As Cascais is on the coast, it's known as a beach town. The beach is nice and though I didn't go, several VTers in the group did and loved it.
Unforgettable Euromeet 2009 moment that will go down in the history of VT - a group of us were walking around at night after dinner at the restaurant in Estoril and partying at Baluarte Bar, and many of us were at the very least, slightly tipsy. As we walked past the beach, Claus said "we're gonna go swimming naked!" and most of us didn't take him seriously. But then, he and DAO started taking their clothes off, and a few minutes later, both were buck-naked and running down the beach to the ocean as the rest of us were laughing our heads off! They swam around for a few minutes, then came back and put their clothes on. Well, DAO put his clothes on right away and was covering up while running back to them, but Claus decided to be an exhibitionist and run around in his birthday suit to make us laugh. Then, when he finally put his clothes back on, he complained that the cold water shrank him down to a miserable 24 inches. This entire incident caused me to have one of many laugh attacks that weekend.
The Atlantic coastline around Cascais has many fine beaches with the beach in the town centre being as good as any. Nice sand and clean water with an excellent view of Cascais Harbour with its many boats give this beach an international setting.
The beach is safe and close by are many cafes for refreshments.
The beaches around the town are small but perfectly formed. Clean and well kept they are a great place to people watch or just soak up the sun. I am not a fan of lying on the beach all day but we did spend a few hours on this one just chilling out after our journey to the town.
There are a few very pretty small beaches that can be found at Cascais. These are fairly close to each other & all have clean, golden sand.
Just a stones throw from the town centre, so you can easily spend some time on a picturesque beach soon after a meal or shopping trip! The beaches may be small, but there is enough room to find yourself a quiet corner & maybe doze off for a while in the sun too!
Yes, this is a crowded town, but perhaps I was lucky- I found a quiet spot to watch the waves of the ocean.