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Carcavelos Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lisboa: Surf Lesson

1. Lisboa: Surf Lesson

Meet with your professional instructor at the surf school in Carcavelos. Get equipped with your surfing gear, including a wetsuit and board. From here, travel to the beach of Carcavelos or Guincho beach, depending on the most favorable weather conditions on the day. Enjoy a surfing lesson and learn the basics of surfing. Discover essential skills related to safety, how to read the ocean, and how to choose a wave. Learn the practical movements of paddling and standing up on your board to catch the perfect wave. Benefit from personalized instruction with an expert instructor throughout the lesson.

Cascais: Sailing Tour with Drink

2. Cascais: Sailing Tour with Drink

Start your cruise from Cascais, where you can adapt your route according to your preferences. Enjoy the beautiful coastline aboard a new sailboat.  Sail to Cabo the Roca, the most western point of Europe, or relax along the beautiful white sandy beaches of Cascais, Estoril, Parede, Carcavelos, and Oeiras. Drop anchor, enjoy the sun and swim in the clear blue seas. Another suggestion is to sail along Cascais Coast up to Lisbon and visit one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. From the sailing boat, you will have the opportunity to see Lisbon´s most famous monuments and views.

Lisbon: Private Sailing Tour, Tagus River and Cascais

3. Lisbon: Private Sailing Tour, Tagus River and Cascais

Welcome to Lisbon, where the ocean meets the city! If you're looking for an unforgettable adventure, a sailing tour is the perfect way to explore the stunning coastline of Lisbon. As you set sail on our comfortable sailboat, you'll be greeted with breathtaking views of the city's famous landmarks, such as the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Feel the salty breeze in your hair as you cruise along the Tagus River and enjoy the stunning scenery of Lisbon from a unique perspective.

Aulas de Surf/Surf Lesson - Lisboa

4. Aulas de Surf/Surf Lesson - Lisboa

Surf lessons are taught along the Cascais line of beaches (Torre, Carcavelos, Guincho and Praia Grande), meeting the best conditions and in accordance with the level of each student. All lessons are accompanied by teachers accredited by the Portuguese Surfing Federation and have a duration of 2 hours consisting of a theoretical part, general and specific warm-up, main part (surf) and stretches. Lessons include all materials (wetsuit, surfboard and leash) as well as personal accident insurance.

Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

5. Lisbon: Sailboat Beach Tour

Feel the pleasure of taking a few dives along the magnificent coast between Lisbon and Cascais on this private sailboat tour. This experience is perfect for spending time with friends and family and celebrating birthdays or other special occasions. Board the luxury sailboat, enjoy a welcome drink, and set sail from Lisbon’s port, Doca do Bom Sucesso. Depending on your chosen tour length, you can anchor in front of the beach in Caxias, Oeiras, or Cascais Bay. Choose to swim, dive, or just relax on board and soak in the rays. On the way to the area’s most scenic places, take in the view of the coastline and enjoy the fresh air.

Lisbon Coast Tour: Paradise Beaches & Famous Beach Bars

6. Lisbon Coast Tour: Paradise Beaches & Famous Beach Bars

Start a fun journey from the center of Lisbon. It's a day of exploring, enjoying, and relaxing. When the sun comes up, you begin an exciting adventure that will make you feel refreshed and renewed. Your day starts with a tasty breakfast at a Breathtaking Secret Restaurant with an Ocean view, where Portuguese friendliness and yummy morning food come together. After eating and feeling excited, you're all set to begin your day! Your journey takes you to Adraga Beach, a secret spot hidden between tall cliffs and the wide Atlantic Ocean. Here, you pause to relax and feel the natural world around you. We'll prepare for you the perfect photographic Beach set-up and serve you some bubbles and tasty refreshments. While you enjoy the flavors and the gentle breeze, the soothing sound of the waves creates a peaceful atmosphere. After that, we'll head to the second secret Beach Bar spot for a relaxed lunch with a view of the ocean. You'll be delighted with a delicious meal, the menu is a perfect blend of ocean and land flavors. Fresh fish and mouthwatering local dishes will be served, along with delightful drinks to complement your experience. While you enjoy your meal, you'll love how the flavors and the pretty scene all come together. Later on, we'll go to Guincho Beach. It's a place that's both exciting and peaceful. If you're into surfing, you'll find great waves to ride. And if you just want to relax, you can enjoy the sun on the sandy shore. The beach is big, so you'll have lots of space to find your cozy spot or play some beach games. Leaving Guincho Beach behind, you pass through Cascais, a coastal town that exudes old-world charm. The streets are lined with quaint shops, colorful houses, and inviting cafés, inviting you to pause and soak in the local atmosphere. Our final adventure takes us to Carcavelos Beach – a place known for its vast sandy playground and waves that surfers dream of. As you step onto the beach, the sun will paint the sand with a warm, inviting glow. The water will shimmer like a tempting oasis, practically begging for you to dive in. But hold on a moment! Before you take that refreshing plunge, you won't be able to miss the lively beach bars that dot the coastline. It's a hub of excitement, where locals and visitors gather to clink glasses, share stories, and witness the sky burst into a symphony of colors as the sun dips below the horizon. It's the perfect way to finish a day filled with exploration, flavors, and good times. As the day draws to a close, you reflect on the journey you've undertaken – from the bustling streets of Lisbon to the tranquil shores of Adraga, the vibrant energy of Guincho, and the relaxed charm of Carcavelos. With memories etched in your mind and the rhythmic waves echoing in your heart, you make your way back to Lisbon, completing a day that's been nothing short of extraordinary.

Lisbon Cascais & Cabo da Roca Helicopter Tour

7. Lisbon Cascais & Cabo da Roca Helicopter Tour

This unique experience will offer you a magnificent view of Lisbon Sun Coast and Cape of Roca, the westernmost point of Europe. Bringing together points of interest from different routes, this is one of the most beautiful and complete tours in the Lisbon region. experience a variety of wonderful landscapes during this thrilling aerial tour. Climb aboard your private helicopter and take in the sights including Carcavelos Beach, the Cascais Marina, and Cape Roca. Travel in style and comfort aboard your own 3-passenger helicopter. After checking in and the safety briefing you will board the helicopter and take off from our heliport in Algés. You will fly over the stunning Tagus River Estuary, witnessing the splendid views of the Bugio light house and the Saint Julian Fortress, before embarking on a journey along the entire coastal line to Cascais, where you can find beautiful beaches like Carcavelos, steep cliffs, and picturesque villages and places of interest as Estoril's Casino, where during the Second World War the spies for both sides fought for information. Then marvel at the charming town of Cascais the summer holiday location of the Portuguese Kings. It's natural beauty can be seen in its crystal clear waters, golden sands, and lush green forests. The town is also home to several natural reserves, including the Boca do Inferno Nature Reserve, which features dramatic cliffs and caves. It's architecture is a mix of traditional Portuguese architecture, as well as more modern styles, dominated by the Cascais Citadel, a fortification that was built in the 16th century to defend the town from pirate attacks. Cascais is also home to several beautiful palaces and mansions, many of which were built in the 19th and early 20th centuries by wealthy Portuguese families. Finally, take in the breathtaking natural beauty and dramatic ocean views of Cape of Roca with it's rugged coastline dotted with cliffs and rocky outcrops, and the deep, dark blue waters of the Atlantic. The surrounding landscape is dotted with small, picturesque villages and rolling green hills, adding to the charm and beauty of the area.

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What people are saying about Carcavelos Beach

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 28 reviews

My family and I did surfing lessons while we were staying in Portugal. It was an amazing experience!!! The instructors were thorough and friendly. They went through instructions and safety procedures before getting Into the water and made sure that we were ready and comfortable. My children were hesitant to try it but they ended up having a great time and even caught a wave! I highly recommend it

It was an amazing experience with Miguel & Joao!! They were attentive, kind and fun captains! They even gave us a history lesson of Portugal. Thank you so much for giving us a fun A+ sailing experience.

It was an amazing experience. Pedro & Theresa, our captains, went over and beyond to ensure us a great experience. We can recommend everyone who wants to sail in Portugal to sail with Bloo Boat Charter.

The captains were really great ! They were nice and we had great conversations. I did wish we got to go swimming. Other than that we would do again!

Had a great time. Instructors were very friendly, fun and helpful. Thanks Tiago!