We dedicated all of Saturday to the beautiful beaches of Lisbon. The only problem was… which to choose? It was a lot of pressure!
Everyone kept talking about Cascais because it was pretty easy to get to by train, but we were told that the waves were non-existent and the atmosphere was kind of boring. We had to actually get out of the boundaries of Lisbon to find higher quality sand and waves, so we settled on an area in Costa da Caparica. It was worth the trek!
Before we knew it, we noticed that the beach had emptied out significantly. It didn’t make any sense to us because it was the middle of the day, which is when beaches would be fullest in the US! In Portugal, though, everyone knows that the sun is extra strong at that time, so they take advantage of the lunch hour to escape dangerous rays. We decided to follow suit.
After some fantastic burgers, sandwiches, and fresh-squeezed juice with a view of the beach, we couldn’t help but get back out there.
It was a perfect vantage point to appreciate all of the travels I’ve been able to do so far in my life. I just had to stop to take a breath and absorb it all. Have you had moments like that before? If so, where were you/what were you doing?