We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (26)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Ilha do Cabo de Santa Maria, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
+351 289 822 098
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Faro
from US$40.26
More Info
from US$11.50
More Info
from US$57.51
More Info
Reviews (40)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews southernmost tip southernmost point ilha deserta boat portugal
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This place is "in the middle of nowhere" - on the part of the beach which is not crowded at all - deserted place on a deserted island. Waves, seashells (big) and the endless ocean - what do you want more? You can visit this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank danadobro
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The place is lovely.The boardwalk across the nature park is so peaceful.the scenery and the surroundings are very unique to Faro,A special place to see while in Faro.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nmdg o
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Fortunately this place was near our hotel. Nice view. There you can find also offers for tours. Like the place

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ghazalefb
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We were on a boat trip and visited Cape St Mary. The boat dropped us off and we walked 2.5km on a deserted boardwalk to get to Cape St Mary, it was well worth it. There is a wooden edifice to show you’ve arrive at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank vacationgirl58
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Cape St. Mary on Ilha Deserta is well worth a visit, for it's stunning scenery, excellent hike and of course the numerous photo opportunities. A big thanks to Joao Claudio and the Animaris team for their friendliness and great advice and knowledge about the area...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Alisdair T
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Cape St. Mary Faro Portugal is a beautiful stretch of beach on the southernmost tip of Faro. It always pays if you are lucky enough to have a rental car to travel with your towels and a swimsuit in the car. Beautiful Atlantic beach

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Don't get me wrong, Barreta Island (or Ilha Deserta) on which Cape St Mary is located, is well worth a visit. However, the landmark itself that marks the southernmost tip of Portugal is quite literally a tip. A dead tree - which presumably died of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank NikiB1313
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

It's the southernmost place in the continental Portugal and a truly stunning beach. An absolute must if you're in Faro!

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Kuba M
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I have stayed in Faro a couple of times now and you should check this beautiful part of the coast out. I have been there during peak tourist season and it can get bit much with all the people but there is enough beach for...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Jazontour17
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Take a long walk along the sandy beach to the monument at the end marking the southern most tip of Ilha Deserta, also the southern most place in Portugal. Once you are on the island, you might as well take a look.

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank 37SusieB
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 28 nearby hotels
Hotel Faro
1,350 reviews
.27 miles away
Hotel Eva
1,990 reviews
.28 miles away
Faro Boutique Hotel
167 reviews
.31 miles away
Residencial A Doca
121 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 426 nearby restaurants
Faz Gostos Faro
810 reviews
.08 miles away
Aqui Del Rei
249 reviews
.15 miles away
Tertulia Algarvia
920 reviews
.08 miles away
Vila Adentro
577 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 184 nearby attractions
Old Town Faro
2,266 reviews
.07 miles away
Faro Cathedral
745 reviews
.04 miles away
Museu Municipal de Faro
231 reviews
.09 miles away
Muralhas de Faro
78 reviews
.18 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cape St. Mary staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines