Guincho Beach

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  • Address: Cascais, Portugal, Sintra
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Camp, Biking Trail, Entertainment, Water Sport

The foothills of Sintra end in this gorgeous destination of Guincho Beach that opens up to the massive Atlantic Ocean. The beach is sort of a celebrity it was featured in James Bond’s ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.

This beach is a very popular spot for wind surfing and board surfing. Even if water sports are not your thing, take up the cycling route to this adorable location early in the morning and take in the silence of the shore. Rent a chair at the beach and laze around to your heart’s content. The beach has a variety of good restaurants and bars as well which makes it an ideal party spot at night.

If on the other hand you do get inspired by the surfers and their swagger, you can always learn at the surf school on the beach. Camping areas and villas are situated close to the beach.

  • Although there are lifeguards at Guincho Beach, be careful with the strong current and large waves in the ocean.
  • Don’t forget to carry your sunscreen lotions and beach umbrellas.
  • Beach chairs are available for € 7 for half a day.

  • By Bus: buses are available from Cascais. Unable to verify direct connections from Sintra.

  • Restaurante Muchaxo
  • Restaurante Bar do Guincho
  • Restaurante O Pucaro

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  • Guincho Beach Address: Cascais, Portugal, Sintra
  • Guincho Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Guincho Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Guincho Beach(preferred time): 07:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Guincho Beach: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Sintra include Guincho Beach in their plan

  • 28.04% of people start their Guincho Beach visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Guincho Beach

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

93.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Guincho Beach

People normally club together Capuchos Convent and House Of Stories Paul Rego Or Casa Das Historias Paula Rego while planning their visit to Guincho Beach.

People also prefer to end their day with Guincho Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The beach is beautiful, wild, no construction. Not far from the capital but so beautiful! We absolutely loved it, there is also lots of surfers, waves are huge!

  • Perfect for windsurfing, for normal bather is better to find other spot because of the wind. They have good parking available (2EUR all day) and a pool that you can pay to stay all day with a bar.

  • This is a Wild Wild Beach. Be careful with the sea tides and the strong wind. Perfect for Kite Surfing.

  • Beautiful, but always very windy. Perfect for wind surfers. If you want to really swim in the ocean I’d rather go to beaches around Caparica or Sesimbra

  • Amazing beach, dunes and view of Sintra. Just be careful with the sea... if the flag is yellow don't challenge it. If it's red, just enjoy it from afar.

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