Costa da Caparica beach in Portugal
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Costa da Caparica Beach – Among the Largest Beaches in Portugal

Costa da Caparica beach is the one of the biggest continuous beaches in Portugal, altogether spanning incredible 30 km! It offers an impressive Atlantic experience very close to Lisbon!

Costa da Caparica beaches are extremely pleasant and quite easy to get to. They offer anything you want: some are equipped with umbrellas and sun beds, others are fully free.

The main part of  Costa da Caparica beach is 15 km-long strand divided by beautiful piers in between them. The sections of the beach vary in their character: some are organized for tourists, other more free, there are parts with dunes and parts closer to numerous bars and restaurants.

Overview of a part of Costa da Caparica beaches in Portugal
Overview of a part of Costa da Caparica beaches in Portugal

Read about Praia de São João da Caparica beach – the wildest part of Caparica beaches

Read about The Best Beaches near Lisbon

Highlights

Boats on Costa da Caparica beach Portugal - one of the best beaches near Lisbon
Boats on Costa da Caparica beach Portugal

Fine white sand, Sunset, Bars & restaurants by the ocean, Surfers

Why You’ll Love It

One of pretty piers along Costa da Caparica beaches in Portugal
One of pretty piers along Costa da Caparica beaches in Portugal
  • Iconic view: Crossing the 25 April Bridge with its breathtaking view of Lisbon from the height is a memorable experience!
  • Long promenade: Along the beach there is a long promenade with a comfortable boardwalk, great for walking, rollerblades, running, cycling, or just sitting by the ocean.
  • Piers: Lovely long stone piers perfect for a walk, for a great photo or for watching surfers from close-by. There are always hundreds of them and it is a really cool spectacle!
  • Drinks with a view: It’s an excellent place to have a nice drink in one of numerous bars – again watching surfers or gazing at the ocean.
  • Sunset: In the evening it gives you the opportunity to have an unforgettable romantic dinner watching the beautiful sunset from one of many seafood restaurants.

Sports in Costa da Caparica Beach

Surfers on the promenade on Costa da Caparica beach
Surfers on the promenade on Costa da Caparica beach

On some beaches of Costa da Caparica you can play beach volley, the promenade is perfect for biking and rollerskates, but mostly it’s paradise for surfers.

Surfing in Costa da Caparica

Surfing in Costa da Caparica beach in Portugal
Surfers in Costa da Caparica beach in Portugal

You can rent a surf board and hit the waves! Surfing is extremely popular in Portugal, with good conditions both for beginners and advanced surfers.

Surf rentals are open until the evening and on later hours you may negotiate half price for the rental.

Here are good options of surfing or bodyboard lessons:
Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon – Costa da Caparica beach
Lisbon Bodyboard Lessons in Costa da Caparica beach

How to Get to Costa da Caparica

It looks just like Golden Gate - impressive 25 April Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal
To get to Caparica, you will pass through the impressive 25 April Bridge in Lisbon that looks just like Golden Gate!

The best option: Express bus for just 5 EUR – Lisbon: Beach Shuttle Service

From Lisbon to Costa da Caparica

Bus TST 161 from Lisbon from the bus stop at Avenida Praça Manuel Da Nóbrega (Praça Do Areeiro – station of green metro line) to the bus stop Costa Da Caparica (Mercado).

From Costa da Caparica to Lisbon

Take the bus TST 161 from the bus station in Avenida Dom Sebastião. It’s the main road along the edge of Costa da Caparica, with the the entrance to the station from Rua Padre Mario Lopes street.

2 buses every hour Monday-Sunday between 8:00-20:00.

Price of the ticket Lisbon-Caparica is €3.20 for a single ticket which is purchased directly from the driver.

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2 thoughts on “Costa da Caparica Beach – Among the Largest Beaches in Portugal

Over all a very good guide to Costa da Caparica beach, my preferred arround Lisbon too.
But to be fair, Costa da Caparica with it’s 30 km span, is far from beeing the ‘biggest continuous beach in Portugal’
A couple of miles to the South, beginning at Troia all the way down to Sines, we can see almost 70 km ( half way to Algarve) of continuous amazing beaches where Alentejo faces the Atlantic.
To the North of Lisbon, beginning at Nazaré ending at Figueira da Foz, we can see almost 80 km of non-stop sandy beaches. And finally a bit North of Figueira da Foz, at Quiaios, it’s the beginning of the real Holy Grail of Atlantic majestic sandy beaches, not only in Portugal but anywhere in Europe: From Quiaios to Madalena (Porto) it’s almost 120 km! of continuous beach, with only a small halfway break where Vouga river reach the Ocean, near Aveiro city.
I hope this discription will open your appetite to explore outside Lisboa, the amazing diversity of small but friendly Portugal.

Hi Diogo! Thanks a lot for this very valuable information! I’ve seen a lot of spectacular beaches in Portugal, but it’s always great to discover new ones! Your tips will be very useful for our next article on Portuguese beaches and for our community of travellers. Thanks again!

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