The Westernmost Point Of Continental Europe, Cabo Da Roca
Westernmost point of Continental europe.
Driving up from Cascais or simply going west from Sintra town, the westernmost point of continental Europe is just 20 minutes away. Try not to miss, just follow the signs and the sea coastline, you will not miss it. The cape is at the west of Sintra, a Lisbon district.
The small village just before the famous cape is Azoia. Well-known for the excellent restaurants. The Beaches of Praia Grande, Praia da Adraga and Praia das Maças are within a short driving distance.
The Cape cliffs are more than 100 meters in height. Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a cape forming the Europe westernmost point on the mainland of Portugal and Europe’s continent.
The local post office, even gives you (for 5.20 euro!) an official certificate with your name for being at the western most point (in Portuguese) with a wax seal on it as well. Sounding a bit cheesy, but if you head out to Cascais and estoril or Sintra and miss the Cabo da roca then you’ve missed something stunning.
The Westernmost Point Of Continental Europe – Cabo da Roca (Roca Cape)
On the 16th-century a Portuguese poet called Luís de Camões described Cabo da Roca as the place “where the land ends and the sea begins”.
The small village just before the famous cape is Azoia. Well-known for the excellent restaurants. Beaches are within a short driving distance too.
We definitely recommend visiting Cabo da Roca. Even better to do it in the sunset. It’ll be a bit chilly, but watching the sun going down over the ocean is simply amazing.