Azarujinha is a popular beach among young locals
The 3km-promenade that starts in Praia da Conceição, in the center of Cascais, ends at this beach, located about a 10-minute walk from Estoril’s train station (if you’re coming from Lisbon, this is the start of the promenade). It’s essentially the first beach of the “Portuguese Riviera.”
Azarujinha is overlooked by condos and villas
It’s linked to Praia da Poça, but if you’re coming from the train station, go up Avenida Marques Leal, then turn right on Travessa da Praia da Azarujinha and go down the stairs that descend the high stone wall.
It’s a postcard beach looking like a natural amphitheater, surrounded by a cliff topped with palm trees, condos and villas. The cliff shields it from the wind, so it’s a particularly good beach on a windy day. The sandy area isn’t very spacious, but it’s still used by young locals to practice beach soccer.
Although it’s a small beach, it has lifeguards on duty during the May-September bathing season.
How to Get to Praia da Azarujinha
Praia da Azarujinha is around a 10-minute walk from Estoril’s train station, which is on the Cascais line. Departing from Cais do Sodré station in central Lisbon (every 20 minutes), the train takes 36 minutes to reach Estoril.
If you have purchased the Lisboa Card, you may ride the train for free.
Attractions by Praia da Azarujinha
Continue west, along the promenade, and you’ll pass by Praia da Poça, Praia do Tamariz (with its Casino Estoril across the road), and the other beaches in Estoril and Cascais. The very last beach on the promenade is Praia da Conceição, a pleasant 35-minute walk away.
Hotels by Praia da Azarujinha
Offering sweeping views of the sea, directly above Praia da Azarujinha, this 19th-century villa was restored and divided into nine luxurious suites. There’s also a terrace for meals and moments in the sun before or after a day at the beach.
Blue Boutique Hostel and Suites
Located just a short walk up the road from Praia da Azarujinha, this renovated villa features an elegant interior with colorful dorms, suites, and standard rooms with shared bathrooms. There’s also a terrace for relaxing moments after a day at the beach.