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Find out how to enjoy the summer in Lisbon

Summer in Lisbon is synonymous with long sunny days and endless afternoons. Its privileged location near the Atlantic Ocean means that there are many fantastic beaches close to the city. There are also many gardens and parks around Lisbon that invite you for pleasant walks and picnics with family or friends. Take a look at our suggestions with the best beaches and gardens so you can enjoy summer in this city and spend quality time outdoors while creating unforgettable memories.

Dive in the most beautiful beaches

Near Lisbon, you will find a wide variety of wonderful beaches that allow you to escape from the heat and invite you to take a dip on the hottest summer days. 

Cascais beaches

With easy access by train from Lisbon, the beaches of Cascais are the most frequented by the people of Lisbon. From Caxias to Cascais, there is a wide range of golden sandy beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.

Arrábida beaches

The Arrábida beaches are located less than 1 hour from Lisbon and are a true paradise in a natural park, composed of lush green mountains and crystal blue sea. Here you will find some of the most impressive beaches and landscapes in Portugal.

Costa da Caparica beaches

Half an hour from Lisbon, on the south bank of the Tejo river, there is a stretch of sand about 15km long with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country - the beaches of Costa da Caparica. Here you can enjoy many beaches with a long stretch of sand and sea for all tastes.

Sintra beaches

Sintra has some of Portugal's wildest beaches. These beaches, which were once the destination of choice for royalty, offer you sun and sea bathing, as well as great conditions for the practice of water sports.

Enjoy the best gardens and parks in the city

Lisbon is also known for its green places that invite to walks, picnics, or simply to relax and enjoy the sun. There is a wide range of parks and gardens around the city that, in addition to offering you a cool shade on the hottest days, are also places of great natural beauty. Get inspired by our suggestions:

In addition to wonderful beaches and gardens, Lisbon also has many other pleasant outdoor spaces where you can relax and enjoy the best of summer, such as terraces, rooftops and viewpoints.

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