Algarve Western Atlantic Coast - enjoying The Algarve's beautiful coastal area.
Visiting and wandering around Cabo de Sao Vincent, Torre de Aspa and Sagres which are located over on Portugal's Western Atlantic Coast.
This Algarve topic is really about describing the area itself (the far western coast of The Algarve) rather than giving actual walks descriptions. This because there is plenty of opportunity to
tour and wander around the coastline and countryside going as far as you wish so we have settled for mostly just putting some photographs below to give an idea of what there is to see for some Algarve holiday sightseeing. You can get across to this Western Atlantic
coastline quite easily and quickly by using the usually quite empty 125 road which goes via Vila do Bispo right into Sagres. On the way it is worth stopping
off to visit the Nossa Senhora do Guadalupe (see the pictures on the right) - this is located on a small road which leaves the 125 shortly after the main road by-passes Figueira - (it is well sign-posted).
Fortaleza de Sagres - The Algarve.
This Portuguese Fort [N37°01'24" W008°59'45"]
is quite unusual in that you might expect a fort to be a square structure
- this fort only has a massive front - there being no need to protect the other three sides since the rest of the inside is protected by very high cliffs.
The entrance fee to get into the fort is around 3 Euros - once inside you will find various buildings including two churches and a museum and then a quite
large area of open ground which goes out some way to the Atlantic coastline.