The beach of Praia da Cruz Quebrada is a quiet place with a sandy strip that begins in the channel of the Jamor River and ends in the east. Along the shoreline are the railroad tracks crossing the river on the adjacent bridge, as well as the train station Cruz Quebrada. And in total there are three bridges across the river within fifty meters of each other: a railroad bridge and two road bridges.
The name of this beach translates as “broken cross”, a monument of the early seventeenth century that was broken by lightning, and then was assembled and fastened with iron pins.
Vacationers come here rarely because here they find themselves in the company of local fishermen, whose boats and tackle are stored on the shore.
The narrow sand and pebble strip is framed by concrete walls, overlooking the Tagus with 150-meter-long breakwaters. A little further away you can see the remains of two more pontoons. This is a good place to rest if you want to be away from the crowds.
Beach on map:
How to get:
Take the train from Cais de Sodré train station in Lisbon, take the train to Cruz Quebrada station, and walk 180 m from the train station.
Water and beach cleanliness:
The beach is not too clean and sometimes the water is dirty.
Cafes and restaurants:
Bring your own food.
Watersports and things to do:
Fishing is well-developed here and so the coastal strip is occupied by boats and tackle. This beach is not suitable for recreation, but it has good conditions for sports. The Jamor Sports Complex is connected with the stadium and the tennis and golf courses, as well as the swimming pool.