Cape Saint Vincent, Sagres

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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  • "The end of the earth" as it was once, now has long views over the water but not much in the way of interest and it looks very run down with tourist boards covered in graffiti, no pathways for those w...  more »
  • I went for work since I'm .the bus driver site beautiful but very cold but the truth that is worth see him with a view to secure precious sea that I'll be back with my wife.
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  • As destination a must, with great views of the raging sea deep down, unfortunately access to the lighthouse because of renovation was locked...
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  • The most westernly point of the European continent. One of the many ends of the world... breathtaking views!
  • Called "The End of the Earth" this most south-western point of Europe is a great place to take photos and if you want buy some souvenirs
  • Great views! Pretty cool to say you’ve been in the Western most point in mainland Europe. Be prepared to pay for the restroom and if you time it poorly you’ll run into the tour bus patrons which means long lines. Be cautious...don’t try to get the best selfie out there along the cliff edges as there are stories of people being blown off the cliff.
  • Beautiful place , the most South Westerly point of the European mainland. It is a lighthouse with a small museum and a cafe and gift shop right on the top of huge cliffs. Fantastic views along the coast in both directions. Easy parking and the viewpoint is securely surrounded by a wall to keep young children secure. We went on a tour from Albufeira and this was one of the stops. A short visit would be sufficient.
  • Worth a drive to see the most westerly point on the European mainland. The lighthouse is pretty and it's a great spot for photography. Didn't go inside the museum, it looked rather mundane. The cliffs around the area are beautiful and it would be a great spot to start a hike.
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