Sagres and Cape St Vincent are the two most south-westerly points of the Algarve, and indeed of Europe! If one looks to the South then there is much shipping to be seen as this is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes giving access to and from the Mediterranean. The fort at Sagres, some of which dates back to the 16th century, is open to visitors for a small fee and the cliff-top behind


the fort is a good location for a picnic or some wildlife spotting. Do be careful how close to the edge you go if it is windy. The local fishermen may make it look as though is it easy but they are used to the conditions.