Costa da Caparica is a 30 km coastline of sandy beaches. You can visit this marvelous beach throughout the year but if possible avoid the beach from mid-June to August.
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.
Our walk begins in the sanctuary of Peninha, where we will know some of its 350-year history, as well as about the ancient chapel of S. Saturnino, a little further down.
You can visit all year, but we prefer the middle seasons [Spring and Autumn - less hot]
Each visit maximum 15 visitors and everything is described in Portugues and English. The tour is very popular and often fully booked. If you like to visit make sense to book it in advance.
From Monday to Saturday, except Sundays and bank holidays. Everyday there are 7 guided tours: every full hour from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
This beach is beautiful located with a great view to the lighthous and Casa de Santa Maria. At low tide you can walk very easiely into the refreshing sea.
Best at low tide; perfect for swimming in summer.