A sheltered bay nestled at the foot of a mountain and surrounded by a marvellous landscape offers one of the best spots for snorkelling and scuba diving near Lisbon.
Beaches and Bays
One of Europe’s best city/beach-combo destinations, Lisbon has dozens of blue flag beaches on its doorstep and 3300hrs sunshine per year. A few miles from the centre, the perfect summer holiday awaits you. Near Sintra, there are the wild stretches of Adraga or Praia Grande. Ericeira is one of Europe’s top surfing locations with surf sanctuaries such as Ribeira D’Ilhas and Coxos. In Estoril & Cascais, a 30-minute train journey from Lisbon, you’re bound to find Riviera-like bays, with trendy bars and restaurants and excellent conditions for beach recreation and water sports. Here you find Guincho, considered a world’s top windsurfing location.