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. Add Cape Saint Vincent to your Sagres travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sagres road trip planning site .
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  • August 19, 2017
    Beautiful view and incredible scourge of the Atlantic over the Atlantic on his first encounter with Europe. Simply spectacular
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  • August 19, 2017
    via sagres worth a visit along with the other beauties of the country but does not deserve that much
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  • August 19, 2017
    It offers without a doubt stunning views and the sunset is amazing. Totally recommended. It is free.
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  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • July 30, 2017
    amazing spot in a cloud. open officialy only on mondays, rest of the week only if its not cloudy. very cold, dress well:-)
  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    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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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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