The Marechal Carmona Park includes beautiful gardens, a childrens park and historical features, combining outdoor activities with the Cascais culture and heritage.
Situated in the historic center of town, the Park includes the gardens of the Palace of the Condes of Castro Guimarães and property of the Viscount of Gandarinha.
This 16th Century fort was original built to protect and defend Cascais and the surrounding area from invasion. It stands proud, now having been transformed into a modern hotel with restaurants while maintaining its history. Previously used as a holiday home for the King it attracted commerce and tourism to Cascais.
The grutas do poço velho or "Caves of the old well" are a set of two natural caves carved out and used in 3000BC as a burial ground. The caves have many branches off them and are not for the claustrophobic kind. Well worth the visit through 50m of underground caves right under the centre of Cascais.
The Museum Condes de Castro Guimarães, formerly "Torre de São Sebastião", was built in 1900 by Jorge O'Neill. After the Count de Castro Guimarães' death in 1927 his wives were to convert the house to a public museum and library. Today the collection includes important and significant national and international furniture, paintings, porcelain and jewellery.
The Boca do Inferno is a cliff formation less than 1km from Cascais named Hell’s Mouth. The constant crashing of waves has carved out rugged and coastal rocks which form natural arches. A short coastal walk in the winter season provides endless crashing waves and geyser like explosions. A must see for any Portugal winter let.
Guincho beach is a popular Atlantic blue flag beach located on Portugal's Estoril coast, 5km from the town of Cascais.
The beach has great surfing conditions and is popular for surfing and kitesurfing.
Several sporting events are held at Guincho regularly, including the Portuguese National Surfing and BodyBoarding Championships.