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The 9 Best Hotels in Lisbon For Beach Lovers

Lucy Bryson | December 20, 2017

Enviably sunny climate? Check. Rich history, delicious food, and dazzling architecture? Check, check, check. What more could you want in a vacation destination? Beaches, you say? You got it. As if Lisbon wasn't enticing enough already, it also boasts proximity to some seriously attractive strands. So whether you're a sunbather, a swimmer or a surfer, read on to find out where you can hit the beach by day and sleep in style by night. These are the best hotels near the beach in Lisbon.

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AlmaLusa Baixa Chiado

Why it made the list

Guests at this welcoming city center boutique hotel can be at the beach in under 40 minutes by jumping on a Cascais-bound train at the nearby Cais do Sodre train station. If even that seems like too much effort after a night exploring the area's lively late-night party scene, it's just a couple of minutes' walk to the 'urban beach' at Ribeira das Naus, where locals and tourists alike set up in sun loungers to sip drinks by the waterfront and gaze out at the suspension bridge and out to sea.

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Corinthia Lisboa

Why it made the list

Its location in Lisbon's distinctly non-beachy business district might make this smart high rise hotel seem like an odd choice for sunseekers, but bear with us. It's a short walk from the TST (Transportes Sul do Tejo) bus terminal at Praça de Espanha. As the name suggests, this bus company serves destinations south of the River Tagus, including the gorgeous beaches of Costa da Caparica and the calm, clean Blue Flag beaches of Sesimbra (also regarded as one of the best spots in the country for fish and seafood).

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Lx Boutique

Why it made the list

This buzzy boutique hotel in central Lisbon is handy for the Cais do Sodre railway station and ferry terminal, the starting point for day trips to the beaches of the Estoril Coast (by train) or across the River Tagus to the Costa da Caparica or out to the pretty seaside town of Sesimbra. The clued-up staff are happy to advise on the best beaches for sunbathing, swimming, surfing or sunset drinks.

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Sheraton Cascais Resort

Why it made the list

Another of the ritzy resorts in the 'millionaires' enclave' of Quinta da Marinha, Sheraton Cascais is a short distance from the wildly beautiful Guincho beach, as well as the calmer, family-friendly sands in Cascais and Estoril. Golfers will be thrilled with the excellent course right on the doorstep, and the hotel can arrange beach transfers, surf classes, and stand-up paddle sessions. Exploring the area and its beaches by bicycle is another popular pastime among guests here.

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Quinta da Marinha Resort

Why it made the list

Set away from the tourist hordes in a wooded enclave of upscale hotels and grand country homes, Quinta da Marinha resort is a short distance from the beaches of Cascais and Estoril, and less than 30 minutes' drive (or train ride and shuttle service) from central Lisbon. The hotel is owned by the team behind the famous Monte Mar restaurant on windswept Guincho Beach, and a shuttle bus whisks guests to the famous beachfront eatery to enjoy super-fresh seafood with equally delicious ocean views.

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Penha Longa Resort

Why it made the list

Sitting pretty beneath the rolling hills of the Serra da Sintra, Penha Longa is a luxe resort set midway between Cascais and Sintra, two of the biggest tourist draws close to Lisbon. Both towns are surrounded by beautiful beaches, and guests can take their pick from busy, family-friendly strands or wild, blustery beaches attracting a surfy crowd. A hire car is the best way to see the best of the region, and super-comfortable accommodations ensure a good night's sleep after all that fresh sea air.

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The Oitavos

Why it made the list

For a stylish beach stay, this is the place. It's an ultra-contemporary, light-filled hotel popular with a sporty-chic crowd. Many people come here for the superb golf, but it's a short hop from the beaches of Cascais and the windswept beauty of surfer hotspot Guincho. The only problem you'll face will be trying to drag yourself away from the beautiful outdoor pool, set amid rugged dunes and visited by birds and butterflies, and out to the beach for a day's surfing, swimming or sunbathing.

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Jerónimos 8

Why it made the list

A purse-friendly option in Lisbon's most scenic suburb, this hotel next to the magnificent Jerónimos Monastery is a short walk from Belem train station and its frequent speedy connections to the beaches of the Lisbon-Estoril coast. Join the sandy-footed day-trippers heading out to the glorious strands at Estoril and Cascais. You'll start to see sandy and sunbathers around 10 minutes or so, but hold on to your sunhats for another 15 minutes for cleaner waters and a more buzzing beach scene. The train runs right along the beautiful coastline, so travelers can be at the beach within minutes of leaving the train. Our advice? Jump off at Carcavelos, around 20 minutes from Belem.

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Altis Belém Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

This super-stylish hotel in beautiful Belem is impressive enough in its own right, but it's also in a top position for combining a beach break with a city stay. Sitting pretty on the banks of the River Tagus and looking out to sea, it's a short walk from the train line that whisks beachgoers to Estoril and Cascais in no time flat. And after a hard day's surfing or sunbathing, guests can treat themselves to a soothing massage at the hotel's epic spa.

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