Welcome to Cascais

Located 30km west of Lisbon, Cascais is a historic and cosmopolitan seaside resort on the edge of the Tagus estuary, between the Sintra mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. In Cascais, the relationship with the sea is intense and permanent. Sailing is part of the tradition and the scenery is perfect. The wind conditions are well-known and Cascais has proven over the years to be one of the best spots for yacht racing in Europe.

  • About Cascais
  • Clube Naval de Cascais
  • The Cascais Marina

About Cascais

Once a fishing village, Cascais was the summer retreat for Portuguese nobility. The picturesque old town is home to the medieval Nossa Senhora da Luz Fort and the Citadel Palace, a former royal retreat. At the heart of Cascais one finds the pretty historic centre, with numerous restaurants and shops. Along the waterfront are the fishing harbour, the exclusive marina and the restored fort. There are four beautiful beaches within walking distance of the historic centre of Cascais: Praia da Conceição, Praia da Duquesa, Praia da Rainha and Praia da Ribeira. All Cascais beaches offer golden sands and calm sea waters.


Surfing, sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing are popular in the region around Cascais due to favourable weather, wind and sea conditions. But Cascais is much more than a beach-based holiday destination. There are museums, art galleries, challenging hiking trails and boat trips to enjoy. Plus, it is a popular golf destination, with over 10 golf courses nearby. Cascais is 20 minutes away from Lisbon, a vibrant city, and another 20 from Sintra, an enigmatic mountain range with castles and palaces to discover, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Clube Naval de Cascais

The Yacht Club Clube Naval de Cascais is the host club of the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy and has previously played host to numerous high profile sailing events, including the America’s Cup World Series, the World Match Racing Tour, the Audi MedCup, the Rolex TP52 World Championship, the RC44 World Championship, the Extreme Sailing Series and The Ocean Race Europe.

The Clube Naval de Cascais has been an institution of Portuguese sailing since it was founded in 1938 and is home to the biggest sailing school in the country, the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Academy.

The Cascais Marina

The Cascais Marina is, by design, the setting for great international events and is passionate about being a comfortable, welcoming leisure area for all who visit it. With a reliable, constant wind direction, a moderate breeze and numerous places for spectators to watch and get close to the action, the Cascais Marina has a service area and offers a wide range of maintenance services which are carried out by qualified and officially certified staff.

With capacity for 650 vessels, the Cascais Marina has been constantly improving its facilities and services so that its already exceptional conditions – both on land and sea – can be enjoyed by all who use them.