Best things to do in Cascais

Cascais, Portugal lies on the far western coast just thirty kilometres from Lisbon and makes the perfect base from which to explore all that the region has to offer.

Set right in the heart of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, there are many things to do in Cascais and much adventuring to be done right on your doorstep. Beaches in Cascais are wonderfully varied, including sheltered sandy coves perfect for family bathing, wide sandy beaches with huge Atlantic rollers ideal for surfing and rugged cliff-flanked drops, that give the impression that they were especially designed to ward off the streams of uninvited visitors who approached the country’s rocky shores by boat, in times gone by.

There are many attractive and lively beaches in Cascais, many of which are described in more detail throughout this site.

Away from the beach there are many enticing sights and things to do in Cascais. Take time to explore the quaint Old Town with its many period mansions belonging to the landed gentry in times of old and the sparkling new marina, a mark of Cascais’ dedication to the sea and all that marine life stands for as well as a symbol of its future.

A number of new restaurants in Cascais are springing up around the marina, creating an exciting air of anticipation and sophistication in this formerly forgotten area. Restaurants in Cascais offer something for everyone, from sushi and sashimi to traditional Portuguese seafood soup with some well-chosen wine lists to keep you company on your voyage of gastronomic discovery.

Cascais, Portugal is well placed for exploring the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, with its architectural gems and beach treasures. Here we bring you an easy reference to some of the best day trips in the area, from the Palaces perched on Sintra mountain to the pick of the putting greens on the world-class golf courses.

And what better way to relax after a long day of adventures than over a drink at one of Cascais’ many nightspots. Nightlife in Cascais is varied and has something for everyone. Here we provide you with a guide to the most sophisticated and the most laid-back venues nightlife in Cascais, from marina-front bars and Europe’s largest Casino to relaxed eateries and sophisticated rooftop terraces in some of the town’s most exclusive hotels. So go ahead and make your wish list of holiday must-haves – and discover how Cascais can tick all the boxes.