The Caparica Coast in Portugal, the largest beach area in Europe

For beach lovers, the Costa de Caparica represents what they have always wanted: thirty kilometers of beaches, considered the largest beach in Europe, and that can be visited at any time of the year. We will enjoy the beaches of the Caparica Coast.

Endless beaches

With the sand, the sea and the sky as the only protagonists, the Costa de Caparica in Portugal brings us, just half an hour from Lisbon, one of the most amazing beach areas in Europe, with several beaches attached to each other without warning.

Caparica Coast - fedee P

The Caparica Coast begins south of the Tagus, in the own town of Costa de Caparica. From there it extends for more than 30 kilometers in the form of endless beaches of fine sand, until reaching Espichel Cape, a beautiful viewpoint next to a cliff.

In addition to enjoying beautiful beaches, you can find desert and solitary sites where to enjoy the sun quietly or also lively sites with promenades, terraces and pubs.

Protected Country of Fossil of Costa da Caparica

Cliffs of Costa de Caparica - John Copland

The Costa de Caparica shows in one of its areas a fossil cliff that before the sight is impressive, an enclave that is worth traveling and admiring.

There you you will find the Convento dos Capuchos, erected in the 16th century, stage of a musical festival that animates the summers and that gathers thousands of people willing to enjoy the music and the incredible views.

The Caparica Coast and its beaches

This area is characterized by having very good beaches, little polluted and extensive; Among them, to the south, there are demarcated areas for the nude and gay public. You can also find beach bars and bars scattered along the coast. Here we have some of the best beaches on the Costa de Caparica.

Sao Joao de Caparica

It is located north of the Caparica Coast, immediately after the mouth of the Tagus. It offers beautiful views of Lisbon and the mouth of the river and it is quiet, since tourists prefer the southern beaches.

Caparica Coast - Agostinho Goncalves

Its extension is the beach of San Joao de Caparica Sur, preferred by those who stay in the campsites in the area.

Beach of Vila da Costa

It is a small beach but the surfers favorite. It is located near the urban center of Costa da Caparica and the well-known Rua dos Pescadores and has the added attraction of nearby bars and restaurants.

Beaches of Terras da Costa Sul and Acacias Norte

If what you want is to enjoy with the family, these are the ideal beaches, are perfect to go with children and play sports like beach volleyball.

Acacias and Medos beaches

Caparica Coast - kozzmen

These beaches are the favorite of young people, there are quite a few bars and night party venues. The atmosphere of fun is continuous and the beaches very beautiful, an ideal mix. Kitesurf lovers meet at Playa dos Medos Sur.

Fonte da Telha Beach

This is the beach that puts the end point to the Costa de Caparica and gate of the Sierra da Arrábida. It is very quiet and familiar and easily accessible. It can be reached by public transport and by car and has beautiful blue waters and a large stretch of sand.

«I look for my territory on a white beach; A notebook fits in a travel bag. So my house is that place where I leave my bags. »

-Fatou Diome-

The Transpraia Train

To fall in love more with this long beach area we have the Transpraia Train, a tourist train that runs along the Costa de Caparica linking the town with the beaches.

Tourist train - Nick Jenkins /

Start your tour from the town of Caparica, travel the entire coast and reach the Praia da Fonte da Telha, your last stop. It only works between June 1 and September 30, that is, during the high season.

Albufeira Lagoon

To the south of the coast of Caparica is this natural salt and fresh water lake, perfect for the enjoyment of children and water sports. This lagoon is considered a National Ecological Reserve.

If you travel to Lisbon in Portugal, and you want to take a dip, very close you will have to the coast of Caparica, where without getting too far from the city will you have all the charm of beautiful beaches and a lot of diversity, contained in thirty long kilometers of sand and sea, do not miss it!

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