A map of Cabo da Roca
A plaque for visitors to read about the Cape(cabo)(wikipedia)
"Guincho" beach. open to the elements.. but the most fantastic beach .. Used by swimmers and surfers .. In the summer its beautiful . International surf chapionships are held here and also windsurf. The beach stretches for some miles. The hills at the back is Cabo de Roca. We pass Guincho beach on the way up. Its a breathtaking drive. One that we could never tire of.
This is an arial view of Cascais. I love to drive this highway. It comes from Lisbon to Cascais. Cascais being the end of the journey, if you are travelling on the train. I never tired of the magnificence of this view. Most of the beaches along this coast are very sought after. With their blue flags flapping in the summer breeze calling us ,telling us the sea is calm and we can swim and rest a while. Ahh roll on summer. The beaches in Portugal open officialy with lifeguards in attendence on the 1st of June.
Another view of Guincho..you can just make out the windsurfers
Another view of Cabo da Roca ..when the wild flowers are in bloom.
Entrance to Cabo da Roca lighthouse..there are a few houses around belonging to the families that keep the area clean and well kept for the visitors.
One of my favorite little villages along the way.
Cabo da Roca on a clear day
This is "Fisherman's beach" in the village of Cascais,where I lived for many years. My home was Less than 5 min away from the village centre.
A favorite spot of mine.. The Hotel Baia.. Its a great spot
When i lived in Cascais, I never tired of looking at the gardens in this
This little entrance with the steps, leads to one of the best restaurants in Cascais. We first started to eat there in 1974. Its always been a family run business.. and the food is out of this world..fresh fish from the fishermen every day, lobsters, and crayfish and so much more. Nowdays you have to book..
One of the many cafe's in the square. I would meet up