if you need a break from the city, all the sightseeing and walking around- praia do guincho is the perfect place. though it’s not closest beach to lisbon, it is the most beautiful one. long, wide and sourrounded by (almost) nothing but hills. if it gets too windy and the water too cold, the pool of the nearby hotel muchaxo is the place to be. people who don’t stay at the hotel have to pay about 12€ – but a pool with that view is worth every cent.