Cabo de São Vicente

Cabo de São Vicente

Just north of Sagres is the headland and lighthouse of Cabo de São Vicente. The sheer cliffs here mark the southwestern-most point in mainland Portugal and overlook some of the busiest shipping lanes in Europe. As a result the lighthouse's lamp is one of the most powerful in Portugal.

Cape Saint Vincent is part of the Costa Vicentina (Vincentine Coast) and the cliffs are home to a range of birds including peregrine falcons.


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Although Sagres is on the Algarve it doesn't have the same over-developed holiday town feel of some of those towns further east. Situated within a few kilometres of Europe's most south western point, ...