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GUINCHO BEACH WITH KIDS: SURF, FOOD & SUNSET

09/13/2015,

Praia do Guincho is a very popular Atlantic beach, just a few km from the town of Cascais and just 25 minutes by car from Lisbon.

It is a famous Portuguese beach as it has been one of the locations for the windsurfing world cup in the past, it has been featured On her Majesty Secret Service  James Bond film, and it has great conditions for surfing and kite surfing.  It is also a great beach for families!

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On the north part of the beach you will find the Moana Surf School, where we had our first surfing lessons this summer.

The school is run by Alex and it is really convenient for families with kids: the school provides wetsuits and boards for children and adults, you can store safely at the surf school your belongings, there are showers and also next to the school there is a private car park.

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Although Guincho is considered a dangerous beach, we felt that our kids were both very well taken care of.

I have never surfed in my life, but this first experience was really fun!  I could hardly stand on the board… but my kids did much better!

Moana Surf School’s teachers were all amazing:  Vasco, Gaby, Filipo, Wellington… Thank you for sharing with my kids your passion for surfing!

My favorite moment of the day, was heading to Bar do Guincho for an amazing lunch or dinner. The Bar is located next to the surf school and has great meat from Argentina and food ranging from Hamburgers, fish dishes, meat dishes, salads, sandwiches…

The food is so delicious… but the location is even more extraordinary!  The restaurant has a huge terrace overlooking the beach with incredible views of the Atlantic and Sintra mountainscape.  The restaurant also has an indoor seating area with a warm fireplace for the cooler days.

Watching the sunset each day felt like the perfect and magical way to end our holidays in Portugal.

 

 

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