Cape Saint Vincent
Cape Saint Vincent
4.5
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia2,632 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The End of the World is definitely worth visiting.
    This cape is now the southwesternmost point of mainland Europe and prior to the 15th century was considered the end of the world. It is a wild stretch of coast with 40 metre high, near vertical cliffs constantly battered by the ocean. The low concrete barriers seem barely adequate to ensure safety and it would be normal to feel a little uneasy looking down. There are gift shops, toilets and a cafe. Well worth the visit if you don't suffer from vertigo.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • JYarba
    Huntsville, Alabama214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent
    The ancient Romans considered Cabo Sao Vincente the end of the known world, and it can certainly feel that way as you stand perched on the edge of the cliffs with water in front of you in every direction. We didn't explore the lighthouse or other buildings, having come mostly to witness the sunset. Which is something anyone who is visiting the Algarve should do at least once. I would caution those with children to be very attentive to them at the edge of the cliffs--we saw some daredevils who had worked their way several meters down the edge towards the water to have a better, more private vantage point, but I would not recommend this at all.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Paul P
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sagres & Cape St. Vincent
    Sagres itself was a bit of a let down as expected more. Maybe missed something but not obvious. Sagres was ideal though as a platform for going onto Cape St. Vincent which was amazing. No toilets in operation in Cape St. Vincent as lighthouse cafe was closed. You can walk from Cape St. Vincent back to Sagres which has some amazing views but parts of it are rough & rocky terrain. In Summary - Cape St. Vincent was beautiful (but quite busy) & Sagres felt a bit non-descript with little/nothing about it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Travelozzy
    Bicester, United Kingdom956 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Almost blown away!!
    Quite literally - the wind was incredibly strong so no getting near the edge! Took a full 10 mins to brush my hair afterwards - lol! Stunning views. Lighthouse only open on Wednesday so not when we visited but the views are more than enough. Worth every minute of the 90min drive to get there from Vilamoura.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 March 2024
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Travelozzy
Bicester, UK956 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Quite literally - the wind was incredibly strong so no getting near the edge! Took a full 10 mins to brush my hair afterwards - lol!
Stunning views. Lighthouse only open on Wednesday so not when we visited but the views are more than enough.
Worth every minute of the 90min drive to get there from Vilamoura.
Written 30 March 2024
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Waddler
York, UK11,257 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This used to be regarded as the end of the world apparently, and it does have that sort of air to it.

There's good cliff scenery, I wouldn't say its amazing though. By all means if you are in Sagres come and have a look as its only 10 minutes away. But otherwise I'm not sure its a must see.

The food trucks weren't open in February, and nor was the lighthouse. There were a couple of souvenir stalls.

We brought a picnic lunch but there's nowhere to sit other than on rocks on the ground.
Written 18 February 2024
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Paul P
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Sagres itself was a bit of a let down as expected more. Maybe missed something but not obvious.

Sagres was ideal though as a platform for going onto Cape St. Vincent which was amazing.

No toilets in operation in Cape St. Vincent as lighthouse cafe was closed. You can walk from Cape St. Vincent back to Sagres which has some amazing views but parts of it are rough & rocky terrain.

In Summary - Cape St. Vincent was beautiful (but quite busy) & Sagres felt a bit non-descript with little/nothing about it.
Written 11 October 2023
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Maria D
Burlington, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Was just here visiting and it’s closed ? No signs or information explaining why , asked one of the vendors and he had no idea says it’s been closed since August 1st
Written 12 September 2023
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JYarba
Huntsville, AL214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The ancient Romans considered Cabo Sao Vincente the end of the known world, and it can certainly feel that way as you stand perched on the edge of the cliffs with water in front of you in every direction. We didn't explore the lighthouse or other buildings, having come mostly to witness the sunset. Which is something anyone who is visiting the Algarve should do at least once. I would caution those with children to be very attentive to them at the edge of the cliffs--we saw some daredevils who had worked their way several meters down the edge towards the water to have a better, more private vantage point, but I would not recommend this at all.
Written 29 July 2023
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Bartonbears
Coffs Harbour, Australia2,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This cape is now the southwesternmost point of mainland Europe and prior to the 15th century was considered the end of the world. It is a wild stretch of coast with 40 metre high, near vertical cliffs constantly battered by the ocean. The low concrete barriers seem barely adequate to ensure safety and it would be normal to feel a little uneasy looking down. There are gift shops, toilets and a cafe. Well worth the visit if you don't suffer from vertigo.
Written 2 July 2023
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acs1984
Cockermouth, UK1,625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We came here for a visit as part of a bus tour. We had around half an hour here which was enough, but maybe could have done it a little bit more if you wanted to have a good walk about. There is parking, a shop, cafe and toilets on site. The toilets cost 75c but they are clean. The views are amazing and there is a novelty huge chair you can sit on and have your photo taken. There was a small tourist market in the car park.
Written 7 April 2023
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK844 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The Fort at Sagres was closed for the day so we drove a few km to "the end of the world" for a happy half hour watching the waves beating against the vertical cliffs with enormous force
Slightly scary seeing how close some people go toward the cliff edge- that could make an interesting photo I suppose!
Written 19 March 2023
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark5,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
You loose your breathe standing on the top of the steep rugged cliffs at Cabo de Sao Vicente - at the very end of Europe.

Nature is pure drama out here - you realize that the greatest beauty is only found if there is a little danger to it.
Written 29 December 2022
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Tony M
Bembridge, UK536 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Nothing of great note to say.

It's a view of the Ocean much like the coastline for hundreds of miles each way, you would only know that it was the most south western point of europe because the spiel says so.

There was a cost to use the toilets which I find unacceptable in this day and age.
Written 3 December 2022
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