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

Sun 19/05 »

Surf report for Sun 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 4mph
13:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 4:16am (3.42m)
Low 10:16am (0.80m)
High 4:34pm (3.50m)
Low 10:42pm (0.79m)
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:22
Sunset20:46
Dark21:16

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 4:57am (3.29m)
Low 10:53am (0.93m)
High 5:12pm (3.39m)
Low 11:22pm (0.92m)
Daylight
First light05:51
Sunrise06:21
Sunset20:47
Dark21:17

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
13:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 5:37am (3.12m)
Low 11:30am (1.09m)
High 5:52pm (3.26m)
Daylight
First light05:50
Sunrise06:21
Sunset20:47
Dark21:18

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 12:03am (1.08m)
High 6:20am (2.95m)
Low 12:10pm (1.26m)
High 6:35pm (3.10m)
Daylight
First light05:49
Sunrise06:20
Sunset20:48
Dark21:19

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
19:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 12:49am (1.24m)
High 7:07am (2.78m)
Low 12:54pm (1.43m)
High 7:24pm (2.95m)
Daylight
First light05:49
Sunrise06:19
Sunset20:49
Dark21:20

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 23mph
16:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
Low 1:42am (1.39m)
High 8:02am (2.65m)
Low 1:50pm (1.57m)
High 8:21pm (2.82m)
Daylight
First light05:48
Sunrise06:18
Sunset20:50
Dark21:21

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

16 °C
(60 °F)

Light air, 2.9 km/h from N

Sea temperature

16.7°C / 62°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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