A charming story
The lighthouses in Cascais never sleep. Day or night their reassuring and soothing glow can be spotted out at sea, enticing visitors to the coast. These lighthouses made Cascais the first place in Portugal to receive electricity and the ornate village prides itself in retaining its traditional charm and authenticity. Each building and landmark in the village has a story to tell and it’s fascinating to explore Cascais’ history. You’re never far from an interesting monument or historically significant building and the people of Cascais are always happy to tell you how they got there. It’s not all about culture in Cascais however. It is located on the [Lisbon Coast(http://holidays.lastminute.com/portugal/lisbon-coast-holidays.htm and offers a unique sun, sea and sand experience for those heading there to relax.
A unique beach holiday
The beaches in Cascais cannot be missed as they offer a truly different way to experience a bit of sun, sea and sand. The sand is soft and golden and the seas are warm and calm. With stunning backdrops and carefully built facilities, these beaches feel peaceful and secluded, like you’ve found a hidden gem amongst the crowds. Praia da Azarujinha is a fabulous find hidden away behind the cliffs. It is renowned for its beauty and is never too busy with just one bar and a few essentials lining the sand’s edge. Praia da Duquesa has the perfect conditions for windsurfing and sailing. Head out to sea and look back at Cascais for stunning views of the tiny village set against a dramatic mountainside. Divers should head to Praia da Avencas. Here the clear waters are brimming with a stunning coral reef and a fascinating mixture of unusual species. This beach can only be reached by foot and cars aren’t allowed anywhere near it, probably a good thing as the Avencas Bar serves delicious drinks from 10am until 2am!
Escape to the Lisbon Coast
Cascais is just one of the beautiful holiday destinations that can be found along the Lisbon Coast. With lastminute.com you can organise your Cascais holiday without the need to empty your wallet. We want to make sure that you can afford a well-deserved getaway and that’s why we offer a great range of deals to suit every budget. Find your perfect Lisbon Coast holiday today and start packing. Make sure you don’t forget your sunglasses, there’s never a cloudy day in Portugal.