Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Portugal  /  Algarve  /  Faro District  /  Sagres  /  Sightseeing  /  Cape Saint Vincent

Cape Saint Vincent, Sagres

(4.5/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Sagres itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Sagres

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Sagres by other users

15 days in Faro District BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Morocco & Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Madrid, Salamanca & Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 41 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Algarve BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Spain, Faro District & Lisbon District BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Algarve BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We arrived at sunset and don't miss a visit to this extraordinary place--"the end of the world." Bring warm jackets, as it will probably be very cold and windy. And, be sure to check out the lighthous...  more »
  • Vertical cliffs rising up to 75 metres from beautiful colors ranging from yellow to red and that contrast with the blue of the ocean, the waves crashing on the rocks, the wind in my hair, the smell of salt air. On the top there is the lighthouse of Cape half of 1800, a reference point for boaters, and additional viewpoint. Walk on the cliffs is beautiful, satisfies the view, the mind and the heart. Unforgettable Algarve.
    View original
  • It's got to be cool, especially the view but it was closed! Probably because we were in January: we're not sure!
    View original
Google
  • 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.