Cascais lies just 30km west of Lisbon. Once a quaint fishing village and now a colourful, pretty and cosmopolitan holiday town with elegant pedestrianized streets, fashionable shops, restaurants and bars. The coastline surrounding Cascais offers a variety of beaches from family friendly with calm waters and soft sands to wild and rugged surfing beaches. There is a large yacht harbour and several small sand beaches in and around the town. You will still see some of the old colourful fishing boats bobbing about on the waters. The magnificent famous sandy beach of Guincho is within easy reach. It is favoured amongst windsurfers and often a venue for competitions. While Tamariz beach is best for those wanting to relax. Many of the beaches are within walking distance of the town centre while others can be easily reached using public transport or hiring a car. A waterfront boardwalk connects Cascais beach to Estoril and makes for a perfect afternoon stroll.