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Address: Santa Cruz, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 289 822 098
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Amazing

Really loved the beach. It's a good place if you want to be around people or on your own! A beautiful beach. 👍 Definitely coming back soon

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Fairly long boat trip from Faro to get to the island and then nothing there to do. Cafe is OK but not worth the time spent getting there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Really loved the beach. It's a good place if you want to be around people or on your own! A beautiful beach. 👍 Definitely coming back soon

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england
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

informative boat trip out, expensive restaurant on island and food not great, good place for sunbathing but water very cold.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We got a speed boat service from Faro marina. There's a very nice cafe on the island (we had a super roasted pork toastie - very reasonably priced too). We did the boardwalk walk across the island. It was very peaceful and it was interesting looking at the flora. We could see lots of wading birds on the beach but... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went out on saturday and really enjoyed our boat ride to Deserta Island, very cold on the boat, saw lots of birds and the guide was very informative! the Island was very nice, own private areas and we were able to tan in the sun! on the way back we got a speedboat which took 10 minutes to get... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A short boat trip takes you to this uninhabited island. Walk amongst the wild birds and desert flowers, eat at the restaurant or surf in the waves.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Perfect place to go if you want to switch off yourself and forget about all worries of everyday life. Beautiful wide sandy beach stretches for miles, go for a walk or just relax and watch ocean. You can start on broad-walk and come back along the beach, finish in restaurant. You can get on island by speed boat or ferry.

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Short of time, I paid a quick there-and -back trip on the ferry (there is a range of different trips available from full guided nature excursions to a basic ride) to look at the strange marshland and the view of the town and coast as the sun was setting. Very atmospheric, and a longer trip than I expected. Certainly shows... More 

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Faro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Real nice and almost deserted island. Just you, the sand and the sea (and a good small restaurant with nice but a bit pricey food).

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Spent the day here via the extremely friendly ferry service. It must be fantastic in the summer with an 11km beach. We were treated to some awesome waves with the high wind we had, so if like us you go in winter don't be fooled by the weather on the mainland. Glad we had fleeces & jeans on.

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