10 Best Beach Resorts Near Lisbon Airport

Updated 4 March 2020 | by Lara McComish

There are some beautiful seaside towns in Portugal and luckily, many of them are near Lisbon. Here are the 10 best beach resorts near Lisbon Portela Airport to flock to for fun in the Portuguese sun. 


1. Lisbon

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the proud beach-city capital of Portugal. Spend your holiday wandering around the cobbled streets or riding one of the iconic yellow trams. Be in the beating heart in under 20 minutes from Lisbon Portela Airport and on one of the Lisbon coast beaches in no time.


2. Sintra

25 minute drive from Lisbon Portela Airport

Sintra, Portugal

Sintra has a sensational selection of white sandy beaches along its western coastline. Whether you're in the region for the watersports or the cute fishing towns, you can get to Sintra's beaches in less than half an hour from Lisbon Portela Airport.


3. Oeiras

25 minute drive from Lisbon Portela Airport

Oeiras, Portugal

Oeiras is in an urban area of greater Lisbon, close to Lisbon Portela Airport. It has a small beach called Praia da Torre, which makes up in dramatic scenery what it lacks in size. 


4. Paço de Arcos

25 minute drive from Lisbon Portela Airport

Paço de Arcos

In an enviable position between Cascais and Lisbon Portela Airport, Paço de Arcos is a family-friendly seaside town complete with all the trimmings. Enjoy sandy beaches, fresh food and great shopping all with a sea view. 


5. Estoril

25 minute drive from Lisbon Portela Airport

Estoril, Portugal

Estoril's sunsoaked beaches are a major pull for tourists in the summer months. Roll out your beach towel at Praia do Tamariz, explore hidden rockpools along the shore or try your hand at windsurfing. 


6. Carcavelos

30 minute drive from Lisbon Portela Airport

Carcavelos, Portugal

Another popular summer choice for its proximity to the airport, Carcavelos boasts a wide, sandy beach perfect for topping up your tan with a trashy novel. 


7. Mafra

35 minute drive from Lisbon Portela Airport

Mafua, Portugal

Mafra is pretty Portuguese coastal town, home to the rather grand, UNESCO Palacio de Mafra. It's great for day trips or for holidays that need to be near the sea and Lisbon Portela Airport in equal measure.


8. Cascais

40 minute drive from Lisbon Portela Airport

Cascais, Portugal

Cascais is a coastal resort, with strong fishing town roots. Once upon a time, Cascais was the summer holiday of choice for Lisbonites, and while it still is, it also attracts international visitors who can reach the quaint seaside town in under an hour from the airport. 


9. Peniche

1 hour 15 minute drive from Lisbon Portela Airport

Peniche, Portugal

Peniche is sweet, working fish town that attracts tourists for its gorgeous local beaches. Tuck into the fresh catch of the day with one hell of a sea view! We know *this* is what you flew here for... 


10. Nazaré

1 hour 20 minute drive from Lisbon Portela Airport

Nazare, Portugal

Nazaré is ideal chilled, beach holiday in Portugal just over an hour from the airport, Wriggle your toes on the golden sand beaches as you take in the wonderful coastal scenery that surrounds you.


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