Costa da Caparica

The closest beach to Lisbon and home of Portugal's most popular gay nudist beach.

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Beach 19

Portugal's largest and most popular gay beach.

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A Surfer’s Paradise

Located in the municipality of Almada, about 10 kilometres from Lisbon, Costa da Caparica is home to the largest contiguous beach in Portugal, spanning approximately 30 kilometres.

While the town centre is overdeveloped and best avoided, the long sandy beaches just south of town are popular in the summer with surfers, tourists and local visitors. There are several surf schools, as well as restaurants, cafés and bars that are open all year round.

As you go further south, the beach area becomes quieter, less crowded and less clothed.


Gay & Naked

There is a well-known gay beach called “Beach 19”, located at the south end of Costa da Caparica.  This beautiful sandy beach attracts a large gay crowd who leave little to the imagination.  The dunes behind the beach are a also popular cruising spot in the late afternoon.

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Where To Stay

Walk to the gay beach.

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Residencial Mar e Sol

Great breakfast. Excellent value for money. Walk to the gay beach.

3 km from Costa da Caparica.

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Melia Aldeia dos Capuchos

Excellent pool & gym. Golf course & spa. Great service. 3 km from Costa da Caparica.

Close to gay scene.

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The Lisbonaire Apartments

Large, stylish rooms. Great central location & value for money. Close to gay scene.

Apartment style.

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Brown’s Downtown

Great for sightseeing & gay nightlife. Near Baixa/Chiado metro. Apartment style.