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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Sagres, Azenha do Mar & Praia da Amália

Today we started by going into Sagres and exploring the coast

Lots of giant asparagus plants (really I didn't know agave looked like this!)

First stop Praia do Tonel

It was very windy and a bit chilly so early!

Praia da Mareta

Then we went over to the most SW point on mainland Portugal - still so windy!

But some nice views of the rocky cliffs

Next up we headed north to Azenha do Mar to hike over to Praia da Amália and snake waterfall! The walk along the cliffs was gorgeous! Lots of shale instead of the limestone and sandstone farther south

We got here just in time for lunch on the beach! It was still windy, but not too bad

I did stick my feet in the water for a second but it was still so so cold! 

The beach was very flat so the waves came in forever

No snakes in the Snake Waterfall

After lunch it was back to the car the a slightly farther inland path than the way we went

We did see some bees living in the sand!

You can't really see them, but we also saw white storks nesting on the rocks!! Apparently Portugal is the only place where white storks nest in the sea so that was pretty exciting

I love reading negative google reviews for nature places and I looked up this area and one said there are a lot of nice beaches in the area, but this isn't one of them and then had some gorgeous photos like above. It made me laugh!

On the drive to camp (Parque de Campismo da Lagoa de Santo Andre) we also saw a lot of white storks nesting on electric poles!

We camped a short walk from Praia da Costa de Santo André so of course we had to wander down after dinner and spy

Lagoon on the way back to camp. It was another great day full of beautiful places!

17.05km walked/38 flights


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