The southwestern most point in Europe is Sagres, in the Algarve. The Ponta de Sagres is derived from the Latin, Promontorium Sacrum ‘Holy Promontory, and is a few miles from Cabo de São Vicente - Cape St. Vincent, the southwestern most tip of Europe.
Today Sagres is a small town, home to a fishing fleet - and a mecca to surfers from around the world. The area has sandy Atlantic beaches, surrounded by cliffs - but little development as the whole area is part of the Costa Vincentina Natural Park.
With its open beaches, handful of hotels, and fresh fish- Sages is a relaxed place to escape the outside world!