There is always something magical about sunset and sunrise, especially in combination with a beach or coastline. So probably the sunset at every beach is beautiful. Nevertheless I’d like to show you some special must-go places to see either sunrise or sunset in the south of Portugal.
Pink sunset at Cabo de Sao Vicente
This is the most western point of Portugal and even Europe. All you can see there is a light house and the wide wide blue sea in the background. Next land after this is America! Often the horizon line becomes blurry and can’t be clearly separated from the sea and sky anymore. Maybe that is why the sunset here is so special. If you plan on a road trip with a camper or caravan, make sure to plan one night at Cabo de Sao Vicente to enjoy a fascinating sunset.
Calm sunrise at Praia do Camilo
As one of my favorite beaches at Algarve the sunrise there is very special for me. Especially in the early hours you’ll be alone at this beautiful little beach and getting up early for this experience is totally worth it.
Red sunset at Praia da Falesia
This beach is dominated by a red rocky coastline, waves are a bit rough there and it’s often windy. A great time to visit is the evening when the setting sun turns the sky and the whole beach red and make the cliffs appear even more red – very romantic!
Sundowner at Meia Praia
This beach is not special, nor appears the sunset at this beach very special. Still this beach with its relaxed atmosphere and nice terraces invites you to stay at the beach until the sun is gone. The length of the beach is perfect for a walk in the sunset, the elegant beach bar invites for a sundowner or just enjoy the dusty windy horizon.
And don’t forget: Never stop exploring!