Carcavelos is perfectly situated for the many day trips that can be enjoyed during your stay and are highly recommended.
This is a fishing village 50km northwest of Lisbon and only 25km from Sintra. It has a beautiful beach, which is not as busy as those of e.g. Estoril or Cascais. The hospitality of its people, the harmony of the old village with its narrow cobblestone streets, the characteristic housing, the sea, the fishing, the cuisine and the bold Atlantic views all interlace here in a grand way to welcome its visitors.
Buses run from Lisbon’s Campo Grande terminal. The journey time is 1 hr 30 mins.
Costa de Caparica
This stretch of coast is on the southern side of the river and comprises something like 54 beaches!
Take a ferry from Praça do Comércio to Cacilhas from where you catch a bus marked Caparica.
Then use the hop on/off train along the coastline.
In case you’re interested, Beach 19 is frequented by nudists.