COSTA DA CAPARICA
Lisbon's summer mecca
You won't find much seclusion on this coast, but if you want easy access
to restaurants, cafes, and public transportation, join the crowds at the
vast beaches of Caparica. They are popular and lively in the summer, even
at night when most bars stay open until late with music and dancing.
Buses depart from Lisbon's Praça de Espanha bus terminal to Caparica town, a 5-minute walk from the beach.
In season, a little open-air train passes through most beaches along this coast -- ring the bell to stop at the beach of your choice (stops are numbered).
The best ones are Morena and Sereia, surrounded by dunes and with good bars.
Increasingly popular is Praia da Cabana do Pescador due to its beach bar that offers live music, sofas, massages, and refreshing drinks. Although popular, it never becomes too crowded, as there is plenty of sand and the calmer waves here attract many to the water.
Continue down the coast and you'll eventually reach Meco.
Check out Costa da Caparica Hotel and Vip Praia do Sol Hotel.