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.
Wharariki Beach is truly a stunning place. The beach got more popular due to the Windows 10 Wallpapers. Anyhow, it's pretty remote and far to drive, the reason that's still not overrun. It's a 2 hours drive more than 100 km from Kaiteriteri and an hour from Kataka. If you are looking for one of the most breathtaking beaches with view people only except during summer from December to February, you should come here for a whole day or at least a couple of hours. Most people visit the beach for the awesome sunset!
When the tide is going out, you can hike along the entire beach and getting access to several caves. It's very rare that you get pretty close to all of the Archway Islands during low tide. It depends on the sea level. Be aware it's not safe for swimming due to rip currents. Bring a windproof jacket it's extremely windy! Tide times
Where to Stay
Either you can stay next to the Beach at the Wharariki Holiday Park which is quite basic but beautifully situated or chose The Innlet, Country Apartments, Cottages, and Farmhouse Villa Hostel. The location of the property is excellent while you visit Wharariki Beach and Farewell Spit look no further.