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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

There is only a lighthouse to see
I recommend to go to Marina Beach views are better than here so you save time

Thank LaupomHK
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This was just down the road from our villa so we walked past it many many times. It is worth taking the trip to see it although only possible from the outside at the time we were there. We became very fond of the lighthouse which at night is a lovely sight to behold...it's ok during the day too, just more dramatic in the dark.

1  Thank Heather S
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

You can walk or drive down the road just after Rocha Brava to this lighthouse on the cliffs. One or two families live in the building itself in a compound, so the public are prohibited from inspecting the lighthouse up close. There is a nice enough view from the adjacent cliffs and some soak holes are nearby.

Thank DrJohnDublin
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

TBH we didn't actually visit the lighthouse itself but rather walked around it so this review is about the location rather than the lighthouse - as far as view goes you would struggle to beat this one - spent hours just wandering around the cliffs and sitting watching the boats sail past with the most amazing and energising view I have seen for a long while. If you are in the area and looking for a superb walk with stunning views this area needs to be added to your tour of the coastline - keep to the northern trail and you will soon (about 2 miles) emerge on one of the most beautiful little beach coves in the world - I didnt go dressed for swimming but that didnt stop me skinny dipping in front of the crowds and that's another gear thing about Portugal - the locals are just so fabulous at accepting us nutty tourists - nobody flinched a eyelid - apart from my wife who was more than bemused - but then again she did join me ;-)

Thank Cyrus M
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Every Wednesday from 1400 to 1600, you can have a tour of the lighthouse for free. The lighthouse keeper speaks good English, and is very friendly. You have to climb a total of 100 steps, the last few being very narrow. At the top you can see the light (1000watt) and 1 tonne prism that sits on mercury. It can be turned with fingers of one hand, it is so well designed. The beam reaches out 29 nautical miles (around 34 statute miles) and flashes twice every 14 seconds.
You have to back down the last few steps to descend, and please don't touch the prism itself as the sweat from your hands will mark the glass.
A €5 tip was much appreciated!
No booking required, just turn up at the gate from 2pm.
Enjoy.

1  Thank PhilnSheila
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