Sagres is located on the most South West point of continental Europe. It is a vast open area with some lovely golden sandy beaches and a dramatic coastline.
We decided to wild camp and stay the night in the car park near The Fort. We found a parking spot and parked up next to some bamboo which gave us a bit of respite from the wind.
We watched a lovely sunset out of the Atlantic and stood on the cliff top watching about 20 surfers trying to catch the waves for a while.
In the morning we drove up to Sao Vicente Cape and had a walk around the grounds of the lighthouse. The present lighthouse is 24 metres high and was built over the ruins of a 16th century convent in 1846. There’s a small restaurant and gift shop and ample parking.
Unfortunately it was still very windy so we drove back towards the mainland and found a parking space on the cliff top to stop and have lunch with a view.