Costal strip of the Costa Vicentina
Image gallery of the dramatic rocky coast of the Costa Vicentina in the western Algarve near Sagres and Cape St. Vincent
Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres
Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St.Vincent) near Sagres in Portugal and the Ponta de Sagres together form the south-western corner of the European continent. The cape consists of a steep cliff of about 69 m with almost no vegetation.
Cabo de São Vicente
View from the Cabo de São Vicente to the west along the coast "Costa Vicentina". The cliffs of this part of the coast are much steeper, and the surf of the Atlantic Ocean is significantly rougher than on the Algarve's south coast.
Cabo de São Vicente
On the surrounding cliffs, beaten by the strength of the vast Atlantic, local fishermen risk their lives wedged on dramatic perches with the thundering sea below. Year by year some of them, as well as some imprudent tourists, meet their death here.
Praia da Bordeira
On the Costa Vicentina near Carrapateira
Praia do Telheiro
Aerial view to Ponta do Telheiro, a natural breakwater of the Costa Vicentina near Cape Vincent. To the right you can see the beach Praia do Teilheiro.
Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa
View from the Torre de Aspa to northern direction towards the Costa Vicentina with the beaches Praia da Cordoama and Praia do Castelejo. The Torre de Aspa (156 m) west of Vila do Bispo is the highest elevation of the Costa Vicentina, the almost untouched western coast of the Algarve. The way from Vila do Bispo through the heath is not easy to find, but the great views will compensate you for your efforts.
Praia da Boca do Rio
Beach on the Algarvian coast between Burgau and Salema in the municipality of Vila do Bispo. The Ribeira de Budens is empting here into the Atlantic Ocean.
Vila do Bispo: Praia do Castelejo
Bizarre rocks, eroded by the blustering waves. You can watch bold local fishermen, who later sell their catch of the day nearby at the fish market in Sagres.
Costa Vicentina: Praia de Odeceixe
The beach of Odeceixe, situated on the estuary of the river Seixe offers excellent conditions for canoeing and boat trips.
Costa Vicentina: Praia do Amado
Praia do Monte Clerigo
A surfers paradise on the Ccosta Vicentina of the Algarve
The walls of this little fort nestle to the steep rugged rocks, almost 50m above the sea. It has been part of the former fortifications around the strategical important harbour of Sagres and was destroyed by Francis Drake in 1587.
Sagres: Ponta de Sagres
View from the Pousada near the harbour towards the fortress on cliff-top of the Ponta de Sagres.
View from the fortress in eastern direction towards the Pousada de Sagres.
Sagres: Praia do Tonel
View from the Fortaleza de Sagres (Sagres Fortress) to the Praia do Tonel, espacially popular among surfers.
Bay of Sagres
Sagres: Fortress Cliffs
Ponta de Sagres