Beach day at Cascais, Portugal

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So, because the Gspot is awesome, and provides very detailed instructions of how to get to the beach!
It was easy, and only cost me 2.25 euro for a roundtrip from Lisbon to Cascais, and took only about an hour!

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This was my first sight of Cascais. Beautiful, colourful shops and restaurants, cobblestone streets and the hot sun.

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It was the perfect day for the beach. Not too hot, lots of sun, and plenty of people visiting during their Saturday off. Be prepared: it is extremely touristy! This isn’t a bad thing, but don’t expect a remote-unknown local beach.

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The streets were full of photo-opportunities-flowers donned the sides of all the houses, the roads were tiny, and every few steps I would pass an alleyway that offered breathtaking views of the ocean.
AWESOME!

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So, what’s in Cascais besides a beach and tourist shops?
Beautiful scenery and cliffs! Most notable is the Boca do Inferno. Honestly, I had no idea this existed but I found myself walking for about 20 minutes down a pathway with a lot of people. A lot of people=something awesome to look at!

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So beautiful! Then I headed back into town, taking pictures of awesome restaurants and boats in the bay.

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I spent the rest of my day taking pictures, sleeping on the beach, reading and eating over-priced gelato. All-in-all it was a fantastic day.

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And just a beautiful graffiti picture to finish this post off:

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4 thoughts on “Beach day at Cascais, Portugal

  1. I always had a bit of a yen for Cascais, however touristy. It always represented a sort of Portuguese St. Tropez to me. Didn’t have time on my previous visits but I guess I’ll get there some day. Love the lion and azulejo shot.
    How’s the trip going so far?

    • I really enjoyed Cascais. Very beautiful and lots of tourists and locals alike walking around. I’m absolutely in love with Portugal! Peniche today (I hope) and Porto, Coimbra and Sintra are on my list too.

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