?Places to Visit in Portugal

Carcavelos Beach – busy, sheltered large beach. Lots of activities e.g. Beach volley ball

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Guincho Beach – extremely windy, stunning dramatic beach, where all the surf dudes hang out. Check out the lovely hotel that is attached to the beach

Fortaleza do Guincho, – Its shabby chic, very friendly. We had a simple lunch and then they let us use their sheltered, beautiful swimming pool for the afternoon

Cascais is a small town good for a wander through the two pedestrian streets and up to the castle (check out the old petrol pump!) and around the marina. There are some quirky buildings and the usual tourist shops. We found that the restaurants to the street left of Burger King (sorry to use such a terrible land mark!) were the more authentic. We ate at Polvo Vadio- delicious Octopus

Casais Marina is worth a wander – it’s modern. We ate in Hemingways -great food and service. Excellent wines served in mad decanters! Good cocktails too. http://www.hemingwaycascais.com/#_=_

Restaurante Mar do Inferno – fantastic sea food. We had great night here, enjoying their fresh fish and sea food

Paradigma – on the hill out of Cascais overlooking the bay. Get a table for two in a balcony. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g189154-d2154141-Reviews-Paradigma-Cascais_Lisbon_District_Central_Portugal.html

At Carcavelos there is a restaurant at the entrance to the beach with a good bar behind. The bar has a converted railway carriage in the grounds. Good for fruit smoothies – recommend the cherry one!

You can use bikes [for free] along the coastal road, they’re pretty knackered but a lot of fun and it’s a lovely cycle along the bike path next to the coast. Not sure where your nearest pick up point would be- I’m sure they’ll tell you at the Hotel. You need a passport as a deposit.

At Carcavelos there is a restaurant at the entrance to the beach with a good bar behind. The bar has a …

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