July 1 – August 31

Summer Season

July and August bring warm southerly breezes and blooming flowers – it’s the time for all things outdoors. Hike, walk, bicycle, beachcomb, or amble along the Island’s many trails and paths. Icebergs can often still be seen skulking past, and abundant seabirds including puffins are visible from Fogo Island and the neighboring Little Fogo Islands. With the seas in a calmer summertime mood, July and August are the best months for visiting Little Fogo Islands, a tiny archipelago specked with traditional wooden houses that was historically used by Fogo Islanders as a seasonal fishing base. Other summertime possibilities include rowing punts on the ocean, touring local museums, fishing inland and on the ocean, bonfires, touring gardens and root cellars, pond swimming, and even swimming in the ocean from Sandy Cove beach in Tilting. The Island is absolutely abuzz in the summer months with visiting family members, weddings, and music festivals.