Estoril lies just 20km from Lisbon and sits majestically over a stunning marina and old port. It is a fashionable cosmopolitan playground with one of Europe’s largest casinos, a formula one racing track, fine golf courses and attractive sandy beaches. While it was developed as tourist resort Estoril still manages to retain its traditional charm. Beaches on the Estoril coast face south in a continuous line from the Tagus estuary and are known for their calm waters and fine sand. The beaches are linked by a walkway that is dotted with snack bars, restaurants and cafes along the way. A pleasant beachfront promenade links Estoril to the wonderful Cascais and makes for a great afternoon stroll. Sit on the boardwalk overlooking the beach or take a stroll in the park. On both sides of the park there are plenty of stylish shops to browse in. The casino is a great spot for entertainment with nightly cabaret, a selection of bars, restaurant, café and music hall shows in a sophisticated atmosphere. It was actually the inspiration behind the James Bond movie Casino Royale. The hotel opposite the casino was also featured in another James Bond movie! Estoril has a huge variety of restaurants ensuring a great dining out experience for all. Golfers are well catered for in this area with several fine courses to choose from.