Guincho Beach

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Guincho beach, near Cascais, is not what many people imagine when thinking of the archetypal Portuguese beach. Despite being within an hour of the capital, Lisbon, Guincho has a wild desolate feel. Well, except for the summer months when it doesn't!

This wide stretch of fine, golden sand sits in the shadow of the forested hills of Sintra, one of Portugal's most beautiful towns. To the north are high cliffs with Portugal's (and continental Europe's) most westerly point, the rugged Cabo da Roca, only a few kilometers beyond. This goes some way to explaining why Guincho can feel so exposed to both the wind and powerful Atlantic swells.
Whilst this might not make it ideal for swimming all year round it does make it a popular spot with surfers, windsurfers and kite-surfers.

If Guincho feels strangely familiar yet you have never visited the beach this could be due to its cinematic heritage. Not only does the beach feature in countless car commercials but it was used in the opening scene of the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

There is virtually no development around Guincho beach with the oldest, and only significant building, the Forteleza do Guincho. This 17th century fortress is now a premium 5 star hotel and Michelin Starred restaurant with stunning views from its cliff top position overlooking the beach.
At the far end of the beach is a completely different experience, the Bar do Guincho. A "barefoot beach bar" this wooden shack is well known for its laid back vibe and great seafood.

Guincho Beach Weather Info

5 Day Guincho Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Guincho Beach tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 18s  °  ° 4mph
13:00 6ft 17s  °  ° 6mph
19:00 6ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 3:38am (1.53m)
High 10:07am (2.74m)
Low 4:37pm (1.41m)
High 10:59pm (2.69m)
Daylight
First light06:58
Sunrise07:25
Sunset19:36
Dark20:02

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
13:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 5:11am (1.44m)
High 11:30am (2.88m)
Low 5:58pm (1.22m)
Daylight
First light06:59
Sunrise07:26
Sunset19:34
Dark20:00

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
13:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 12:14am (2.88m)
Low 6:22am (1.22m)
High 12:37pm (3.13m)
Low 6:59pm (0.95m)
Daylight
First light07:00
Sunrise07:27
Sunset19:32
Dark19:59

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
19:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 1:13am (3.12m)
Low 7:18am (0.97m)
High 1:31pm (3.39m)
Low 7:49pm (0.69m)
Daylight
First light07:01
Sunrise07:28
Sunset19:31
Dark19:57

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
13:00 9ft 15s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 2:03am (3.35m)
Low 8:05am (0.73m)
High 2:20pm (3.63m)
Low 8:35pm (0.49m)
Daylight
First light07:02
Sunrise07:28
Sunset19:29
Dark19:56

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
13:00 9ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
High 2:48am (3.54m)
Low 8:50am (0.55m)
High 3:05pm (3.78m)
Low 9:18pm (0.36m)
Daylight
First light07:03
Sunrise07:29
Sunset19:28
Dark19:54

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

16 °C
(60 °F)

Light breeze, 6.5 km/h from NW

Sea temperature

18.9°C / 66.1°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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