In a city where the sun can shine 290 days per year, it is no surprise that there are so many beaches, swimming pools and parks to visit. From the urban beaches along the Linha de Cascais to the multicultural ones in Costa da Caparica, remote and crystal-clear beaches of Arrábida, and mysterious sands of Sintra, there is no lack of seaside areas to enjoy all the health benefits of the sun and sea. But if sand is not your thing, check out the guide for the best public and private pools for a cooling dip when it gets really hot. If you just want to sunbathe, find out here where the best parks and pavement cafés are to soak up the maximum amount of the city’s rays.
Discover the most idyllic beaches in the Lisbon region, protected by the hills and blessed by a sea of tranquil water ideal for swimming.
Take a trip to the beaches heading west out of Lisbon, along the Linha, for a swim and some sun whenever Lisbon gets too hot for sightseeing.
Visit Lisbon’s most popular beaches, whether in summer or winter, and you’ll find places to suit every taste and temperament along this sun and sand-filled coast.
Head over to the World Surfing Reserve half an hour from Lisbon. You’ll find pretty beaches and a quaint fishing town called Ericeira, whose soul was forged by the sea.