Portugal is one of my favourite European countries; it has such wonderful food, stunning beaches, cities full of culture. Â It also has some incredible countryside. Â But did you know that Europe’s westernmost point (well, one of several disputed westernmost points) can be found here? Â It’s called Cabo da Roca, or Cape Roca. Â And it’s beautiful. Â See for yourself:
Cabo da Roca is the perfect daytrip from Lisbon; actually, if you’re driving and going to see my suggested daytrip from Lisbon, Sintra, then my Europe travel tip is toÂ come a little further to visit the coast.
At the end of the road, as you would expect, there is a (somewhat touristy) lighthouse. Â It is a picture-postcard perfect place, for sure.
If you have a car, I’d spend some time exploring the coast; Guincho is a popular beach with great views of Cabo da Roca, though other options exist, such as points in and around the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park – which runs basically from Sintra to the coast. Â I’m sure there are endless places to find the perfect spot for sunset.
Other places that also call themselves westernly points in Europe include Land’s End (England), Cape Finisterre (Spain), FinistÃ¨re (France), and then of course the non-continental points in the Azores.