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Luxury Lisbon Coast Holidays

Wide, golden beaches in easy reach of Lisbon

Lisbon Coast

Head west out of Portugal's capital, and you'll be greeted with a stunning coastline that rivals the Algarve. This is the Lisbon Coast, an often overlooked slice of Portugal that deals out charming fishing villages and sandy bays, with a helping of historic sights thrown in the mix, too.

The beaches along this coast come in all shapes and sizes - some are small coves backed by jagged cliffs, others are long, wide stripes of sand. Base yourself in the beach towns of Cascais or Estoril. The former boasts a lovely old town and a vibrant arts scene, while the latter flaunts a casino that inspired James Bond author Ian Fleming.

When you've had your fill of sunbathing, pop in to Lisbon for a dose of city chic - trains whisk you to the centre in around 40 minutes. You could also head for the hills; the mountain castles of Sintra are an easy drive away.

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Lisbon itself is a beautiful, historical city, easily accessible on foot, by tram or a hop on/off bus tour. There are so many fascinating sights to take in, such as the historic monasteries and the maritime museum. Why not climb to the top of the watch tower to relive the excitement of watching the ships coming in - at one time they would have been bringing treasures from the 'new world'.

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Destinations in Lisbon Coast
The suburb of Cascais sits between Lisbon and mountainous Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. A whitewashed old town harks back to its fishing village days, plus there’s a necklace of sandy beaches.
Estoril is the beach town that inspired Fleming’s James Bond novels. The roulette’s still spinning at the casino, there’s a Grand Prix track, and a citadel watches over the marina.
Flight Information

Flights from the UK to Lisbon take around two and a half hours. 

When to go

Thanks to its ocean-side location, the Lisbon Coast enjoys plenty of bright and breezy weather. Expect temperatures to hit the high 20s during the summer months - ideal for beach days and sightseeing in the city. Spring and autumn are also pleasant, with average highs of 20-22 degrees. 

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Portugal.


Tipping in Portugal is generally optional. At cafés and when taking taxis, you can just round up to the nearest euro. When in restaurants, it’s common to leave around 10%. 

Introduction to languages

The official language of Portugal is Portuguese. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

Our pick of the top hotels on the Lisbon Coast
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Palacio Estoril

Portugal, Lisbon Coast

Pestana Cidadela Cascais

Portugal, Lisbon Coast
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