In Cascais/ Country Kids/ Lisbon

Winter Sun in Cascais

Praia do Tamariz, Estoril via onetinyleap

Warning: this post will make you jealous. Sorry, and please don’t hate us for it.

Today started out like any ordinary Saturday: cuddles in bed, followed by a lazy breakfast and jigsaw solving in PJs. Then we stepped outside and whooosh! we were hit by the summery air, temperatures above 15C which started making me itch to swap our plans for hanging around in Lisbon for a day at the beach. And just like that my wishes were granted!

We had planned lunch with my sister and her family, so quickly re-grouped and made our way to my favourite beach: Guincho. My mother squealed with horror, as it is January and it must be freezing in that part of the country (it’s 30 minutes away) but we decided to brave the unknown and made it to the Lisbon Arctic intact. Except that it was perfect. No wind, no freezing temperatures, it was warm bordering on hot (who would’ve thought sun screen would be needed in January!).

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Guincho, Cascais via onetinyleap

We had a good play at the beach, but then moved on to Tamariz in Estoril as the café was closed.

Tamariz was even warmer than Guincho – the Cascais bay is generously sheltered from wind and it makes for the most wonderful sun trap. We had a very slow lunch whilst looking out to sea and the kids played with our newly acquired favourite toy, the Octonauts Gup A and its crew.

Then of course we swiftly moved to the beach, where the boys ran wild teasing waves, running away and getting soaked in the meantime. There was time for a play in the rather cold sand where boys being boys they hid in forts and made moats to protect them from monsters (us).

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Praia do Tamariz, Estoril

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And just like that it became one of the best and most fun days we’ve had this year – family, sun & sand – nothing beats that mix!
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  • Merlinda Little

    Yep I am SOOOOO jealous! The brightness of the sun is just amazing. Something that my body is craving for for the longest time now. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos =) #countrykids

    • one tiny leap

      Thank you Merlinda! xx

  • Donna Wishart

    Your photos are gorgeous and I am more than a little jealous – the weather here in the UK couldn’t be any further from your photos! Enjoy those days when they appear x

    • one tiny leap

      Thank you Donna 🙂 We realise just how lucky we are to have days like these, especially when they fall on a saturday 😀 xx

  • Oh wow!! Look at that beautiful blue sky! Gorgeous – and yes definitely jealous.

    • one tiny leap

      That bright blue sky was the most wonderful surprise! Lovely, lovely day and we definitely made the most of it 🙂 x

  • Room for one more?! Gorgeous photos!

    • one tiny leap

      Anytime! It really was the loveliest of days x

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    Stunning photos of beautiful skies, how could you not have a wonderful day. the beach looks very like ours here in Cornwall, the temperatures are not! Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

    • one tiny leap

      I know, but it really was a one off! I’m very embarrassed to say I’ve never been to Cornwall, but expect to rectify that asap! 😉

  • Stunning and yes this post made me very jealous. That beach looked so relaxing, warm and beautiful.

    • one tiny leap

      It was a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by Gemma 🙂

  • whatkatysaid

    Wow! Yes I am jealous! What gorgeous photos!!!

    • one tiny leap

      Thanks 🙂 It was the most gorgeous day x

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    Wow! What incredible pictures. Not jealous at all……. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot xx

  • This looks and sounds so great! We are going here in 2 week =)

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