An 18.6-mile urban stretch of sandy Blue Flag Atlantic beaches protected by sea walls.
Costa de Caparica Beach is located in a Portuguese civil parish, located in the municipality of Almada along the western coast of the district of Setúbal. The population in 2011 was 13,418, in an area of 10.18 km². Since December 2004, the Costa de Caparica has been designated as city within the urban hierarchy of Portugal.
The Costa da Caparica is a popular destination for surfing as there are always constant recent waves that roll in from the powerful Atlantic Ocean. These waves are suitable for beginners and intermediate surfers, as the waves are large but not massive – for truly great surfing head to the Praia de Guincho on the Sintra coastline or consider the towns of Sagres, Nazaré or Peniche.
Surf equipment can be hired at Costa da Caparica for 15€/25€ (half/full day – bodyboard or surfboard with a wetsuit). During the summer, the Costa da Caparica is a better location for surfing or body boarding than the beaches of the Cascais-Estoril coastline, as there tends to be more space available. The Costa da Caparica is a great and inexpensive place to learn how to surf and has good surf schools.