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Tavira Island

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Address: Tavira, Portugal
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East Algarve Day Trip Including Almancil, Faro, Olhao and Tavira

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if Carlsberg did beaches...

It's got the lot. Sandy beach, shallow swimable water and a few waves. Warm sea in August too. A short ferry ride, about 15 mins from the quayside in Tavira and you arrive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It's got the lot. Sandy beach, shallow swimable water and a few waves. Warm sea in August too. A short ferry ride, about 15 mins from the quayside in Tavira and you arrive. Walk through a small tree lined area with bars, shops, cafe and restaurants, manufacturers even a camp site. Then you get to the beach where there's also... More 

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Thank mark m
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Without a doubt this is one of the best beaches on the algarve and more than worth taking time out to visit. We found some free parking at the top of Tavira which is right behind the bus station and very easy to find. Its then only a 5 minute walk down the side of the river and through the... More 

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Thank JTGieuseppefirenze71
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best beach I've been to, the waves were fun and had some good resturants on the island, highly recommend a trip.

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Thank Rosie993
Toulouse, France
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have access to a car I'd suggest parking at the end of Estr. das 4 Águas and catching the boat across from there rather than the town. The boat ride is smaller and when we returned the queue was tiny compared to the city one! There's an easy walk from the ferry boats to the beach passing numerous... More 

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Thank Whitefamily2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a picnic and plenty of sunscreen. Very clean beach accessible by ferry from Tavira. We took towels and a parasol and took turns swimming and sunbathing after finding a quieter spot down the beach. For the atlantic the sea was very calm and warm.

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Thank James H
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful beach with plenty of facilities for food, drinks and water sports, the added boat trip maximises the experience, a beautiful sandy beach with lovely colour water and plenty of space for everyone

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Thank Kenneth M
Dublin, Ireland
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really good beach wth lots of facilities. The boat to beach costs a couple of euro return. The sunbbeds (an umbrella and 2 beds) cost 13 euro for the day. There are a lot of good restaurants on the island. They are a little more expensive but still cheap. With a visit

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Thank john f
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

would recommend Tavira for visiting, family oriented stunning town, with the most beautiful beach reach by small boat trip, lots of lovely restaurants and snack cafes, no rowdy crowds, entertainment in square at nights, lovely walks x

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Thank curlymiss
County Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the boat from Tavira for €2 return. It takes about 15-20mins to get there. The day we went the waves were very high but we enjoyed that. It wouldn't be much fun for younger one and they would knock you. The beach itself is clean and there are plenty of places to eat. We found showers down near a... More 

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Thank CassGalway
Lisbon, Portugal
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice beach and easy to get to via the boat leaving from the city center. It is not as crowded as other ones from southwest of ALgarve but in July and August still has a large crowd. While this maybe one of the best beaches to go if you have children, there are other ones nearby much better... More 

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