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

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 4:41am (3.59m)
Low 10:47am (0.68m)
High 5:03pm (3.40m)
Low 11:05pm (0.78m)
Daylight
First light06:10
Sunrise06:36
Sunset18:52
Dark19:18

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 5:24am (3.34m)
Low 11:28am (0.92m)
High 5:46pm (3.20m)
Low 11:50pm (1.02m)
Daylight
First light06:08
Sunrise06:35
Sunset18:53
Dark19:19

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
High 6:11am (3.06m)
Low 12:12pm (1.19m)
High 6:33pm (2.98m)
Daylight
First light06:07
Sunrise06:33
Sunset18:54
Dark19:20

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 15s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 12:43am (1.26m)
High 7:05am (2.79m)
Low 1:05pm (1.44m)
High 7:31pm (2.78m)
Daylight
First light06:05
Sunrise06:32
Sunset18:55
Dark19:21

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 22mph
12:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 4ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 1:53am (1.47m)
High 8:15am (2.58m)
Low 2:20pm (1.62m)
High 8:48pm (2.66m)
Daylight
First light06:04
Sunrise06:30
Sunset18:56
Dark19:22

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 3:29am (1.56m)
High 9:45am (2.50m)
Low 3:59pm (1.67m)
High 10:15pm (2.66m)
Daylight
First light06:02
Sunrise06:29
Sunset18:57
Dark19:23

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

19 °C
(66 °F)

Light breeze, 9.4 km/h from NW

Sea temperature

15°C / 59°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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