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

Weekly Guincho Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Guincho Beach tide times

Wed 23rd January

High 03:52am (3.73m)
Low 10:06am (0.42m)
High 04:21pm (3.44m)
Low 10:18pm (0.61m)

Thu 24th January

High 04:39am (3.68m)
Low 10:53am (0.51m)
High 05:09pm (3.34m)
Low 11:06pm (0.72m)

Fri 25th January

High 05:27am (3.55m)
Low 11:43am (0.67m)
High 05:59pm (3.19m)
Low 11:56pm (0.89m)

Sat 26th January

High 06:19am (3.36m)
Low 12:36pm (0.86m)
High 06:53pm (3.03m)

Guincho Beach sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 17s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 13ft 16s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 13ft 15s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:21
Sunrise07:50
Sunset17:49
Dark18:17

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 14s  °  ° 22mph
12:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:21
Sunrise07:49
Sunset17:50
Dark18:18

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 7ft 15s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:20
Sunrise07:48
Sunset17:51
Dark18:19

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:19
Sunrise07:48
Sunset17:52
Dark18:21

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 14s  °  ° 21mph
12:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:19
Sunrise07:47
Sunset17:53
Dark18:22

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:18
Sunrise07:46
Sunset17:55
Dark18:23

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

13 °C
(55 °F)

Fresh breeze, 31 km/h from NNW

Sea temperature

15.6°C / 60°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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