Fodor's Expert Review Cabo Espichel

Sesimbra Religious Building/Site/Shrine
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This salt-encrusted headland—crowned by a whitewashed convent surrounded by 18th-century pilgrim rest houses—is the southwestern point of the Setúbal Peninsula, marked by a red-and-white lighthouse. It's a ruggedly beautiful spot, where the cliffs rise hundreds of feet out of the stormy Atlantic. To the north, unsullied beaches extend as far as Caparica, with only local roads and footpaths connecting them. It's a good spot for hiking, with marked trails leading down to some clearly visible dinosaur footprints.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Other Attraction Free

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Cabo Espichel
Sesimbra, Setúbal  Portugal

-800 500 270

www.visitsesimbra.pt/to-visit/62/santu-rio-do-cabo-espichel

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