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kid-friendly beaches in Lisbon

kid friendly beaches in Lisbon

Exploring Lisbon's coastal gems: a guide to the best kid-friendly beaches in Lisbon

Lisbon is blessed with a variety of stunning beaches along its coastline, offering something for every beachgoer. Here are some highlights of kid-friendly beaches for families:

kid-friendly beaches - Cascais beach

Located about 30 minutes west of Lisbon by train, Cascais is a charming coastal town with several beautiful beaches. Praia da Conceição and Praia da Rainha are two of the most popular ones, known for their golden sands and clear waters.

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the best ways to get to Cascais beach

  • By train: Approximately 30-40 minutes. Check schedules and stations here
  • By ride-sharing (Uber or Bolt). Approximately 25-35 minutes.  Please note that these services typically do not provide car seats.
  • By private driver: Approximately 25-35 minutes. If traveling with children, be sure to request a car seat in advance."

kid-friendly beaches - Estoril beach

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Adjacent to Cascais, Estoril is another lovely beach destination known for its calm waters and scenic promenade. It's perfect for a relaxing day by the sea and is easily accessible from Lisbon.

the best ways to get to Estoril beach

  • By train. Approximately 25-30 minutes. Check schedules and stations here
  • By ride-sharing (Uber or Bolt). Approximately 20-30 minutes.  Please note that these services typically do not provide car seats.
  • By private driver. Approximately 20-30 minutes. If traveling with children, be sure to request a car seat in advance

kid-friendly beaches - Carcavelos beach

Just a short train ride from Lisbon's city center, Carcavelos Beach is one of the largest and most popular beaches in the area. It's known for its excellent surfing conditions and vibrant atmosphere, attracting both locals and tourists.

the best ways to get to Carcavelos beach

  • By train. Approximately 25-30 minutes. Check schedules and stations here
  • By Uber or Bolt. Approximately 20-30 minutes. Please note that these services typically do not provide car seats.
  • By private driver. Approximately 20-30 minutes. If traveling with children, be sure to request a car seat in advance.

kid-friendly beach - Guincho beach

Located a bit farther from Lisbon, about 30 minutes by car or bus, Guincho Beach is renowned for its wild beauty and strong winds, making it a popular spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts.

the best ways to get to Guincho beach

  • By ride-sharing (Uber or Bolt). Approximately 30-40 minutes. Please note that these services typically do not provide car seats.
  • By private driver: Approximately 30-40 minutes. If traveling with children, be sure to request a car seat in advance.

kid-friendly beaches - São João da Caparica and Costa da Caparica

Across the Tagus River from Lisbon, Costa da Caparica offers miles of sandy beaches along the Atlantic coast. Some of the most popular beaches in Costa da Caparica include Praia da Rainha, Praia da Nova Vaga, Praia do Rei and Praia da Fonte da Telha, and there's also São João da Caparica. These beaches are known for their soft golden sands, clear waters, and excellent conditions for swimming and water sports.

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the best ways to get to São João da Caparica and Costa da Caparica beach

  • By ferry. Approximately 20-30 minutes. Belém Ferry Terminal (The Estação Fluvial de Belém) in Belém provides ferries to Porto Brandão and Trafaria just over the Tagus River). Check schedules here. Once you get there, you can consider taking a taxi or ride-sharing service from Trafaria to São João da Caparica and/or to Costa da Caparica for a more direct and convenient option.
  • By ride-sharing (Uber or Bolt). Approximately 20-30 minutes. Please note that these services typically do not provide car seats.
  • By private driver. Approximately 20-30 minutes. If traveling with children, be sure to request a car seat in advance.

water temperature in Lisbon's beaches

During the summer months, from June to September, water temperatures typically range from around 18°C to 22°C (64°F to 72°F), providing a comfortable environment for swimming and water sports.

In the spring and autumn months, water temperatures may be slightly cooler, ranging from approximately 15°C to 18°C (59°F to 64°F). While still suitable for swimming, visitors may find the water refreshing but brisk during these seasons.


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