This weekend i met up with a bunch of local couchsurfers who had offered to take me to the beach at Costa da Caparica, a small town on the Atlantic Coast a few miles from central Lisbon. The water was surprisingly cold (it almost felt like Sweden!) and no one stayed long in the water. But gosh how beautiful the coast was. A perfect beach for as long as the eye could see. Cosy bars dotting the coastline, and a very calm and idyllic atmosphere. Unfortunately it was a very windy day, and since sand and cameras don't get along very well, I left the camera in my bag for most of the afternoon.
After our visit to the beach, I tried one of the Portugese national dishes - grilled sardines with boiled potatoes. Very simple but oh so delicious! While enjoying my meal I also got treated to entertainment in the form of some locals singing karaoke and dancing.
There's a ferry connecting central Lisbons Cais do Sodre station with Cachilas, on the oppsoite side of the Tejos river. From there, busses connect to a light rail that runs along the coastline. Getting there by public transport is somewhat complicated, so if possible it might be worth looking into renting a car.