Generally included in the visit of Lisbon, Estoril has its own attractions, topped by the oldest Casino in Lisbon’s area, and some good and calm beaches.
Together with Cascais, this is the residential area preferred by foreigners
Dominated by the Casino
A few kilometers from Cascais, Estoril has the same style, with a single difference – the Casino.
However, all the place deserves to be visited, with the beautiful palaces lining the coast, crowded in summer, strangely quiet most of the winter days.
It was a long time, since my last visit to Tamariz, in Estoril, a beach with good memories from my youth.
However, the new sights worried me a bit: the coast and town keeps well maintained (maybe better) but the sand in the beach has disappeared, having now half of the width and length of the old days.
Winter occasional action, or consistent degradation, Tamariz keeps sharing with “Torre” the top of my favorite beaches in Lisbon’s coast (and I skip the Casino!).
In the most beaten path
Not much people remarks the look of the train station, but it is a very curious construction.
Dating from the end of the 19th century, it is very near the beach.
Funny thing – I couldn’t find anything written about it!