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Cape Saint Vincent, Sagres

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Great place to be. Enjoy the sunset with a lot of other people. Take warm clothes with you since it can be very windy.
  • 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.
  • An end-of-the-world experience with wonderful views. The extra dimension was the magnificent sunset. Great coffee too!
  • Nice view. It could be windy at the Cape, so there are a lot of market tents that sell warm clothes, even if it is 30°C outside. It is busier in the summer but in the end of August it will become less busier.
  • You definitely want to come here for the view at least one night. Grab a bottle of wine and some food for dinner and spend some time at the edge of Europe