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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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  • We can't do the Algave without making the tip St Vincent! At the end of the South West end of the European continent, and it is here that natural elements are unleashed the view is lost on the horizon and it overlooks the ocean from the top of the magnificent cliffs keep well your children!
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  • A place that definitely you should visit if you are in the area. Not all because of its exceptional location but since you also there at any time, in any weather conditions can take nice pictures of the beautiful South-Portuguese coast
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  • We arrived too late to be able to visit it because it closes at 5 pm in winter, but we were able to watch a beautiful sunset, we feel at the end of the world, you really have to move
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  • A great place for a short visit. Without being the southwestern most point of mainland Europe it would probably just be a normal lighthouse. If you want to see the cliffs I'd recommend a trip to Carrapateria some km to the north.
  • This is the spot everyone goes to when visiting Sagres. It's marketed as "The End Of The World", and it really does look like it is. It's an amazing place to watch the sunset, and a perfect place to watch the reams of people applauding the event. If you do not wish to see the sunset from the lighthouse common grounds, the surrounding area outside is perfectly suitable, if not better. There is a coffee shop and a small museum inside. Fair warning: this is a tongue of land stretching into the wild and freezing Atlantic Ocean, it is going to be COLD and very windy, even in the Summer. Do your best to bring something to warm up if needed, because if you don't, there is a poncho and jacket sale right outside, all year round, even in the Summer, and you will understand their business model ;)
  • What an amazing place. Even at 39c the wind made it feel really cold. Stunning views of the Portuguese coast being battered byThe Atlantic Ocean. Well worth the long drive to see.
  • The wind is incredible, leave your hat in the car. The views are quite nice, and overall, easily the most worthwhile thing we found in Sagres. The gift shop is shippable, but the views from inside the lighthouse compound are worth going in.
  • Take a wind jacket if you can. Not as spectacular as the Sagres fort, and a bit more commercial. There's a small bar and restaurant inside the fort and scopes to view the Sagres fort.