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Tavira Island

Tavira, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Tavira
Type: Islands
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Everything is relaxed and easy going on Tavira Island: from the boat trip to get there to the bars on the island. Nice sandy beaches, never too crowded.

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Much like the nearby Terra Estreita and Barril Beaches, Tavira Island is among the best beaches in the Algarve. The water is pleasant and clean, and the sand is absolutely white. There is a camping site close-by, and you can go for long walks on the sand, as the beaches stretch for many kilometers. If you are in Tavira or... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Bus/train service times arent great. But there sites were stunning!! I recommend the castle and a stroll along the river. There is also a small site seeing train which goes around the town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A nice place to do nothing!! If all you want to do is a cheap day of sun worshiping while some tunes play distantly in the background then you´ve found the right place. A fun and quick little ferry ride and you are there. A couple of bars and little market stall then just beach for days!

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Boonton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Located at Quinta da Ria golf course my family had a blast touring through the golf course with ocean views and a stop for a drink near the beach on Segways. Our guide Paulo was fantastic and we absolutely loved it. Segs in the City 8900-057 Vila Nova de Cacela Algarve, Portugal Paulo Email: segsinthecity@gmail.com Phone: +351 914 225 804

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Gorgeous beach that's easily accessible from Tavira. You have to take a ferry to reach it, but they run pretty often and the journey takes about 10 minutes to get there. Plenty of restaurants and places to grab a bite on the island; also you can rent a cabana with cocktail service fairly cheaply for the day.

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Tavira, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Such a great beach with golden sand and clean , mostly clear sea. You can hire sun beds or pitch ypur own umbrella. Good selection of bars and restaurants. We love the ferry ride from Tavira town each day

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beach is a short boat ride away from Tavira, follow the brown signs to 'ilha de Tavira' there is a car park and the boat is just a short walk away (you can't miss it) it only takes about 15 mins to get from the mainland to the beach. we decided to stop and have lunch in one of the... More

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Tipperary, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The short ferry crossing from Tavira only took about 15 minutes and cost €1.90 return. We rented 2 sun beds and umbrella for €11 total - well worth it if you go for the day. There are restaurants/bars there and the beach shop that rents out the beds will bring you food, drinks, ice creams to your sunbed without surcharge.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wonderful huge sandy beach with sun beds a-plenty at good price and the return journey by boat at £1.60. Great restaurants at the beach too and not just beach bars but proper outlets. Overall, a great sun woe sippers experience!

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