Elegant Estoril sits in the heart of the Lisbon region increasingly coming to be known as the Portuguese Riviera. Attractive beaches mingle with glamour casinos and historic palaces to great effect, pulling in both the tourist and local Lisboans. The beaches in Estoril are known for their calm waters and fine sand. All modern facilities are available including changing rooms, beach tents, shades, restaurants, bars, etc. Carcavelos is a wide, long beach, very popular and ideal for surfing. The Estoril Coast has 7 golf courses, all with individual characteristics. The Estoril Casino is the largest in Europe. There is a great deal of entertainment here, including different types of gambling and nightly cabaret and music hall shows in a sophisticated atmosphere. Apart from the main activities of the casino, there is also an art gallery where a variety of art exhibitions are held, particularly of modern painting and sculpture. Estoril's beach, Tamariz, sits at the bottom of the casino's main avenue. Calm quiet waters are here, and indeed across the Estoril coast in contrast to the Guincho coast further north which gets the Atlantic full on.