Surfing and Windsurfing in Praia Do Guincho, Portugal

Praia do Guincho (Guincho Beach) is considered one of the best surfing and windsurfing spots in Portugal. Located northwest of Lisbon, 5 km from Cascais, the conditions here are excellent for surfers, windsurfers, kiteboarders and bodyboarders. There are more than 20 surf schools and several surfcamps in the area. The white sand beach of Praia do Guincho is part of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and has a magnificent backdrop of the Serra de Sintra hills. The Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is one of the 13 natural parks in Portugal. Protected since 1981, although it is only one of Portugal’s natural parks since 1994, it includes the Sierra de Sintra.

There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area, the restaurants specializing in fish and seafood cuisine.

The pre-title sequences for the James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service were filmed here in the surf at Guincho Beach.

July and August are the best months to visit, however, the winds start to blow from May through October. The water temperature averages 13-19C, 17-19C in the summer months.

The north side of the beach has the best conditions for windsurfers and the south side of the beach has the best conditions for surfers.

This is a beautiful beach, not only for water sports, but also one of the best places in Portugal to see magnificent sunsets. You can also walk a long way to the sea and still only be waist deep.

If you like water sports, there are endless Portugal travel deals available for you to enjoy.

For cheap vacation packages, there are always great deals available over the Internet.

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