Cascais is a beautiful coastal town, located just few miles in the west of Lisbon. Fronted by the Atlantic Ocean, with a large yacht marina and a wide variety of hotels and restaurants, as well as intense nightlife, this cosmopolitan Portuguese suburb is considered to be one of the top holiday destinations for both local and foreign visitors.
Cascais is also surrounded by many popular beaches with incredible seascapes that offer many recreational activities. One of these beaches is Guincho Beach. Situated at about 3 mi/5 km away from the main town and with perfect weather conditions, the beach has became a playground for SUP enthusiasts.
Known for its natural beauty and the fantastic sunsets, this place is the perfect spot for stand up paddling. SUP may not be the most extreme aquatic activity but is a perfect work out for those who desire to improve their balance while having fun. It also gives you the opportunity to access and explore the incredible coastline.
The sea is crystal clear and sandy, providing with great waves, perfect for advanced paddlers. However, even if you are a beginner or just wish to brush up your skills, there are schools with experienced instructors that can’t wait to introduce you to the SUP world and lead you safely into the waves.
The best season for stand up paddling in Guincho Beach is from May to September and for those who constantly seek for high waves, the best time is in the afternoon. Because of the popularity of this location, keep in mind that the beach is ultra crowded during weekends.