The wide beach at Guincho is one of the most famous—and most visited—in the country. Atlantic waves pound the sand even on the calmest of days, providing perfect conditions for windsurfing (the annual world championships are often held here). The undertow is notorious, but the cool summer winds offer a refreshing break from the stuffier beaches on the Cascais line. Whether you go into the water or not, be sure to savor some fresh fish at one of the restaurant terraces overlooking the beach.

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