SagresPortugal

4.7/5Top Destination

Trip time! Discover the beaches, monuments, and seaside in quaint Sagres.

Sagres is a scenic coastal town overlooking the jagged cliffs of the southwesterly point of Portugal. It has a rich marine history due to its strategic position with access to the Americas, Africa and mainland Europe. Stroll along the narrow alleys of the charming town center for a sense of the local culture.

Make your way to Cabo de São Vicente west of the town and have a picnic on the tall cliffs offering an excellent view of the Atlantic Ocean. Gaze up at Cape St. Vicente Lighthouse and take a tour of its impressive convent complex.

This part of Portugal encounters hot summers and mild winters, providing ideal beach-going conditions. Relax on the soft sand of Mareta Beach, the main strand in Sagres. Its colorful cliffs shelter the bay from wind. Bring your board to the surfing haven of Tonel Beach and appreciate the year-round large swell and breakers.

Travel a little farther for utter seclusion and tranquility. Beliche Beach is known for its cliffs decorated with crevasses and caves. Explore the underwater grottoes near Martinhal Beach and take a boat to its namesake islets. Try some of the many activities available around the town, including surfing, hiking and cycling.

Consider the rich history of this outpost, which has long served as the gateway to mainland Europe. Admire the 600-year-old Sagres Fortress, which was built by national historical figure Prince Henry the Navigator. See the large wind compass and the Senhora da Graça chapel.

The town is on the southwestern cape that sticks out from the Algarve region of Portugal. It is the south-westernmost point of mainland Europe. Fly to Faro International Airport and drive west for 72 miles (116 kilometers) to get here in 1 to 2 hours. See nearby towns, such as Lagos and Portimão.

Sagres is a town with an ideal blend of history, scenery and tranquility.

Known for

Beaches, Monuments and Sea

Top Hotels in Sagres

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Memmo Baleeira Hotel
Memmo Baleeira Hotel
4 out of 5
Sitio da Baleeira, Sagres
$84
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21

Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Baleeira Beach and Martinhal Beach. Mareta Beach and Tonel Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

4.4/5Excellent! (363 reviews)

"Staff are very helpful indeed. Very family friendly."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2019

Memmo Baleeira Hotel
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
5 out of 5
Quinta do Martinhal, Apartado 54, Sagres
$177
per night
Nov 6 - Nov 7

Located in Sagres, this beachfront hotel is in a national park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Martinhal Beach, Baleeira Beach, and Mareta Beach. Tonel Beach and Beliche ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (169 reviews)

"We had the most fantastic time here. Luxury all the way and lots for the kids to enjoy."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
Pousada de Sagres - Charming Hotel
Pousada de Sagres - Charming Hotel
4 out of 5
Ponta de Atalaia, 8650-385, Sagres
$94
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4

Situated on the beach, this spa pousada is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mareta Beach and Martinhal Beach. Baleeira Beach and Tonel Beach are also within 1 mi (2 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (204 reviews)

"The place is very old fashioned and I like that , but the first room placed for me have a problem in the shower... but the staff was very gentle and provide another room for us take a bath"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Pousada de Sagres - Charming Hotel

Popular things to do in Sagres

Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse
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Cape St. Vincent Lighthouse

4.5/5(41 reviews)

Take a tour of the museum and admire the architecture of the convent and lighthouse on the Land’s End of Europe.

Martinhal Beach
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Martinhal Beach

5/5(5 reviews)

Collect pebbles with your kids on this family-friendly beach and take a boat trip to the caves and underwater grottoes of the islets.

Mareta Beach
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Mareta Beach

Choose from various restaurants, admire the colorful cliffs and bring your board to this sheltered surfing hotspot in the town.

Sagres Fortress
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Sagres Fortress

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Enjoy the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the cliffs and learn about the history of this preserved 600-year-old fort.

Beliche Beach
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Beliche Beach

Descend a steep set of stairs to reach this lovely beach. Gaze up at the scenic cliffs that surround and divide the sandy spot. 

Cabo de Sao Vicente
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Cabo de Sao Vicente

5/5(1 review)

You can learn about the history of Sagres with a stop at Cabo de Sao Vicente. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Top activities in Sagres

Western Algarve Minivan Tour: Sagres, Lagos & Silves
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Western Algarve Minivan Tour: Sagres, Lagos & Silves

$66

On this tour, you will travel to the western part of the Algarve region: from Sagres to Silves get ready for an outstanding day out! Before lunch, in Lagos, you can choose to have a boat trip at Lagos to see old caves formed over thousands of years or instead a walking tour inside the old medieval ramparts.

lagos sagres tour
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lagos sagres tour

$71

this 8 hour tour from Albufeira takes you to the west cost of Algarve we will start our day in sagres a beautiful fishermans villeg, where you will get the chance to visit the famouse light house of cape san vincent, take a walk to admaier the drametic cliffs explore the fishing tradition and simply enjoy this relaxing place .

Vacation Photographer in Sagres
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Vacation Photographer in Sagres

$31

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Seville Full-Day Tour from the Algarve
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Seville Full-Day Tour from the Algarve

$47

Cross the Spanish border and discover Andalusia’s capital—Seville. Spend a day exploring one of the most elegant cities in Spain. From historic quarters and culturally rich districts to immaculate regal gardens and iconic landmarks, be amazed by the splendor of this province.

Best of West: Silves, Foia, Lagos & Sagres Day Tour
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Best of West: Silves, Foia, Lagos & Sagres Day Tour

$42

Discover the magic of the wild Algarve countryside. See the Castle of Silves, built between the 8th and 13th centuries, catch magnificent views from the highest point in the region at the top of Fóia, and marvel at the cliffs near the Ponta da Piedade lighthouse.

Lagos Boat Trip with Lunch
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Lagos Boat Trip with Lunch

$48

Take a relaxing cruise along Portugal's shoreline and enjoy views of white sandy beaches and small fishing villages along the coast. See the intriguing caves and rock formations at Ponta da Piedade and get the chance to explore the historic sights and beach areas of Lagos.

Reviews of Sagres

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Jun 7, 2019

Sagres was great. Beautiful beaches and laid back vibe. Some great seafood and close to some really interesting historical sites.

5/5 - Excellent

Osvaldo

Apr 20, 2019

We loved it; unspoiled natural scenery; little development; beautiful sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs; quaint town with rustic beach charm. Our kids loved it, we'll be coming back soon. The travel books didn't do the area justice!

5/5 - Excellent

Linda

Nov 4, 2018

Had a great experience on a dolphin trip - would definitely do that again! Went with the marine biologists and they were fantastic!

5/5 - Excellent

pennellier

Oct 11, 2018

Simply beautiful and wild...this town is magic forthe surf! Food is really good and people friendly.