Promenade along the coast from Lisbon to Cascais, where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal.

Promenade along the coast from Lisbon to Cascais, where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal.

Avenida Marginal, coastal connection between Lisbon and Cascais

Avenida Marginal is a coastal road with a pedestrian walkway and cycle path, parallel to the Atlantic Sea and the Tagus River, with approximately 35 km that connects Lisbon and Cascais. Avenida Marginal is also called Costa do Sol, it is very frequented in summer by Lisboners and tourists due to the several long sandy beaches along the coast. Avenida Marginal can be traveled in several ways, namely by car or motorcycle across the road along the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean, by train, from the Cais do Sodré train station in Lisbon to the train station in Cascais, or on foot or by bicycle along the wall that runs along the Cascais Line. Avenida Marginal is a magnificent place from a cultural point of view, due to the presence of numerous palaces, mansions, palaces and forts that have been built over the centuries, where it is possible to watch a magnificent sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

Avenida Marginal, coastal link between Lisbon and Cascais

Avenida Marginal, coastal link between Lisbon and Cascais

Avenida Marginal Costa do Sol in Lisbon includes places like Paço de Arcos, considered by those who live there as the most charming village in Portugal, Carcavelos, where the first bodysurf club in Portugal was founded in 1964, in Parede, very known for its iodine-rich beaches and highly sought after for its healing abilities and home to one of the best orthopedic hospitals in Europe.

Monte do Estoril, view of the coastal coast, the train line and Estoril, Avenida Marginal

Monte do Estoril, view of the coastal coast, the train line and Estoril, Avenida Marginal

Praia de Carcavelos is the most visited beach on Avenida Marginal, Estoril line due to the great sand, infrastructure and location. Carcavelos beach is also a place of excellent waves for surfing and bodyboarding during autumn, winter and spring.

Praia de Carcavelos is the most visited beach on Avenida Marginal, Estoril line due to the great sand, infrastructure and location. Carcavelos beach is also a place of excellent waves for surfing and bodyboarding during autumn, winter and spring.

The Avenida Marginal area has been rehabilitated over the past few years due to the realization of several projects, namely the Nova School of Business & Economics in Carcavelos, a university campus with a capacity for approximately 4 thousand students and teachers, the creation of the third shopping center El Corte Inglés in Carcavelos, the creation of a business hub in the Battery of São Gonçalo na Parede, the construction of a Surf Center by Quicksilver in Carcavelos or Quinta dos Ingleses urban plan with approximately 20 hectares that include a business center, buildings with 14 floors close to the Atlantic Ocean.
Avenida Marginal is a dynamic, modern area that has managed to preserve history and tradition over the years. It is a charming place with a unique quality of life.

Administrative Organization of Avenida Marginal

Avenida Marginal includes the following Parishes:

  • Union of Parishes of Oeiras and São Julião da Barra, Paço de Arcos and Caxias
  • Carcavelos and Parede Parish Union
  • Union of Parishes of Cascais and Estoril

The beaches on the Marginal

  • Caxias beach
  • Paço de Arcos beach
  • Santo Amaro de Oeiras beach
  • Torre beach
  • Carcavelos beach
  • Parede beach
  • Avencas beach
  • Bafureira beach
  • São Pedro do Estoril beach
São Pedro do Estoril beach

São Pedro do Estoril beach

  • Azarujinha beach
  • Poça beach

Places to Visit on Avenida Marginal

  • Oeiras Maritime Tour (Passeio Marítimo de Oeiras)
  • Caxias (Caxias)
  • Paço de Arcos (Paço de Arcos)
  • São Lourenço do Bugio Fort (Forte de São Lourenço do Bugio)
  • Paço de Arcos Geyser (Geiser de Paço de Arcos)
  • Gibalta Lighthouse (Farol da Gibalta)
  • Parede neighborhood (Parede)
  • Carcavelos Market (Mercado de Carcavelos)
  • São Julião da Barra Fort (Forte de São Julião da Barra)
  • Navegantes Church (Igreja dos Navegantes)
  • National Agronomic Station (production of Carcavelos wine) (Estação Agronómica Nacional (produção do vinho de Carcavelos))
  • Chapel of São Sebastião (Capela de São Sebastião)
  • Chapel of Gandarinha (Capela da Gandarinha)
  • Carcavelos (Carcavelos)
  • Casa Nunes da Matta (Casa Nunes da Matta)
  • Casa das Pedras (Casa das Pedras)
  • Casa Máximo Ribeiro (Casa Máximo Ribeiro)
  • Fort of São Bruno de Caxias (Forte de São Bruno de Caxias)
  • Giribita or Our Lady of Porto Salvo Fort (Forte Giribita ou de Nossa Senhora de Porto Salvo)
  • São das Mayas Fort (Forte de São das Maias)
  • Forte de Santa Marta (Forte de Santa Marta)
  • Fort of Nossa Senhora da Luz (Forte de Nossa Senhora da Luz)
  • Fort of São Pedro or Forte Velho (Forte de São Pedro ou Forte Velho)
  • Cavadeira Fort or São Teodósio Fort (Forte da Cavadeira ou Forte de São Teodósio)
  • Areiro Fort (Forte do Areeiro)
  • Casa de Bragança Foundation (Fundação da Casa de Bragança)
  • São Domingos Church (Igreja de São Domingos)
  • Municipal Garden of Paço de Arcos (Jardim Municipal de Paço de Arcos)
  • Oeiras Marina – Recreational Port (Marina de Oeiras – Porto de Recreio)
  • Paço de Arcos Market (Mercado de Paço de Arcos)
  • Market Parede (Mercado da Parede)
  • Park of Quinta da Alagoa (Parque da Quinta da Alagoa)
  • Quinta do Torneiro (Quinta do Torneiro)
  • Quinta e Paço Real de Caxias (Quinta e Paço Real de Caxias)
  • Quinta Nova em Carcavelos (Quinta Nova em Carcavelos)
  • Street Trindade Coelho na Parede (Rua Trindade Coelho na Parede)
  • São João do Estoril (São João do Estoril)
  • Vila Gouveia (Vila Gouveia)
  • Vila Silva (Vila Silva)
  • Vivenda Henriqueta (Vivenda Henriqueta)

Tourist developments on Avenida Marginal

  • Blue Boutique Hostel & Suites
  • Bonvalot Guest House
  • Carcavelos Surf Hostel
  • Hotel Praia Mar Carcavelos
  • Hotel Solar Palmeiras
  • Hotel Vila Galé Collection Palácio dos Arcos
  • Riviera Hotel Carcavelos
  • Three4Six Guesthouse

Fairs, Parties and Pilgrimages on Avenida Marginal

  • Carcavelos Fair: held every Thursday morning
  • Festivals in Honor of Senhor Jesus dos Navegantes: held annually in September in Paço de Arcos

Health Institutions on Avenida Marginal

  • CASVET: Hospital Veterinário
  • Clínica Europa Private Hospital
  • Clínica SAMS Parede
  • Hospital de Sant’Ana
  • Hospital Ortopédico Dr José de Almeida

Educational establishments on Avenida Marginal

  • English College: St Julian’s School
  • school Maristas de Carcavelos
  • New Apostolic School
  • Externato O Cantinho
  • Externato Sueco

Transports that serve the parishes of Avenida Marginal in Lisbon

  • Buses:
    • Scotturb
    • Vimeca/Lisbon Transport
  • Train Stations (Cascais Line):
    • Caxias Train Station
    • Paço de Arcos Train Station
    • Santo Amaro de Oeiras Train Station
    • Carcavelos Train Station
    • Parede Train Station
    • São Pedro do Estoril Train Station
    • São João do Estoril Train Station

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