Hey there stranger, a little bird came around and told us all about how you’ve been dreaming about a really nice day at the beach. Are you looking for an easy access beach or a family-friendly corner of our beautiful coastline? In and around Lisbon, here are some of the easiest beaches to reach.


Carcavelos beach opens our list gracefully since it is so close to Lisbon’s city center and attracts both locals and tourists due to its beautiful setting and range of activities. This place has it all: whether you want to catch some waves, relax on the sand or enjoy a beachside meal, Carcavelos beach offers a fantastic coastal experience.

The beach also has changing rooms, showers, and toilets for public use. The summer season is marked by lifeguards on duty to ensure swimmers’ safety.

How to get there: Carcavelos beach is easily accessible by public transportation. The best option is to catch the train at Cais do Sodré train station (20 min. approx), and drop off at Carcavelos train station. The beach is just a 10-minute walk from there.

Parking is available if you prefer to drive, although it can get crowded during the peak season.


You have probably heard about Cascais! The charming coastal town is located about 30km west of Lisbon. As you wander through the streets of Cascais you will quickly feel the lively atmosphere that dominates the town itself and realize how this place is blessed with several waterfront streets, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Praia da conceição is one of the most famous beaches in Cascais and is known for its golden sand an clear waters. Along the beachfront, you’ll find various restaurants, cafes, and beach bars where you can enjoy delicious Portuguese cuisine and refreshing drinks while enjoying the view of the Atlantic Ocean. Activities like paddleboarding, surfing, and skiing are also available for water sports enthusiasts.

How to get there: Cascais has a train station in the old town, which makes taking the train the best option for getting there. You can hop on the train at Cais do Sodré train station and simply enjoy the scenic views until the last stop on the route – Cascais. From there, you will be 5 min. walking distance from the beach.


When you cross the 25th of April bridge, there is a single strip of golden sand beaches along the Costa da Caparica coastline. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all the same! The sand strip is divided into multiple imaginary beaches, each with its own name and atmosphere, even though it is one strip of golden sand.


This is the northernmost beach on the Costa da Caparica. It’s within walking distance of the town center and has plenty of space for parking. For many decades, it was the choice of Lisbon families, but today is also a destination for surfers and young people, thanks to trendy bars and restaurants with terraces on the beachfronts.



In the southern part you will find Fonte da Telha beach! It stretches for approximately 2 kilometers and is famous for its relaxed vibes. Always attracts both locals and tourists seeking sun, sand, and relaxation. With its gentle slopes and calm waves, it is perfect for families with children.

In addition to its stunning natural beauty, Fonte da Telha also boasts a charming fishing village atmosphere. The village is home to a small community of fishermen

who still use traditional methods to catch fish and seafood. Visitors can witness their daily routines and even sample the fresh catch of the day at one of the local seafood restaurants.

How to get there: The best way to get to all of the beach spots on Costa da Caparica is by getting the ferry from Lisbon. Cross the Tagus River on the boat that departs from Cais Sodré to Cacilhas. From Cacilhas, take the TST (“Transporte do Sul do Tejo”) bus number 135 towards Costa da Caparica and get off the bus at the name of the beach you decided to visit!

If you would rather take your car, you can. Across the coast, there are plenty of parking spots.


Portinho da Arrábida, holds the beautiful Creiro beach, a popular beach located on the Setúbal Península in Portugal. It is surrounded by lush hills and crystal-clear waters, making it a picturesque destination for tourists and locals. This protected area is located within the stunning landscapes and biodiversity of the Arrábida Natural Park.

Creiro Beach is a popular spot during the summer months when people come to relax on the sandy shores and bask in the natural beauty of the area. Despite its

popularity, the beach manages to maintain a sense of tranquility due to its restricted access and protected status. This place also provides a sheltered area that is particularly appealing to families with children.

How to get there: From Lisbon, cross the Tagus on the boat that departs from Cais Sodré to Cacilhas. From Cacilhas, take the TST (“Transporte do Sul do Tejo”) bus number 135 towards Costa da Caparica and get off the bus at the stop “Praia do Creiro”.

We always recommend people drive to this beach, by rental car or even Uber, because you spend less time traveling and more time enjoying this spectacular beach!


Keep in mind that although we are here talking about beautiful beach spots on this list, we are also guiding you about the most easy access beach for the ones who really don’t have a lot of time to travel to the most calm beaches during their stay in Lisbon. This ones may be a little crowded, specially on the weekends.