Some Lisbon admirers prefer staying somewhere in the vicinity of this charming metropolis and take advantage of the lovely coast stretching in all directions. The best beach resorts near Lisbon are situated in small towns and villages dotted along Portugal’s coastline and they are all within an hour’s drive from the capital.

If you decide to spend your holiday in some of them, rest assured you will be welcomed with stunning ocean views and the beaches will be right at your doorstep. Not to mention the fact that you can easily get to Lisbon and soak up the magnificent beauty of the surrounding areas, famous for their picturesque architecture and rich cultural heritage.

1. Hotel Albatroz, Cascais

Beachfront restaurant of the Albatroz Hotel
© Hotel Albatroz

The Albatroz Hotel is situated on the outskirts of the Estoril Coast, overlooking the Bay of Cascais which is home to some of the top Portuguese beach towns. Not only is it just 5 minutes away from the beautiful Cascais Beach but it’s also only 17 minutes away from the stunning Sintra, a town known for its majestic architecture and extravagant palaces. Hotel Albatroz comprises the new and the historic wing of the building, both offering a unique atmosphere and elegant setting.

Distance from Lisbon: 30 minutes

2.Tróia Resort, Grândola

Outdoor pool of the Troia Resort in Grandola
© Tróia Resort

Tróia Resort is a lovely 486-hectare resort on the seafront, offering guests a wide range of accommodation options – villas, beach houses, apartments, and plots. There is an outdoor pool, a casino, a golf course, and many other amenities accompanied by a stunning view of the Sado Estuary and the beach which is just a stone’s throw away.

Distance from Lisbon: 45 minutes

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3. Hotel Soltroia, Tróia

Pines and white sand on Troia beach

Tucked between the pines on the narrow peninsula of Tróia, Hotel Soltroia is a perfectly secluded beach resort with its own private beach area and an outdoor pool. There are a restaurant and a library within the premises adding additional charm to this peaceful retreat. In close proximity to the hotel (7.5 kilometers), you can visit some of Tróia biggest landmarks, such as Albarquel Urban Park, Parque Da Comenda, and Arrabida Natural Park.

Distance from Lisbon: 1 hour and 8 minutes

4. Praia d’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort, Obidos

Elegant units on the beach Praia d'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resortof
© Praia d’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort

If you have a knack for golf but still want to get your fair share of Portuguese sun, Praia d’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is just the perfect combination of both. With its top-notch golf course and miles of the finest beaches of the Silver Coast, this resort is ideal for anyone looking for a premium service and superb amenities for couples and families alike. There are 7 restaurants within the complex, some of which are seasonal so you can rest assured you’ll be pampered to the fullest.

Distance from Lisbon: 60 minutes

5. Arribas Sintra Hotel, Corales

Huge outdoor pool overlooking the beach from Arribas Hotel
© Arribas Hotel

Arribas Sintra Hotel is one of the best beach resorts near Lisbon, charmingly perched on the outcrops of Praia Grande beach. This contemporary facility features one of the largest swimming pools in Europe, a terrace restaurant serving delectable food, and most importantly, direct access to the beach. On top of that, the hotel is only 10 minutes away from Sintra National Park making it ideal for enjoying an all-encompassing vacation in Portugal.

Distance from Lisbon: 45 minutes

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6. Hotel do Mar, Sesimbra

Beach access from Hotel do Mar in Sesimbra
© Hotel do Mar

Like the majority of beach resorts near Lisbon, Hotel do Mar offers stunning views of the sea and easy access to the Sesimbra beach. Their restaurant serves traditional Portuguese cuisine and a fine selection of wine while the beach which is right at the hotel’s doorstep offers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy water sports, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, boat trips, and sailing. There is a beach bar right in front of the hotel while the location of the hotel provides guests with great opportunities to explore the surrounding area.

Distance from Lisbon: 44 minutes

7. Sesimbra Hotel & Spa, Sesimbra

Beachfront terrace of the Sesimbra Hotel & Spa
© Sesimbra Hotel & Spa

With 84 rooms and 8 suites, three restaurants, an outdoor infinity pool, play area for children, and elegant decor, Sesimbra Hotel & Spa represents one of the finest vacationing resorts on this stretch of the Portuguese coast. What’s more, it’s situated in Arrábida Natural Reserve known for dramatic scenery, mesmerizing beaches, and historical sites. The hotel has direct access to the white-sand beach, ideal for sunbathing and water activities.

Distance from Lisbon: 45 minutes

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8. TRYP Lisboa Caparica Mar Hotel, Costa da Caparica

Beach access from TRYP Lisboa Caparica Mar Hotel
© TRYP Lisboa Caparica Mar Hotel

TRYP Lisboa Caparica Mar Hotel is situated right on the shores of Costa da Caparica famous for its breath-taking beaches. This 354-room hotel is conveniently located on the Atlantic coast, overlooking the ocean. There is a beach bar, Lobby garden bar, a gym, an outdoor pool, and 2 exquisite restaurants serving delectable dishes and premium wine. Dragao Vermelho Beach, Nova Beach and Santo Antonio Beach are less than a kilometer away from the hotel.

Distance from Lisbon: 27 minutes

9. InterContinental Cascais-Estoril, Estoril

Outdoor pool overlooking the beach at Inter-Continental Cascais-Estoril
© InterContinental Estoril

This 5-star luxury hotel boasts incredible amenities including a fitness center, spa & wellness center, an indoor pool and an outdoor swimming pool topped with stunning vistas of the ocean and the nearby Tamariz beach. This oceanfront hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the center of Cascais where you can enjoy the charming atmosphere of the restaurants, bars, and the bustling streets.

Distance from Lisbon: 30 minutes

10. Pestana Troia Eco-Resort, Grândola

Beautiful villa in Pestana Beach Resort
©Pestana Troia Eco-Resort

Truth be told, you will hardly find a resort more unique than Pestana Troia Eco-Resort. This retreat is all about an idyllic and relaxing ambiance, beautifully decorated with attention to detail. There are over 180 individual lodging units/villas dotted across 100 hectares of land with exclusive access to the beach. This oasis of peace also has a sauna and Turkish bath service while some units have their very own swimming pools.

Distance from Lisbon: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Lisbon’s vicinity is abundant in spectacular beach resorts that are within easy reach of Portugal’s capital. So, if you want to stay away from the bustle of the vibrant Lisbon and yet close enough to get a taste of it whenever you wish, make sure to pick any of these spectacular holiday destinations to round up your unforgettable experience of this lovely country.