Soak up the sun
Sun-worshippers flock to Cascais year in year out for a dose of that famous Portuguese sunshine. For the best sunbathing experience head to Praia da Conceição where you can lay down a towel and chill. For those looking for a little more excitement, head further afield to Praia do Guincho, where surfers can do their thing on these world-famous waves.
Marvel at mansions
Cascais offers up some gorgeous architecture, but undoubtedly the most photographed is the Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães. This eccentric mansion, complete with turret, is also a museum. Inside, you’ll find a lavish interior, a range of art and rare Indo-Portuguese furniture.
Views for days
For a taste of the best the southern Portuguese coast has to offer, head to the Lighthouse Museum of Santa Marta. Perched out on a rock over the sea, backed by lush greenery and blessed with uninterrupted views, here you’ll find the most beautiful views of the coastline.