First and foremost beaches are associated with swimming and sunbathing. Quite a few of them are scenic or outstanding at a special time. Share your favorite beach which you already experienced.
Praia do Meco is our favorite beach at Costa da Caparica. It's always worth to visit. Even during winter temps are often pleasant around 14°C - 18°C. Summer; July and August are super busy and quite hot. May, September, and October are the very best months regarding the temperature and the crowds. It's sunny, quiet, and fewer people visit the beach. Be careful with the currents; sometimes heavy waves occur.
Where to Eat at Praia do Meco
Both available restaurants are awesome, but we prefer the Onda Azul Restaurant. They offer great Polvo salad, amêijoas à bulhão pato (mussels with coriander - bigger and better from April until September) and fresh fish grilled. During the low season (winter), the restaurant is open at weekends only.
May, June and September it is less crowded. If you go by car morning and afternoon are more enjoyable. Daily boat tours are offered from mid May until mid September from Kissamos. It's only a short stop at Balos. In spring many different flowers are in bloom.
Very crowded! Try to be there as early as possible or later in the evening for a walk. Crowds are even worse in the high season.
Summertime, if you are hiking the trail along the bluffs you'll be in and out of shaded areas. The bugs won't be too bad because of the breeze off the lake.
All year round, beach and nature exploring. Best time to visit during the dry season Nov./Dec. until April. Avoid weekends it is a popular beach for the locals. Shoulder season May and June, showers may occur. July and August are the Cuban school holiday.