Guincho (REF : E10)

E.N. 247-6 , Lugar de Areia, Guincho, Cascais, 2750-053, Portugal

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Low, decoratively shaped pine trees give this coastal site real character. Situated in the dunes of Guincho, it is perfectly placed for a mix of beach relaxation and city break exploration all year round, thanks its proximity to Lisbon, just 30km away.

The reception staff all speak good English, and the clean and tidy facilities include provision for disabled visitors and a fantastic play area, swimming and paddling pool provide plenty of entertainment for families.

Lisbon’s cobbled alleys, ancient ruins and excellent cuisine make it worth the trip, while just a short drive away is the town of Cascais, with beautifully sandy beaches and a bustling marina. The nearby Sintra-Cascais Natural Park offers lots of walking and cycling opportunities.

Around & About

Lisbon, Estoril, Oeiras, Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, Cascais, Sintra, Beaches, Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve, Golf, Watersports, Sailing, Bird watching, Nature trails, Cycling, Walking.

Things to do on site ...

  • Evening entertainment (all season)
  • Games room
  • Play area
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: limited
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

Pitches

Pitch size (m2) Pitch surface Electricity Electricity amperage Water Water shared Drainage Drainage shared Other services on pitch Separated by
Electric Hook-up pitch - EL 70 sand

Yes

6 none

Useful Info

Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM

Minimum stay 2 nights (applies 01/07/2017 to 31/08/2017)

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19 miles west of Lisbon. Take A5 motorway westwards towards Cascais. At the end of the motorway follow signs for Cascais. At 1st roundabout turn right signposted Birreand Campismo. Follow signs to "Campismo" for 1.5 miles / 2.4km to site.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
2750-053
Region:
Portugal
Distance to Calais: (kms)
2063
GPS:
Lat 38.72166 / Lon -9.46666
Michelin map no.
733

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Cascais
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Bilbao (862 kms)

Winter programme

Here‘s some additional info that you’ll find useful if visiting in the winter months

  • The bar, restaurant and shop are open throughout low season
  • The pool is closed in winter, between September and April
  • A bus services runs from the site entrance every half hour to Cascais

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Potentially Could be a Good Site

Based on its size, location and facilities buildings this could be an excellent site. However it is run by Orbitur and falls short. There are two rows of pitches reserved for customers who have booked (e.g. through the Club). The remaining pitches distributed around the forest vary dramatically in terms of level, proximity to electricity, ease of access and distance from sanitary blocks. The restaurant is 'OK' limited snack bar type menu. There is quite a well stocked shop. Sanitation blocks are 'OK' but a bit 'tired'. Staff are very friendly and helpful and multilingual. Big plus point is the proximity of the dune walks and the super little cafe in the dunes (with custard tarts of course). Regular bus service from the site to Cascais and a regular train service to Lisbon. Excellent location for exploring the west coast.
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Could do better

A couple of negatives to get out of the way although there are plenty of positives. The toilet and shower block is badly needing some TLC. In the gents anyway five out of the eight strip lights didn’t work and one of the panels of Glass had a large hole in it. The shower went from hot to cold and back again all by itself as well as turning itself off every 15 seconds. The other block may have been better but I didn’t find out as either all the bulbs were blown or the automatic sensors were caput. The other issue is the 6 amp electric. Our fault for not checking and we blew it immediately. Despite switching everything onto gas we still managed to blow it with alarming regularity. Each post has four sockets and between us and the two German Motorhomes parked behind us we managed to blow up all 12 by the time the reception opened most Mornings. They came to reset and everything repeated itself. It’s a real shame they won’t invest in their facilities because the location is great and is only a short taxi ride into Cascais where you can get the train into Lisbon. The receptionists are friendly and all speak good English. The pitch although modest in size is absolutely fine and we were made aware of the sizes when booking so no issues with that. We would book again which is always the acid test but as said a general upgrade is well overdue.
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Good for a visit to Lisbon

Reception was easy and the lady spoke good English. Reserved pitch was a nice touch from the site. Good enough bar but the restaurant food was not great and we would recommend going somewhere else. Toilets were clean and the showers were fine. There is a good bus service to Cascais then a train onwards to Lisbon which we would highly recommend visiting. There is also a good looking cycleway just outside the site entrance which if you turn left as you exit will take you along the coast road although I did not have the time on this occasion to use.
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Excellent Touring Base

We stayed here for 4 nights in mid March and found it to be a very pleasant, clean site with good facilities. Very conveniently located for Lisbon and even more so for Sintra. We teamed-up with another couple to share a taxi to Sintra, which worked-out cheaper than taking buses. Sintra is definitely worth a visit. This was arranged through reception, who were extremely helpful. Yes, some of the pitches are a bit small, but out of season there is plenty of space. The toilet block was always clean, with a good supply of hot water. There was free wifi in the bar/restaurant, where coffee and beer were cheap. The nearby dunes - a nature reserve- can be easily reached on foot and Cascais is an easy cycle ride away. Overall a very good site, which we can recommend (certainly out of season).

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Quiet site near dune nature walk

The small pine trees give the site character but can make it difficult to site a caravan - I'm glad ours is only small! Very helpful staff. Sanitary facilities basic but clean (no loo rolls!) Short walk to dunes and a good board walk through them. Good site as a base to visit Lisbon.

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