With a wealth of cultural wonders and charming seaside towns, you’ll never be bored on a Lisbon Coast holiday. Stretching from the incredible Tagus Estuary and along the alluring beaches of Alentejo, the Lisbon Coast is sprinkled with historical gems and cultural treasures. Gothic monasteries, majestic monuments and intricate architecture offer days of exploring, but the true heart of this coastline lies in its golden sands, sublime seafood and passionate locals.
Whatever the time of year, a Lisbon Coast holiday welcomes those in search of a break that pairs relaxation with the right amount of action. Kick back on the never-ending beaches, soak up the unique culture, and get up close and personal with an array of sea life in the sparkling waters. With so much on offer, you can enjoy a trip to the Lisbon Coast at your own pace!
Why book Lisbon Coast holidays
Discover the best beaches
We love the pillowy softness of the sands down in Praia da Figueirinha
Perfect for watersports
Hit the waves at Praia de Carcavelos or quieter Praia do Guincho
Sample the local food
Bite into the silky Pastel de Belem egg tart pastries (nothing beats the real deal!)
Take a swing at one of Portugal’s best golf courses
Cultural hotspot not to miss
We love the quaint town of Sintra with its twisting cobbled streets and fairytale-like castle
Great national parks
After some serious hiking with a side of stunning views over the Atlantic? Pick Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais or Parque Natural da Arrábida
Top resorts in Lisbon Coast
Looking for a colourful coastal escape for your 2021 holiday? Cascais, 30km west of Lisbon, Portugal is the ideal choice. …From £229 per person
A glittering getaway on the Portuguese Riviera, Estoril is positioned a short distance to the west of cosmopolitan Lisbon. This …From £211 per person
Palmela in Lisbon Coast, PortugalFrom £207 per person
Idyllic is a word best used to describe holidays in Ericeira as the unrelenting beauty is sure to strike you …From £174 per person
Consider Sintra for your holiday in 2021, and discover a land touched by history, and blessed by natural beauty. Nestled …From £155 per person
Carcavelos in Lisbon Coast, PortugalFrom £254 per person
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Your guide to Lisbon Coast holidays
A holiday to the Lisbon Coast offers a large variety of activities. First and foremost, the stunning sandy beaches draw in sun lovers to bask in the Portuguese sunshine. In addition to this, the country's magnificent capital, Lisbon, is only a short drive away and offers a wealth of cultural and historical landmarks. A unique blend of architectural styles is on show, from medieval Muslim architecture in the ancient living quarters to striking Gothic churches. The beautiful Castello de Sao Jorge overlooks the entire city and is a must-see for history lovers. Visit the many museums dotted across the city and enjoy romantic candle-lit dinners accompanied by traditional Portuguese Fado music.
Near the coast, a stunning display of natural beauty awaits you. Quaint and traditional villages, seemingly untouched by time, are spread throughout the Lisbon Coast area and offer a pleasant contrast to the hustle and bustle of the capital.
The Lisbon Coast is home to many stunning beaches, each boasting its own distinct character. Several relaxing beaches can be found near the small town of Cascais, such as the popular Guincho beach, and are perfect for a peaceful day in the sun. Seek out Praia da Ursa or Pinhal de Leiria beaches for an abundance of watersports, such as water-skiing, wind surfing and surfing.
The large number of sandy beaches, many of which are relatively untouched by tourism, make holidays at the Lisbon Coast the perfect beach getaway!
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