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NATIONAL AND NATURAL PARKS OF PORTUGAL

Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park

Vicentine Coast - Natural Park

A coastline blessed by nature

This natural park has spectacular views over the seashore with cliffs hiding wonderful sandy beaches and estuaries.
Vicentine Coast - Natural Park
The Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park covers the coastline in the municipalities of Sines, Odemira, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo.

This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, important for its landscape, geology, flora and fauna, architecture, history, traditional and archaeological heritage.
Some of its most impressive features are the reefs and small islands such as Pessegueiro and Carrapateira together with the Mira estuary, Cape Sardao and the Sagres promontory. The rocks of Arrifana and Odeceixe and the soil area at Sagres contrast with the sand dunes in Vila Nova de Milfontes and Sardao.
Vicentine Coast - Natural Park - Alentejo and The Algarve

The vegetation varies depending on the soil and the wind and salt exposure. There are many well preserved areas in the sand dunes and some areas of cork and Medronheiro trees. The vegetation is abundant around Sagres Sao Vicente and Carrapateira.

On the cliffs it is common to find the great cormorant and storks which are often observed building their nests in rocks by the sea. There are also a few otters and amphibians such as toads and frogs. The coastline in this area is a very important migration corridor particularly for birds of prey and sea birds.

There are many historical remains of the presence of Phoenicians, Arabs and Romans as well as more recent defensive constructions.


 
Area
74,415 hectares
Park Office
Rua Serpa Pinto, 32 7630 -174 ODEMIRA
Location
The southwestern coast of Portugal
Accommodation
HotelsPousadasManor HousesSelf Catering

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