Whereas Lisbon is enchanting for its relationship with the river, the surrounding region impresses for the constant presence of the sea. Being able to spend the morning in a museum and the afternoon catching perfect waves just a few miles from the centre of the city is a unique privilege. In the same way, there is an indomitable spirit that refuses to bend when you can spend the week working just so you can go out sailing at the weekend. From surfing schools to sailing, canoeing and rowing clubs, Lisbon and its outskirts provide marinas and perfect beaches for water sports. With west- and south-facing coasts, you’ll find great waves for surfing under any weather conditions. And at Ericeira, the world’s first surfing park, you can show off your skills and develop in a place with some of the best conditions anywhere for the sport. But if you prefer being in the water but without getting wet, you can hire any kind of boat at Lisbon and Cascais marinas to explore the magnificent coasts in the region.
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.
Explore the most beautiful Atlantic beaches in the region, where you’re as likely to spend the day in beach shorts in the sun as a fleece in the café.