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Lisbon Coast Holidays

Holidays to Lisbon Coast are the perfect blend of cosmopolitan city life and a relaxing beach break. Explore all of these at your own pace and hire a car, or utilise Portugal’s excellent public transport options. 

There are countless sandy beaches on this stretch of coast. Plus, you’re only a short distance from the charming culture of Lisbon’s historic centre as well as a number of quaint communes across the coastline. The blend of Portugal’s old town terracotta roofs before the backdrop of the crystalline Atlantic Ocean is simply breathtaking. 

Take your pick of gorgeous beaches across Lisbon Coast. Ursa Beach promises awe-inspiring rock formations clustered in a secluded, pretty cove. For more bustle on the beach, head to Carcavelos Beach. This popular beach is perfect for a day out, with shopping and eateries nearby.

Our handpicked hotels offer style, comfort, and ease, making sure you come first on your Lisbon Coast holiday. Order breakfast to your balcony, enjoy delicious dining in the hotel restaurant, take a dip in the hotel pool, and enjoy spa treatments and more. 

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Lisbon Coast holidays promise such a variety of activities, so you can get whatever you’re looking for out of your getaway. 

If you’re simply looking to relax by the pool or ocean, there are options in abundance. Stay at your own hotel pool, visit any of the luxury resort pools across the Lisbon Coast, or take your book and a towel and check out Portugal’s quiet, sandy coves. Galapinhos Beach, Galapos Beach and Adraga Beach are just a few that spring to mind. 

Want a more adventurous escape? Try hiking through Sintra. Craggy cliff sides, verdant mountain summits, and historic ruins are all interspersed with the turquoise ocean water; making Sintra a hiker’s paradise. There are plenty of coast trails to follow as a well as natural parks in the area. Activity-seekers can also enjoy surfing, kayaking, snorkelling and more on a Lisbon Coast holiday. 

A day trip hopping and exploring the Berlengas Islands is a must during your stay on the Lisbon Coast. The history of the islands is incredibly exciting: think pirates, barrier reefs and 16th century ruins. The islands are part of a nature reserve meaning you’re guaranteed incredible scenery.


No trip to Lisbon Coast would be complete without sampling delicious, fresh seafood served up with a blend of Portuguese flavours. 

Bacalhau, or Portuguese codfish, is a treasured favourite among locals across the country. The Portuguese have become experts in preparing this fish, with no end to the amount of ways they do it, either. No matter how many seafood restaurants you visit on your holiday to Lisbon Coast, chances are you’ll never find the same two Bacalhau dishes. 

Grilled sardines are another Portuguese classic. Served simple, with some olive oil, salt and a squeeze of lemon to bring out the flavours. 

The Portuguese like their drinks heavy: liquors and dark, fortified wines are a staple here. Even if this isn’t your usual drink of choice, make sure to try a few while you’re on your Lisbon Coast holiday. Portugal has become an expert in this craft, so even if it’s not what you’re used to, chances are you’ll find a flavour you like. 

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