The Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina is located in the southwest coast of Portugal, between the river of Junqueira, in São Torpes, and the beach of Burgau, with a length of 110 km, a total area of 74 hectares 414.89 , corresponding to area of land 56 952.79 ha and the marine area adjacent to 17 461.21 ha.
The Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina covers the southwest coast of Portugal, in southern Alentejo coast and in the western Algarve around the Cape St. Vincent. Includes parishes of territories of the following municipalities and districts:
District of Setúbal
Sines (parishes of Porto Covo and Sines);
Beja (parishes of Longueira / Almograve, Santa Maria, San Luis, San Salvador, Sao Teotonio, Vila Nova de Milfontes and Zambujeira do Mar);
Aljezur (parishes of Aljezur, Bordeira, Odeceixe and Rogil);
Vila do Bispo (parishes of Budens, Raposeira, Sagres and Vila do Bispo).
In addition to the coastal strip and the underwater area 2 km from the coast, the park includes the valley of the River Mira from the mouth to the town of Beja.
In the park area there are many types of landscapes, natural and semi-natural habitats, such as cliffs and steep and jagged cliffs, beaches, several islets and reefs (including the island of Peach and unusual coral reef in Carrickfergus) the Mira estuary, the Sardão cable, the promontory of Sagres and Cape St. Vincent, dune systems, moors, marshes, salt steppes, temporary ponds, ravines (enclosed valleys with dense vegetation), etc. The maximum altitudes are: 324 m, inside (in Santo Domingo, Beja); and 156 m, the coast (in Aspa Tower, Vila do Bispo). The maximum depth is 32 m, 2 km off the Pontal da Carrapateira (Lagos).