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More about Sagres
Capela de Nossa Senhora da Graça
Coast line, Sagres, PT
Coast line, Sagres, PT
Chapel in fortress, Sagres, PT
Travel Tips for Sagres
Sagres Point is dominated by high and steep cliffs. When I visited, it was blowing quite a fierce gale which whipped up the sea onto the cliffs making quite some noise. Local fisherman fish for bream or sea bass off these cliffs and were there when I visited.
Climate in Sagres
Rainy season: The rainy season is between October - May, summers keep mostly dry
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 16 – 18°C ( 60 - 64°F ); min: 11 - 13°C ( 51 - 55°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 – 22°C ( 68 - 71°F ); min: 15 - 16°C ( 59 - 60°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 17 – 21°C ( 63 - 70°F); min: 12 - 16°C ( 53 – 60°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 14 – 15°C ( 57 - 59°F); min: 10 - 11°C ( 50 - 51°F )
Watertemperature: in winter around 16°C ( 60°F ), in summer around 22°C ( 71°F) in average.
Sagres’ Baleeira Beach and Beliche Beach
Situated overlooking Sagres Bay and its fishing harbor, Baleeira beach is a small rocky beach. From Baleeira beach, by the harbor, you can see fishing boats disgorging their catch every afternoon. Unfortunately, the proximity to the fishing harbor and its boats periodically affects the water quality at Baleeira beach. So at times local conditions do make it unsuitable for swimming.
Best of all is Beliche beach, 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Sagres on the way to Cape St Vincent. As it is situated outside of normal walking distance from Sagres, Praia da Beliche beach is seldom overcrowded, except maybe in August. A path leads about 650 feet (200 m) down to the beach and you will find plenty of parking area for your automobile. This is a lovely, almost 2,000 foot (500 m) long but fairly narrow beach. Under most conditions you will find that this beach is ideal for relaxing your body and your mind. It has very good surf but it can become tricky and hazardous it there is a direct westerly wind. The imposing cliffs have been eroded into a honeycomb of caves and coves, offering shelter from the omnipresent wind, and lapped by exceptionally clear water. Don’t miss the family of peregrine falcons that nests up in the cliffs. As long as you are in good condition, you will be very happy that you took the time to visit Beliche beach - if you survive the climb back up the 200-odd steps that lead down to it!
Stunning splendor of the rugged coastline
Around Cape St. Vincent there is the splendor of breathtaking rugged cliffs bordering the stunning coastline and a number of picturesque and usually empty sandy beaches broken up by craggy cliffs and fabulous grottoes. And then there are the estuaries and marshes where you will probably see some splendid wildlife. This area really is gorgeous.
There are good views of S. Vicente cape from Sagres. Or, if you prefer, tehre are good views of Sagres from S. Vicente cape.
The high cliff protect a few secluded beaches (cold, rough sea) and compose a beautiful landscape.