Cascais has a number of parks and gardens - some even the townsfolk don’t know about, imagine that! - but the one with the most fans is Parque Marechal Carmona, where there is entertainment for all ages. For the younger ones, there are two playgrounds, one for infants and the other for older kids. They have swings, slides and other amusements, as well as curious peacocks, ducks, cockerels and hens; for the kids there is also a children’s library, as well as OHficina, a laboratory for exploring improbable materials, and the Cascalitos activity club. There are lots of discrete corners for young lovers and a large lawn for sunbathing, while on the upper level there is something for plants lovers, dozens of flowerbeds. It is also home to the Condes de Castro Guimarães museum, which will take you back to when the aristocracy lived here.
To its idyllic beaches we can add a full range of events, fantastic restaurants, lots of space for sport activities and, of course, some history lessons. For those who think Cascais has nothing more than beautiful beaches and surfing, we have 30 things that suggest otherwise and give you something to spend a full day on (or as much time as you want) in the town, with activities from sunrise to sunset. Between eating, shopping and sightseeing, you're sure to get the urge to go for a swim. If the weather is not up to it, then you can take a break for a coffee and a savoury or sweet treat.