PARQUE NATURAL DO SUDOESTE ALENTEJANO E COSTA VICENTINA
DRIVE ALONG THE COAST
It is well worth exploring the whole of this beautiful Alentejo coastline. Leave Vila Nova de Milfontes heading south and, keeping to the coast road, visit Almograve, Cabo Sardão, Zambujeira do Mar, Carvalhal, Azenha do Mar and Odeceixe. The latter marks the transition from the Alentejo to the Algarve.
GO BIRD WATCHING IN CABO SARDÃO
The most westerly point on the Alentejo coast lies at the top of high cliffs formed from thousands of layers of schist and offers a unique opportunity for observing a wide variety of species of birds, including the Eurasian jackdaw, white swan and kite.
GO SURFING, BODY BOARDING OR KITE SURFING
The beaches of the south-west Alentejo and the Vicentina Coast are especially popular with surfers and other water sports fans.
GO TO THE BEACH
São Torpes is a beach with a broad expanse of sands. The Praia Grande and Cerca Nova beaches, which are smaller and quieter, lie near the village of Porto Covo. The Aivados and Malhão beaches extend over 7 km. From here onwards, the coastline rises and displays all the typical features of this area: high cliffs and escarpments, some black with schist and basalt, sheltering charming sandy coves. Other beautiful beaches to explore include Vila Nova de Milfontes, Zambujeira do Mar and Carvalhal.
TAKE A TRIP ALONG THE CLIFFS
Whether cycling or on foot, follow the path from the Cabo Sardão lighthouse to the quayside at Zambujeira do Mar (a small fishing port).
VISIT ILHA DO PESSEGUEIRO
From 15 June to 15 September you can visit this island by boat; maximum 6 people per trip (96 553 5683 and 269 905 335 after 8 pm. Must be booked in advance)