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Cape Saint Vincent, Sagres

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Behold the rugged coastal scenery from the most southwesterly point in Europe at Cape Saint Vincent. Visit the cape's 1846 lighthouse, which stands at 24 m (79 ft) and watches over one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. Listen to the waves crashing on the cliffs and keep your eyes open for the many birds that inhabit and nest in the area, such as gulls, eagles, storks, and falcons. The terrain is moderately rough, so keep this in mind if bringing children or those with limited mobility. Take a look at our Sagres vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Cape Saint Vincent and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very windy. Beautiful cliffs but be prepared for the wind. Just a view, not much else in the spot. Good for picture taking.  more »
  • For us it is a must to go here every time we are at Algarve coast. The lighthouse is the most Southwest Point of Europe. At rush hours it is really crowed but never too much. Take care about the heavy...  more »
  • After visiting the Fortaleza in Sagres earlier this was a let-down. Nothing to see, but crowded with people and grungy food vans at the side of the road.  more »
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  • Went there to see the sunset, didn't disappoint. Stunning views. Just go there with something warm to wear (the wind is strong and cold). If possible get there early or it will be difficult to park the car. Be aware of the parking spaces off road, they have big boulders and holes and might damage the car.
  • The place itself is nice, but especially the walk there by the cliffs was really fantastic. Don't take the walk by the road, but leave it, just after the corner when you pass restaurant Terra. On the left side there is a unpaved road in to wide. It will bring you by the cliffs.
  • amazing spot in a cloud. open officialy only on mondays, rest of the week only if its not cloudy. very cold, dress well:-)
  • Great view of the ocean and the cliffs overlooking the waves below. The lighthouse is very small and there is not much time to spend in there. Worth doing the road to this point for the vistas.
  • Great place to be. Enjoy the sunset with a lot of other people. Take warm clothes with you since it can be very windy.

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Where to stay in Sagres

Portugal's most southwestern point, Sagres is a little isolated in terms of its surroundings but offers a range of lodging options. Head south of the city center to the neighborhoods of Tonel and Baleeira to be close to the surrounding beaches. You can indulge in an upscale hotel either on the beach or within easy walking distance that provides sweeping ocean views, comfortable rooms, and plenty of opportunities to relax poolside. You'll also find a wealth of apartments and villas here, which can accommodate larger groups and provide a bit more privacy than the hotel scene.
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