|Owing to a Mediterranean type microclimate, the Estoril Coast has mild winters and an ideal summer temperature which never gets too hot. The autumn is ideal and is like a second spring .It starts in Carcavelos, 15 kilometres from Lisbon, and stretches as far as Guincho, striking a harmonious blend between the delights of the land and the enchanting beauty of the sea.|
|Beaches on the Estoril Coast face south in a continuous line from the Tagus estuary and are known for their calm waters and fine sand. All modern facilities are available – changing rooms, beach tents, shades, restaurants, bars, etc. Carcavelos a wide, long beach, very popular and ideal for surfing. Parede climate is exceptionally rich in iodine, ideal for bone disorders. Two of the best orthopaedic hospitals in Europe are situated here.|
|The Estoril Coast has 7 golf courses, all with individual characteristics.
Overlooking Estoril, there is a superb panoramic view from the course towards the sea. The course itself is set among fragrant pine and mimosa trees. There are two courses, one with par 69, designed by Mckenzie Ross. The second course has 9 holes and par 34.
The course is a 9 hole par 33 – designed by John Harris and Ron Fream and is a great test for the players skill.
The 18 hole, 72 par, 6.228 m long course was designed by Robert Trent Jones. In 1995 Penha Longa inaugurated a new nine hole course – Mosteiro.
Quinta da Beloura
The golf course is of classic style with two par 3, two par 5 and five par 4 in each nine holes making a par total of 72.
Quinta da Marinha
The course – 18 holes, par 72, 6.112 m long – is probably one of the best designed by Robert Trent Jones.
Oitavos Golf is also set inside Quinta da Marinha.
| The Town Hall
Situated in the town centre near the Fisherman’s beach (Praia dos Pescadores). Noted for its old tiles.
The Citadel – Fort of Cascais
This 16th century fortress was built to protect the Bay of Cascais. It is part of a whole line of fortresses along the Tagus estuary which were built to protect Lisbon from being invaded. In the garden, there is a small, open air artillery museum.