municipality of Almada, Sétubal district, Almada, Portugal
beach type: sandy (细沙)
beach facilities: food vendors, sun loungers, beach bar (食品摊贩, 躺椅, 海滩酒吧)
attracts: mostly gay (主要同志族群)
clothing: clothing optional
Beach 19 (‘Praia 19’ or ‘Praia de Bela Vista’) is located just south of Lisbon on the far end of Costa da Caparica. This large, sandy beach is predominantly gay and has beautiful, natural surroundings. Nearby establishments offer drinks, food and internet access.
There is plenty of space for clothing-optional sunbathing. The gay cruising takes place mainly in the dunes and the forest area in the late afternoon. After sunset, the beach becomes quite empty and unsafe.
By public transport
From Liston, catch a train that takes you across the bridge to Pragal/Almada, then take a bus from the station to Caparica. Buses from Lisbon to Caparica depart daily, from Praça de Espanha and Praça do Areeiro.
Cross the 25 de Abril bridge southbound and take the first Exit on the left which will lead you straight to the town. Upon returning through the same bridge, you will have to pay a toll fee.
Great breakfast. Excellent value for money. Walk to the gay beach.
Excellent pool & gym. Golf course & spa. Great service. 3 km from Costa da Caparica.
Large, stylish rooms. Great central location & value for money. Close to gay scene.