Located west of Lisbon at Land's End where the Tagus estuary empties into the Atlantic is the former fishing village of Cascais. The pace is more relaxed here than in Lisbon, every day feels like the weekend.
Cascais has rocketed from sleepy fishing village to much-loved summertime playground of wave-frolicking lisboêtas ever since King Luís I went for a dip in 1870.
Its trio of golden bays attracts sun-worshipping holidaymakers, who come to splash in the Atlantic. There’s plenty of post-beach life, with winding lanes leading to small museums, cool gardens, a shiny marina and a pedestrianised old town dotted with designer boutiques and alfresco fish restaurants.