The month of March is characterized by mild temperatures with daily highs averaging 17°C Lisbon is famous for its beaches and has easy access to the magical Algarve.
Cascais is a charming seaside village filled with quaint shops and restaurants. It also has a lovely beach and calm bay where you can sun and swim
How far from Lisbon: About 15km (10 miles)
Take the train from Lisbon it’s scenic, inexpensive and very convenient.
Surrounded by nature, the Troia Peninsula has a seemingly endless coastline of sandy beaches. A new golf course and upscale hotel have not detracted from its pristine beauty.
Troia is about one hour south of Lisbon (you’ll need a car). It is reached through the highways A2 or A12. Alternatively, for a journey of about 40 minutes from Lisbon, exit to Setúbal, and take the ferry boat.
Quick and easy to get to on public transit, Caparica is a great starting point to explore the rest of the beaches on the coast. These beaches are good for swimming.
How far from Lisbon: About 20km (12 miles)
Take the bus to Caparica, then a 5 minute walk to the beach.
30 minutes by car: Take the IC20 road.
Guincho beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Lisbon area. Never too crowded, this beach is best for windsurfing and surfing as it can be very windy.
How far from Lisbon: 35km (20 miles)
How long: 40 minutes (by car). Take the A5
How to get there by public transport: Take the train from Lisbon to Cascais and then take the bus from Cascais to Guincho. The bus journey is about 20 minutes.
By bike: You can get a bike in Cascais and cycle on the path to the beach.
Adraga Beach, or Praia da Adraga in Portuguese, is considered by some as one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Europe.
How far from Lisbon: 45km (30 miles) from Lisbon
How long: 50 minutes (by car) from Lisbon
How to get there by public transport: You’ll want to get to Sintra first, which is easily accessible by train. From there, you can take a taxi from Sintra to the beach (around 15 euros) By car: The journey takes about 50 minutes using the A5 to Adraga from Lisbon.
Meco’s claim-to-fame is for being a popular nudist beach. This clean beach may not be the easiest to get to on public transport, but worth the visit if you want to bare all!
How far from Lisbon: 40km (25 miles) south of Lisbon
How long: Less than an hour by car taking the EN377/N377
How to get there: Public transit requires a transfer
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