Explore the Lisbon Coast, an exceptional area of resorts and beaches stretching west from the Portuguese capital. The jewel in the region's crown is Cascais, from where you can head north and explore the remote beaches and forested peaks of Sintra.
Scenic landscapes and architecture, vibrant nightlife, and excellent historic attractions – there’s no denying Lisbon ticks every box as a European capital. Desirable resort towns are dotted along the Lisbon coast, including Cascais, just 40 minutes from the capital on the train. A picturesque former fishing village, you’ll find a charming old town bursting with boutiques, restaurants, and cocktail bars. In neighbouring Estoril, the vibe is more laid-back but the beaches and scenery are just as delightful.
The Lisbon Coast is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year but if you’re seeking the ultimate beach holiday, aim for the summer months. Between June and September the weather is hot and dry, with temperatures often peaking in the high twenties.
If you’re planning a walking, golfing or sightseeing holiday, spring or autumn can be good times to visit, as the cooler temperatures allow for more energetic activities. Temperatures remain mild throughout the winter, though, so the Lisbon Coast is an all-year delight.
Book into a luxury beach resort on the Lisbon Coast and you’ll experience a variety of fantastic dining experiences. Our 5-star hotels here serve up everything from refined plates of contemporary Portuguese cooking and fresh seafood platters, to casual poolside bites.
Traditional Portuguese fare can be sampled in the local tascas. Classic dishes include bacalhau à brás (salted cod with potatoes, onions and scrambled egg), arroz de marisco (seafood rice) and the iconic Lisbon pastel de nata (custard tart). Of course, you’ll also want to sample the local port!
You should check the entry requirements for Portugal at GOV.UK before you book your holiday to the Lisbon Coast. It’s normally advised that, when travelling, you carry identification and keep photocopies of your official documents.