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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best waves we have ever seen on this surfers' beach kept very safe by lifeguards. Lovely range of great cafes overlooking the beach.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lved this beach. Nice family beach… It is a good spot to stay. When we visited, ocean was a bit anger :)

Thank Jose C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach was generally clean, had nice views and was totally empty in the early morning. While is was crowded in the afternoon, people were friendly. There is a sandwich shop just off the beach that sells sausage sandwiches with freshly baked bread in a...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

A praia das Maçãs (Apples Beach) is a small beach located at the mouth of Colares creek. In the old times upstream, at Colares small village, there was lots of apple trees near the creek. During Summer the apples fall in the creek and went...More

1  Thank RAULBASTOS
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to unwind with the locals. Not too crowded. Many shops and restaurants around. View is amazing. Not actually for surfers but there are also some waves. Ride the electric tram from the main town of Sintra. Senior citizens get a discount. See the...More

Thank Helde2014
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We spent 12 days in a house just above the beach. The Colares area does have a microclimate and often the fog only lifted later in the day or rolled in at night. We did have some beautiful sunny days as well though. This beach...More

2  Thank Anke S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you are lucky you will get some sunny days, but if you are like us you will stay here and just get a cold. This is a really unstable region, we have stayed for 4 days and the whole time was around 17 degrees,...More

3  Thank Inspiration350332
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Spent 5 days in Sintra, visiting a beach each day for surfing/body boarding. Praia das Macas is much nicer than Praia Grande but both beaches were vastly inferior to Foz do Lisandro near Ericiera. Surf hire is extortionate in Colares, would recommend Na Onda in...More

1  Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Wide sand beach offering ålenty of options if you want a drink or eat, in the adjacent village. Parking may be difficult, search in the village along back streets.

1  Thank Marco M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Great beach for surfing, and burger restaurant next to it. Good supermarket too. We went several times during our hols.

Thank Laseracer2
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Access to the pool park is along the boulevard. There is parking along all the streets.
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