BEACHES IN THE ESTORIL COAST:
For lovers of sun, sand and sea the Estoril Coast has several beaches and a promenade with bars and restaurants. Above, skyline and view of beaches from Cascais to Estoril in 2023.
The largest beach in Cascais is Guincho, vast sands but with strong currents, a popular surfing venue. Left, Guincho on a warm day in May 2023.
Carcavelos, with its large stretch of sand, and Parede are known for their therapeutic properties. São Pedro, São João, Estoril Tamariz and Monte Estoril are smaller beaches on the line. In the Oeiras Borough there is the Torre beach, the Santo Amaro beach and one at Paço de Arcos.
Estoril beach, Tamariz, in May 2023, getting ready for the Summer
Cascais beach, Praia da Conceição, ready in May 2023 for the Summer
MARKETS IN THE ESTORIL COAST:
- CASCAIS MARKET (Mercado da Vila):
The vegetable market is open on Wednesday and Saturday morning to 1pm. Clothes, shoes, and other items are sold on Wednesdays. Located behind Cascais bus station.
- BOCA DO INFERNO:
There are fixed stalls at the Boca de Inferno, Cascais, selling local handicrafts, ceramic items, hand woven clothing.
Every Thursday. Just beyond the Carcavelos train station.
- ANTIQUE FAIR:
First Sunday of the month, Garden of Stº Amaro de Oeiras, below the Oeiras train station.
- FEIRA DA LADRA:
Tuesdays and Saturdays. Campo de Santa Clara, Lisboa. Mostly antiques and bric-a-brac.
- MERCADO DA RIBEIRA TIME OUT:
This market was re-done to hold stalls selling wines, cheese and a food court including by some by local chefs. Next door is the traditional vegetable market.
- MERADO DO CAMPO OURIQUE:
The market was founded in 1934. It sells wines, has food stalls from Joe’s Shack to the pie stall Empadaria do Chef, Mercado do Marisco. Rua Coelho da Rocha. Open Sunday to Wednesday from 7am to 11pm and Thursday to Saturday 7am to 1am.