Caxias beach in Oeiras
Oeiras is the coastal suburb immediately to the west of Lisbon, before the more famous Cascais. It mixes the waters of the Tagus and the Atlantic, and is usually overlooked by tourists, due to the bigger and more popular beaches further down the coast, in Cascais. Still, its proximity to Lisbon makes it a good choice for those with just a couple of hours to get their feet wet. And most of its beaches offer views of the capital, with 25 de Abril Bridge and the Monument to Christ seen in the distance.
You can see Lisbon's 25 de Abril Bridge in the distance from Oeiras' beaches
The main beaches are connected by a promenade, which passes by a number of forts built between the 16th and 17th centuries.
How to Get to the Beaches in Oeiras
Oeiras is on the Cascais train line, which departs from Lisbon’s Cais do Sodré station. There are trains every 20 minutes, and they reach Oeiras 24 minutes later. Oeiras station is a long walk from the beaches, so you’re better off exiting at the stations before it, depending on where you want to go (if you have purchased the Lisboa Card, you may ride the train for free). You’ll find complete transportation details on the guides to each beach:
Beaches in Oeiras
- Praia de Santo Amaro - Family-friendly beach with a view of Lisbon’s 25 de Abril Bridge.
- Praia da Torre - A beach for families and surfers, by a 16th-century fortress.
- Praia de Caxias - The closest real beach to the center of Lisbon, located 15 minutes away, between two 17th-century forts.