Guincho Beach

Guincho Beach which includes waves, a beach and tranquil scenes

Guincho Beach

Ride the waves, enjoy a few hours of sunbathing on the warm sand or go for long walks to catch a sea breeze at this surfer’s paradise in southern Europe.

Guincho Beach (Praia do Guincho) is a large sandy beach along the Atlantic Ocean. James Bond movie fans may recognize these shores from the opening scene of On Her Majesty's Secret Service. While far less hazardous than portrayed in that 1969 action movie, Guincho Beach does offer a more adventurous experience than the sheltered beaches of nearby Cascais and Estoril.

In the summer months, strong winds blow in from the north, making Guincho Beach popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers. The beach used to host the windsurfing world cup and surfing and body boarding events still take place regularly. In spring, autumn and even winter, the beach attracts those who love to surf the high waves caused by the eastern winds.

If you are new to surfing, take lessons at one of the area’s surf schools. Most also provide accommodations, can do repairs and rent out gear.

When the conditions are too windy for surfing or sunbathing, go for a long beach walk and breathe in the fresh ocean air. Guincho Beach is backed by dunes and easy trails take you towards Cabo do Roca, the westernmost point of Portugal and also mainland Europe. See its eye-catching lighthouse and set out for an energizing coastal hike along the cliff face. Swap your beach sandals for sturdy shoes and head inland to explore the forested trails of nearby Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais.

Guincho Beach is located on Portugal's Estoril coast, about 21 miles (34 kilometers) from the capital, Lisbon. The beach is just a few minutes by car from Cascais, a former fishing village that is now a popular tourism hub with top-of-the-range shops and elegant hotels.

Top Trending Hotels Near Guincho Beach

Estalagem Muchaxo Hotel
Estalagem Muchaxo Hotel
4 out of 5
Praia do Guincho, Cascais, 2750374
The price is Rs6,778 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Cascais. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in their reviews. ...
3.3/5 (323 reviews)
On the Beach, historical and value for money!
"I’ve frequented this hotel since I was a kid and while on vacation in Lisbon, I couldn’t think of a better more nostalgic place to stay. Historical and economical set in the most beautiful location on Guincho Beach. Free breakfast and the staff are all beyond fantastic! I will always be back."

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2021

Estalagem Muchaxo Hotel
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
5 out of 5
Estrada do Guincho, Cascais, 2750-642
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs21,679 per night from 15 Jun to 16 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cascais. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (266 reviews)
"Absolutely stunning! The hotel itself is wonderful, the people there all incredible (especially Mario) and the view / location spectacular. We also loved dinner at their Michelin-rated restaurant- a 3 hour adventure!"

Reviewed on 3 May 2022

Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel
5 out of 5
Rua das Palmeiras - Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, 2750-715
The price is Rs13,686 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cascais. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (39 reviews)
"There staff was very helpful in taking care of our car & bags."

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2022

Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel
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Parque de Campismo Orbitur Guincho
Parque de Campismo Orbitur Guincho
3 out of 5
Estrada Nacional 247-6, Cascais Coast, Lugar de Areia, Cascais, Lisbon, 2750-053
The price is Rs6,200 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Parque de Campismo Orbitur Guincho
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
5 out of 5
Estrada do Guincho, Cascais, 2750-642
The price is Rs21,679 per night from 15 Jun to 16 Jun
Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho Relais & Châteaux
Estalagem Muchaxo Hotel
Estalagem Muchaxo Hotel
4 out of 5
Praia do Guincho, Cascais, 2750374
The price is Rs6,778 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Estalagem Muchaxo Hotel
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel
Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel
5 out of 5
Rua das Palmeiras - Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, 2750-715
The price is Rs13,686 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
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Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
5 out of 5
Quinta da Marinha, Rua das Palmeiras, Lote 5, Cascais, 2750-004
The price is Rs14,377 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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Sea’Ya Family Surf Houses
Sea’Ya Family Surf Houses
4 out of 5
R. da Palmeira, 17, Cascais, Lisboa, 2750-540
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Senhora da Guia Cascais Boutique Hotel
Senhora da Guia Cascais Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Estrada do Guincho, Casa Sao Jose, Cascais, 2750-642
The price is Rs15,267 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Senhora da Guia Cascais Boutique Hotel
Cosy 3-bed House in Cascais - Beach 20 min by Foot
Cosy 3-bed House in Cascais - Beach 20 min by Foot
3.5 out of 5
Cascais
Cosy 3-bed House in Cascais - Beach 20 min by Foot
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