Fodor's Expert Review Costa da Caparica Beach

Costa da Caparica Beach
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When Lisboetas want to go to the beach, more often than not their preferred spot is the Costa da Caparica, which is packed in summer. Formerly a fishing village, the town itself is rather lacking in charm these days, but the beachfront is lively with cafés and bars catering to a relaxed, sandy-footed clientele. You may be able to avoid the crowds by heading south toward the less accessible dunes and coves at the end of the peninsula, Each beach is different: the areas nearest Caparica are family oriented, whereas the more southerly ones tend to attract a younger crowd (there are some nudist beaches, too).Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: partiers; sunset; swimming; walking.

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Costa da Caparica, Setúbal  Portugal

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