Urban Beaches Tamariz | Just a half hour train ride away from Lisbon’s city center this urban beach is popular among both locals and tourists. The setting here is absolutely beautiful: 350 meters of beach, sand and open sea. The waters are calm, and the beach itself is sandy which makes it a perfect family setting. The eastern edge of Tamariz beach actually features an ocean swimming pool with slightly warmer temperatures than the sea. Chair rentals can be expensive, so many local people choose to bring their own along. A beautiful medieval palace overlooks this beach, only adding to its charm and beauty. Plenty of cafes and restaurants are located nearby, making it easy to spend the entire day here. And yes, people do jump into the water. It’s not too polluted.
Long story short: There’s something for everyone: a section where you can reserve a sun-lounger with shade, a lido that fills with sea water, a sea wall that you can use as an extension of the beach and shops, bars, restaurants, ice cream sellers. For a sun-lunger during weekdays you pay €15 and on weekends €20. This is not cheap. In case you are on a budget: arrive with towels, umbrellas and such. Tamariz Beach can get crowded easily when it’s hot in summer. The water, by contrast is very cold. It comes in straight off the Atlantic.
Due to its popularity, parking is problematic even during off-season. You might have to park in a reasonable distance and walk down to Tamariz Beach.