

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