Sagres - where the land ends and the sea begins....
December 21, 2015
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.
Back in the 15th century, Infante Dom (Henry the Navigator) looked to Sagres as a base to explore the African Coast. What remains is a fort with an odd courtyard and a few churches.
With its open beaches, handful of hotels, and fresh fish- Sages is a relaxed place to escape the outside world!
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