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Tavira Island

Tavira, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Tavira
Type: Islands
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Coimbra, Portugal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Tavira Island is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal to escape from the hustle bustle of the big cities or busier beaches . Ria "Formosa ", literally translated as beautiful , is a natural reserve ,where one can see wild flowers , birds and insects while walking along the pristine beach . I would recommend visiting it either... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a great beach, not too busy due to the boat ride required to get there, great places to eat and drink and good quality sand. Can rent a sun lounger very cheaply and get drinks service to you on the beach for about €5 for a couple of loungers and an umbrella.

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Leicestershire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Short ferry ride from the end of the pier in Tavira takes you to this fabulous unspoilt beach.Be sure to take a parasol in case you miss one of the few available.

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scotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I love it here! The little ferry takes all of 4 minutes to bring you to the most peaceful and relaxed little oasis - don't miss it if you're visiting Tavira

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Away from it all beach forming part of a fascinating nature reserve. Nearby cafés but no hotels. Thoroughly discovered but unspoilt accessed by a little train on the outskirts of Tavira.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Take a walk to the riverside in Tavira and pick up a 15 minutes ferry ride to Portuguese paradise. When you arrive on the island you have to wander through the best fresh fish restaurants on the Algarve before you hit the long white beach. Don't forget to stop the donut man and visit one of the bouncing beach bars... More

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Miles of white sand as far as you can see, with a sea whipped up to real interest. A delightful place to walk in solitude, but I suspect not once the weather gets hot - surely it will be covered with burning bodies! The unusual feature is the 'Anchor Cemetery' with row upon row of the great anchors retired from... More

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Earby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Clean, quiet. But then it was January and everything was shut. Extensive golden sand beaches, bars and cafes during the summer. Regular ferry.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

need to catch a boat to island only cheap and worth the effort, great beaches and places to eat and drink

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Pinhal Novo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We (I and my wife) visited Tavira Island some months ago. This is really a wonderful beach. The water is warm and the sun always shines. The sand is golden. There are good restaurants where you can eat fresh fish. At Quatro Águas area (near the main beach) there is a nudist space where you can swimm and sunbasking without... More

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