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Sagres is located in the Algarve and has become a popular tourist destination for people from all over the world keen to say that they have been to the most south westerly point of Europe.
It’s remote location makes for some pretty stunning scenery with wind swept cliffs and dramatic beaches while there is plenty of wildlife, especially for bird watchers who are interested in seeing hundreds of different species as they migrate through the area in the autumn.
The geographical position of Sagres has been a draw for people over the centuries and it was once though that this could be the very end of the world, however the explorers from the golden age of discovery in Portugal would set sail from here to find new and rich lands and this naval history is remembered at the fort in Sagres.
The fort has an enormous compass point design on the floor inside its walls while there is also a chance to learn a little more about the history of Sagres and the explorers from here for a nominal charge. Â This fort could be an amazing tourist attraction but to be honest it does need an injection of cash to bring it up to the standards that it should be.
A little further along the coast there is Cape St Vincent with its impressive lighthouse perched on the cliff top. Â This is a very popular place for people to come to visit and there are even small market stalls along the road to the lighthouse selling everything from woolly jumpers to hot sticky donuts and other treats.
The town of Sagres itself may not look much but in the summer months this is a vibrant town full of different holiday makers – many coming to the region for its impressive surfing conditions while others come to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
Sagres attracts many different people to the town all year round and it is worth making the trip just to watch the fishermen as they perch precariously from the cliffs to catch some of the best fish in the world!
Sagres is easy to find because you generally just keep heading south and west until you run out of road! Â It is well sign posted to from various destinations in the Algarve and is well worth a day trip out to if you are in the area.