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The Salty Pelican

Location Guide











Tamariz Beach, nestled along the picturesque coastline of Cascais, exudes charm and elegance, making it one of the most iconic beaches in the region. With its pristine golden sands and crystal-clear waters, Tamariz Beach offers a serene retreat for sun-seekers and swimmers alike. What sets Tamariz apart is its charming ambiance, marked by the historic Tamariz Castle overlooking the beach and the elegant beachfront promenade lined with palm trees. Visitors can relax on sun loungers under colorful umbrellas, indulge in delicious seafood at beachfront restaurants, or take a refreshing dip in the inviting waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach also boasts excellent amenities, including showers, lifeguards, and water sports facilities, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all. Whether lounging in the sun, strolling along the promenade, or exploring the nearby boutiques and cafes, Tamariz Beach offers a quintessential seaside escape in the heart of Cascais.


Carcávelos Beach, located near Cascais, is a popular destination for surfers and beachgoers alike. Known for its good surf conditions, the beach is a favorite spot for surfers of all levels. In addition to its excellent surf, Carcávelos Beach is also home to several beach bars where you can relax and enjoy a drink or a meal while taking in the beautiful views of the ocean. The beach is also a perfect place to watch the sunset, with its wide open expanse of sand providing an unobstructed view of the horizon.


A stunning beach located just a short walk from The Salty Pelican. The beach is known for its calm waters, making it the perfect spot to paddleboard from.


Praia da Rainha, or Queen's Beach, is a hidden gem nestled along the stunning coastline of Cascais. Tucked away between rocky cliffs, this charming cove is renowned for its intimate atmosphere and pristine beauty. As one of the smallest beaches in the area, Praia da Rainha offers a sense of seclusion and tranquility, making it a favorite spot for those seeking a peaceful escape. Visitors can relax on the soft golden sands, framed by rugged cliffs and lush vegetation, while listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean waves. Despite its small size, the beach boasts excellent facilities, including showers, sun loungers, and a beachside cafe serving refreshing drinks and snacks. Accessible via a picturesque staircase leading down from the promenade, Praia da Rainha is a true hidden gem waiting to be discovered by beach lovers seeking a tranquil retreat amidst nature's beauty.


Boca do Inferno, or the "Mouth of Hell," is a stunning natural rock formation located near Cascais. It's a must-visit spot for anyone exploring the area, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline. The name Boca do Inferno comes from the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks, creating an eerie and dramatic atmosphere. Boca do Inferno is also a popular spot to catch the sunset. There are several bars and restaurants nearby where you can enjoy a drink or a meal while taking in the stunning views. Some of the best spots to catch the sunset include the Farol Design Hotel, the Sea Me restaurant, and the Casa da Guia complex.


Beautiful beach located right in town centre of Cascais. Golden sand and clear blue waters. Conveniently located near a variety of restaurants and bars, making it the perfect spot to spend a day soaking up the sun and enjoying the local cuisine.


Praia do Guincho, nestled along the rugged coastline near Cascais, is renowned not only for its stunning natural beauty but also for its exceptional surfing conditions AND IS WHERE WE SEND OUT GUESTS FOR OUR DIALY SURF LESSONS. The expansive stretch of golden sand offers ample space for sunbathing and consistent swell and offshore winds create ideal conditions for both beginners and experienced surfers, making it a popular spot for learning to surf. Beyond surfing, Praia do Guincho is also a designated Blue Flag beach, recognized for its environmental quality and safety standards, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for all visitors.



Large beach offering plenty of space for sunbathing, swimming and other beach activities. The beach is conveniently located near the Salty Pelican and its where we organise our stand-up paddleboarding classes, with calm waters and scenic views of the coastline and town. Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, Praia da Ribeira de Cascais is a fantastic choice.


Praia das Moitas is a beautiful beach located right next to the pier where we practice sunrise yoga each morning. The beach is known for its calm waters and stunning views of the ocean, making it the perfect spot to start your day with a peaceful yoga session. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced yogi, Praia das Moitas offers a great opportunity to connect with nature and find inner peace.

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