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“Deserted beach in December sunshine!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ilha da Fuzeta

Ilha da Fuzeta
Fuzeta, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Fuzeta
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Deserted beach in December sunshine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Sunshine on a beach in December, what can be better! A bit windy, but clear blue sky and about 18C mad a perfect break from wet and dark UK. As it was out of season the ferry bus was not in service but we got the local island taxi boat and had a little bit of paradise to ourselves.

Visited December 2013
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Surrey, UK
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“Brilliant uncrowded beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Just a couple of areas of umbrellas with sunbeds - a bargain at 5 Euros each a day. Beach cafes adjacent and portaloos nearby. But loads of sand to just sit on and you can get away from the crowd. Most days the Atlantic rollers are too heavy for a decent swim but the solution is to walk the short distance to the lagoon side where it is like a millpond.There is also a reasonable beach on the mainland opposite the island. Ferry across costs 1.6 Euros and its frequency responds to demand.

Visited September 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Miles of sand, easy to find your own little desert island.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Ferry from Fuseta to the island is frequent and cheap. There are a couple of basic cafes, toilets and first aid centre near the ferry quay. It doesn't take long to walk away from these to your own private patch of beach.
The island has two types of pale fine sandy beach, the waves of the Atlantic and the calm waters of the lagoon (near high tides). My young children loved the lagoon, as the ocean waves were a bit too strong and the beach shelves away quickly. Lots of shells to collect and sea-life to observe.
Warning - car parking in Fuseta is hard to find after 10 am in August.

Visited August 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Amazing beach experience. Stunning. Unspoiled. Loved it. Tip - get the ferry from Fuzeta, walk all the way along the beach to the other end of the Island (around 6km at a guess) have a snack at one of the bars, take the ferry to Olhau, have a look around the town and return by train to Fuzeta A platform. We did this and had a fabulous day.

Visited June 2013
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Bristol
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“Amazing place to relax!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Amazing place to relax and enjoy the sun with a few beers. The beaches are perfect. Sometimes a bit wavy and therefore challenging for young children. GREAT for collecting shells.

Perfect time had by all.

Visited June 2013
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