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Praia do Guincho: What to do when you get there?

Just 35 km. from Lisbon you will find Praia do Guincho, a surfer’s paradise and one of the best beaches in the world to practice water sports. Praia do Guincho is located on the western edge of the Serra da Sintra National Park which has prevented the wild tourist development.

Famous being a filming location for the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Praia do Guincho has a shoreline of around 800 meters which allows the beach not to overcrowd during the summer months.

The fact that is surrounded by Serra da Sintra National Park has created a laid back atmosphere far from the hustle and bustle of bigger resorts. While other beaches in the Cascais region receive the people who flock over, in Guincho you’ll always find a less crowded beach.

The main feature of Praia do Guincho is the massive waves rolling from the Atlantic Ocean. Guincho is perfect for travelers who appreciate nature’s raw power that attracts adrenaline junkies. Guincho is located just 6 km northwest of Cascais and is easily accessible by bus and train.

On the cool and powerful tides of Praia do Guincho you can expect a surfer’s vibe. The constant and powerful breeze coming from the east allows the beach to be a perfect learning ground for windsurfers and kitesurfing, especially during summer.

Since Praia do Guincho has impressive waves and winds, and with its massive crashing rollers, is one of the most popular surfing spots in Portugal, actually is has been the site for World Surfing Championships and the Portuguese National Surfing and Body Boarding Championships take place on its coast.

When the conditions are perfect you can expect powerful rights break off the cliffs at the northern end. The waters are powerful and it’s easy to be surprised by the hidden currents, so this beach is not recommended for family holiday makers. Even though the beach has its challenge, you can lifeguards patrolling the beach during the summer.

The tide is waiting for your challenge, are you ready to ride the waves surrounded by the amazing beauty of the Serra de Sintra hills?

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      Praia do Guincho: What to do when you get there?

      Just 35 km. from Lisbon you will find Praia do Guincho, a surfer’s paradise and one of the best beaches in the world to practice water sports. Praia do Guincho is located on the western edge of the Serra da Sintra National Park which has prevented the wild tourist development.

      Famous being a filming location for the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Praia do Guincho has a shoreline of around 800 meters which allows the beach not to overcrowd during the summer months.

      The fact that is surrounded by Serra da Sintra National Park has created a laid back atmosphere far from the hustle and bustle of bigger resorts. While other beaches in the Cascais region receive the people who flock over, in Guincho you’ll always find a less crowded beach.

      The main feature of Praia do Guincho is the massive waves rolling from the Atlantic Ocean. Guincho is perfect for travelers who appreciate nature’s raw power that attracts adrenaline junkies. Guincho is located just 6 km northwest of Cascais and is easily accessible by bus and train.

      On the cool and powerful tides of Praia do Guincho you can expect a surfer’s vibe. The constant and powerful breeze coming from the east allows the beach to be a perfect learning ground for windsurfers and kitesurfing, especially during summer.

      Since Praia do Guincho has impressive waves and winds, and with its massive crashing rollers, is one of the most popular surfing spots in Portugal, actually is has been the site for World Surfing Championships and the Portuguese National Surfing and Body Boarding Championships take place on its coast.

      When the conditions are perfect you can expect powerful rights break off the cliffs at the northern end. The waters are powerful and it’s easy to be surprised by the hidden currents, so this beach is not recommended for family holiday makers. Even though the beach has its challenge, you can lifeguards patrolling the beach during the summer.

      The tide is waiting for your challenge, are you ready to ride the waves surrounded by the amazing beauty of the Serra de Sintra hills?

      See more

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