beach sits right in front of the city of Oeiras, a mere 10 minutes
from the centre of Lisbon. It's definitely worth checking out if the
neighbouring Carcavelos beach
is unsurfable and the wind is blowing from the north or west quadrants.
Although the break is not half as consistent as Carcavelos, and the
waters tend to smell, it does have its share of excellent days every
year. Being the logical alternative to a blown out Carcavelos, it
can get crowded on a good day, mainly because the beach is less than
a fifth of Carcavelos' length and there is only one peak, on the far
right side of the beach. Getting in and out is fairly simple, although
you'd better be on the look for the rocks on the inside.
As in most beaches in Linha do Estoril, access is excellent
and you can find places to eat within walking distance (including
the ever-present McDonald's). There is a small parking lot overlooking
the spot. You can find all the commodities in Oeiras.
2000 Portuguese Champion, Paulo do Bairro, hitting hard in Santo
Amaro Feb 2001