While driving along the cost, you can stop and enjoy *beachLife...again*. There are many seclude beaches along the costline if you like privacy.
Complimenting the natural beauty of the beaches the coast of Algarve has numerous spectacular rock formations, that divide the beaches, creating quaint private secret paradises. Many of the beaches are bordered by beautiful sand cliffs, which merge with pine trees, creating a feast of nature that is unmatched anywhere else.
This is an indication of the distances in kilometers between Faro and the various destinations:
Vilamoura 22 km;
Tavira 30 km;
Albufeira 38 km;
Silves 55 km;
Vila Real Santo Antonio 55 km
Portimao 60 km;
Lagos 80 km;
Sagres 110 km;
Lisbon 300 km;
Porto 570 km;
In ancient times known as the *End of the World* because everything beyond this rocky monument was the unknown. Cape St. Vincent towers 300 feet above pounding surf.
Home to Henry the Navigator for 40 years the fortress in which he lived still stands. It is here he is claimed to have founded his famous school of navigation where Cristopher Columbus learnt his skills.
The picture shows Cape St. Vincent's lighthouse that sits at the very southern tip of Europe and boasts a beam that shines 30 miles out to sea.
THE END OF THE WORLD!
Breathtaking is the only way to describe the views from the cliffs at Cape St. Vincent.