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.

Marginal Avenue, coastal connection between Lisbon and Cascais

The Avenida Marginal is a coastal road with footpath 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 known as Costa do Sol, it is very popular in summer by locals and tourists due to the many long sandy beaches along the coast. Avenida Marginal can be traveled in various ways, namely by car or motorbike along 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, mansions and forts that were built over the centuries, where it is possible to observe a magnificent sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

Avenida Marginal, coastal link between Lisbon and Cascais

Avenida Marginal, coastal link between Lisbon and Cascais

The 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 much sought after for its healing waters and home to one of the best orthopedic hospitals in Europe.

Monte do Estoril, view of the coastline, railway line and Estoril, Avenida Marginal

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

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

The Avenida Marginal area has been rehabilitated over the past few years due to several projects, namely the Nova School of Business & Economics in Carcavelos, a university campus with capacity for approximately 4,000 students and professors, the creation of the third El Corte Inglés shopping center in Carcavelos, the creation of a business hub in the São Gonçalo battery in Parede, the construction of a shopping center Surf by Quicksilver in Carcavelos or Quinta dos Ingleses urban plan with approximately 20 hectares that includes 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.

Avenida Marginal Administrative Organization

Avenida Marginal includes the following Parishes:

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

The beaches on the Marginal

  • Caxias Beach
  • Paço de Arcos Beach
  • Santo Amaro de Oeiras Beach
  • Tower Beach
  • Carcavelos Beach
  • Praia da Parede
  • Avencas Beach
  • Bafureira Beach
  • São Pedro do Estoril Beach
São Pedro do Estoril beach

São Pedro do Estoril beach

  • Azarujinha Beach
  • Praia da Poça

Places to Visit on Avenida Marginal

  • Sea Promenade of Oeiras
  • Caxias
  • Paço de Arcos
  • Forte de São Lourenço do Bugio
  • Paço de Arcos Geyser
  • Gibalta Lighthouse
  • Wall
  • Carcavelos Market
  • Fort of São Julião da Barra
  • Church of Navigators
  • National Agronomic Station (production of Carcavelos wine)
  • Saint Sebastian Chapel
  • Chapel of Gandarinha
  • Carcavelos
  • Casa Nunes da Matta
  • Casa das Pedras
  • Casa Máximo Ribeiro
  • Fort of São Bruno de Caxias
  • Forte Giribita or Our Lady of Porto Salvo
  • Forte de São das Maias
  • Fort of Santa Marta
  • Fort of Our Lady of Light
  • Forte de São Pedro or Forte Velho
  • Forte da Cavadeira or Forte de São Teodósio
  • Forte do Areeiro
  • Foundation of the Casa de Bragança
  • São Domingos Church
  • Paço de Arcos Municipal Garden
  • Oeiras Marina – Recreational Port
  • Paço de Arcos Market
  • Wall Market
  • Quinta da Alagoa Park
  • Quinta do Torneiro
  • Quinta and Paço Real de Caxias
  • Quinta Nova in Carcavelos
  • Trindade Coelho on the Wall Street
  • São João do Estoril
  • Vila Gouveia
  • Vila Silva
  • Henrietta Villa

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
  • Feasts in Honor of Senhor Jesus dos Navegantes: held annually in September in Paço de Arcos

Health Institutions on Avenida Marginal

  • CASVET: Veterinary Hospital
  • Europe Private Hospital Clinic
  • SAMS Wall Clinic
  • Sant’Ana Hospital
  • Dr José de Almeida Orthopedic Hospital

Education facilities on Avenida Marginal

  • English College: St Julian’s School
  • Marist College of Carcavelos
  • New Apostolic School
  • Externato O Cantinho
  • Swedish Externship

Transports serving the parishes of Avenida Marginal in Lisbon

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