Cabo da Roca, Colares

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Europe's most Western point, Cabo da Roca offers beautiful views of the rugged coast. Walk or bike to the Cabo da Roca lighthouse, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy time outside while exploring this spot, known as the Rock of Lisbon in the Age of Sail--a windy cape of granite boulders and rocky sea cliffs. Try to spot the low-lying vegetation and marine birds roosting temporarily along the coast and in nearby coves. At the site's monument, you can grab a bite to eat or explore nearby shops. To visit Cabo da Roca and get the most from your holiday in Colares, create itinerary details personal to you using our Colares online road trip planner.
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  • This place is near Lisboa and represent a mandatory visit in Portugal. In fact, This is the most westerly point in Europe, with a beautiful panorama of nature and the sea. It is very easy to get...  more »
  • Nice view of the rocky coast and cliffs. The ScottURB buses running from and to Cascais or Sintra are very crowded.  more »
  • The steep cliffs at the western most point of Europe are an imposing sight, and looking down from the edge is breath-taking.  more »
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  • The westernmost point in continental Europe. A beautiful view high up from the water. The sunset was lovely. Very windy, at least when my wife and I visited in February, so be prepared. There is a souvenir shop, snack bar, and restaurant on site, which was a nice reprieve from the wind.
  • Very beautiful place. Yeah at first this place is perfect view with seaside, rock mountains, high sea view point. But there was too many travelers although its working day. Very strong wind here, so be careful to take the picture. There was some checkin point nearby the main view, you need to walk a little bit to the high mountain then you will got award!
  • Best ocean view! even better than SF Because here you are super high on the mountain. Also recommend to see a sunset here. It’s magical. Also try to go to the beach nearby. It’s super nice.
  • Cabo da Roca is a wild and rugged headland that marks the most westerly point of mainland Europe. The lighthouse on Cabo da Roca warns ships following one of the busiest sea routes in the world up to a distance of 100 kilometers. The spectacular, desolate scenery adds to the allure of the location. This Cabo Da Roca is a wonderfully windy spot with tons of people flocking there to see the cliffs that surround the lighthouse. Make sure to stay in the railings. People have been swept away by the strong gusts of wind. There is a cafe and souvenir shop at the light house. If you drive there be aware of the narrow approach. Lots of coaches go there and it gets very congested and it becomes difficult to pass. Around the promontory you will find several hiking trails. When weather permits, the views of the cliff are breathtaking, and you can use Cabo da Roca as the starting point for walking trails along the coast, if not too windy.
  • Cabo da Roca is the most western cape in continental Europe. The cliff emerges from the Atlantic Ocean at approximately 140 metres above sea level. Above the cliff there is a lighthouse and a tourist shop. The cliffs are impressive. A must see if you are in the area. It is recommended to go with a jacket as it is always very windy. There is parking, but be careful not to leave bags inside the car! There is a restaurant and a tourist office with toilets.
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