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Oeiras Marina

The town of Oeiras is situated at the mouth of the River Tejo in Portugal on the north coast of the estuary, roughly equidistant from Cascais and Lisbon. The town’s foundation dates from 1759, when the lands were given to Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, first minister to King Jose I of Portugal, in recognition of his sterling work to reconstruct the capital, Lisbon, and rebuild the Portuguese economy following the disastrous earthquake of 1755. Taking the title of Count of Oeiras, he was later further ennobled as Marquis de Pombal, by which title he is better known. The magnificent palace he built here, the Palace of the Counts of Oeiras, survives today and now houses the Portuguese National Institute of Administration. The appearance of Oeiras on the yachting horizon dates from 2006, with the construction of a small, modern marina in the town just east of the Renaissance fort of São Julião da Barra. Oeiras now offers a useful alternative to Cascais for cruising yachtsmen reluctant to brave the shallow banks of the Rio Tejo and berth amid the noise and bustle of Lisbon itself.


British Admiralty


See Portugal.


See Portugal.


  • VHF 09

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The marina of Oeiras is sited roughly halfway between Cascais and Lisbon, immediately to the east of the conspicuous Renaissance fort of São Julião da Barra. The marina reception pontoon is to starboard on entry, or call VHF 09 on approach. You will be met by staff.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Oeiras Marina, more properly known as the Porto de Recreio de Oeiras has a total of 294 berths on seven floating pontoons for yachts of maximum length 25 metres and maximum draft 3.5 metres. Click on link for separate Wiki entry. Extremely nice and helpful staff; English, German spoken.


Possible anchorage in sand off the beach just west of the marina, between the southern breakwater and the fort of São Julião da Barra (details needed of holding). Open to winds from S round to E.


Water At all berths
Electricity At all berths
Toilets In marina
Showers In marina
Laundry In the marina
Garbage In the marina
Fuel Fuel station in the marina
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs Limited facilities at present but in the process of development
Internet Yes, in the marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


  • Shops in Oeiras (15 minutes walk or marina shuttle)
  • Newspapers and stationery in marina
  • The marina delivers fresh rolls on board in the morning

Eating out

  • Bars and restaurants in the marina
  • Others in the town or along coastal walk


  • Trains into Lisbon from Oeiras (15 minutes away)
  • Shuttle to Sintra, grocery etc. offered by marina



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

Oeiras holds little to attract the yachting tourist compared with Lisbon only 12km to the east. Even the Palace of the Counts of Oeiras is only open to organised tours on one Sunday a month. However, there are regular trains to Lisbon along the coast (travelling time 15 minutes). The marina is also a possible base to visit Sintra, the summer get-away of the Portuguese Royal family in past centuries, which is a must see. The marina offers a shuttle service (price of a taxi). The nearby estate of Quinta da Regleira, a World Heritage Site, is fun for kids. Marina users can gain entrance to the Oeiras salt water pool with a marina entrance card. Also, bike and kart rental are available in the marina.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Portugal.


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