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From Lisbon you just take the "Marginal" to cascais, this is a freeway along the coast, you keep to this road for 15-20 minutes and after passing the NATO base and the fort you should see Carcavelos beach comming up on your left.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Carca
Wave qualityWorld Class
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Carcavelos is a pretty popular beach, it is the first main beach out of Lisbon(the capital) so if the sun is shinning than you better bet your ass this beach will be so packed you don't even have room on the sand to put out a an A4 sheet of paper never mind a towel.
Some good surf but it's too crowded, carcavelos can also be a very dangerous place to surf. Beacause of it's popularity and it's moderately "safe" waves it has attracted every teenager wanting to become a bodyboarder in the surrounding area, I've been ramed, cutt-off, run over more times here than I'd even like to remember..
basicly...if it's 8am and it's good go for it! any later and you can get better point breaks just a couple of minutes down the road to Parede, S.Pedro, ect
By nmaleixo , 12-08-2012
- " Peixe Fudido " Carcavelos has many of these animals, when he bites is a trouble for the people.
By Local , 08-02-2008
True - "Peixe Fudido" is a really dangerous fish because it bites you suddenly before you even notice. There have been many cases of surfers who have left the water without arms or legs. Another hazard in this beach is the highly contaminated waters. Even if you don't swallow the water, you can contract several skin diseases, hepatitis and viruses.
By Anonymous , 16-03-2007
sucks - Carcavelos is fine for boduboarders and kids! A wave that closes up 90% of the time! The longest wave you can surf takes up to 2 seconds!! then closes!! YEAH!! its fantastic
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