Beaches, leisure opportunities, shops and lifestyle are all to be found along the ‘line’ out to Cascais. This is one of the places that Lisbonites come to, to get away from the bustle of the city. Relaxation is the name of the game here.
Just 30 minutes outside Lisbon, the refined seaside ambience of the Linha de Cascais (Cascais Line) has a lot to offer: culture, nature, cuisine and numerous beaches where you can just relax or do some sport. The area is particularly well-known for water sports. Another sport much practised here is golf, and there are quite a few clubs at which to take a swing.
The start of the Cascais Line is peppered with beaches, all the way up to Estoril. The glamour of this town is enhanced by the entertainment and fun offered by the casino.
The next stop along the line is Cascais, a reinvented fishing village that is now an elegant seaside resort, brimming with good food, cultural events and shopping opportunities, all set against the background of a picturesque historic centre.
Near Cascais is the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, a lush redoubt well worth a visit, as is the Boca do Inferno, where the sea batters the coast in a spectacular manner.
If you follow the coastline you will come to the wide sandy beach of Praia do Guincho, a hotspot for water sports.