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Tavira Island

Tavira, Portugal
+351 912 525 858
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East Algarve Day Trip Including Almancil, Faro, Olhao and Tavira
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“ferry ride” (34 reviews)
“beautiful beach” (68 reviews)
“sunshine bar” (13 reviews)
Tavira, Portugal
+351 912 525 858
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely day trip . Beach reached by ferry from Tavira (2 euros return) past salt flats and flamingos .Plenty of places to eat on the island and some sun umbrellas but luckily not much else apart from endless unspoiled sand

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 4 days ago

A spotless beach that extends for miles along the seaward shore of tavira island. Accessed by local ferries there are a good selection of restaurants, toilets and cafes on the island near the ferry drop off quay. Some ancient and wrinkly nudists were present further...More

Thank 5,269
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to reach the island by the ferry, it's a short trip up the river. There are several restaurants on the island, the loos are disgusting though. Would be great for children or if you like laying on the beach, nothing else there though.

Thank JanA2012
Reviewed 6 days ago

2 euro return ferry trip from centre of Tavira by the river takes you to Isla de Tavira. Beautiful stretch of sand with rolling ocean perfect for body boarding, jumping over waves and generally having fun. Not really suitable for toddlers or nervous swimmers as...More

Thank 604maggie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you want to experience the entire Tavira adventure ! 15 min spin on the ferry from town (€2 each return) will land you on one of the most picturesque islands, beaches you will find anywhere in the Algarve. There is a number...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a visit to the beautiful endless beach. Quiet enough to enjoy the peace and sun. Crashing waves and clean fresh water. Yes we really enjoyed it and you will too. Get the ferry in town for a couple of Euros, and go see...More

1  Thank Baz7171
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of sun & nice white sand here. It takes 2 euros/adult roundtrip from downtown Tavira on the ferry to get here - about 15-20 minutes to get there. They have a huge number of restaurants & bars. They have restrooms.

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful sandy beach with several atractions for young people and long beach walks for older couples with the sound of the waves. Restaurants, pizzaria, bars, camping, beach volley, boat trips, massages, etc. Ferry to town crossing the natural park. Just amazing

Thank joao s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short 2 euro ferry ride from downtown to Tavira Island is a nice day activity... Amazing span of beach with miles of gorgeous white sand ... Had the place almost to our selves I'm mid October...a light surf was hitting the beach making access...More

Thank Kawakwa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short ferry journey takes you through the wetlands, home to flamingoes and other wading birds, and on to this huge sandbank with its beautiful beach. There are little homes scattered amongst the dunes (I wanted one!) and a vast collection of fish restaurants and...More

1  Thank gapdreamer
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15 July 2017|
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Response from tkerrster | Reviewed this property |
I didnt see it when we were there this week.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Su K | Reviewed this property |
PS: yes, as other reviewer has said, the tiny ferry runs all the time from Quatras Aguas - winter and summer. But the town centre ferry - that goes up the river before crossing the sea stretch to the island - is definitely... More
Margaret S
6 March 2017|
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Response from Su K | Reviewed this property |
I always walk. 30 minutes. Or there is the mini train (does not always run) or hired bikes - a popular route. Taxi will be cheap, as it's not far. If you walk it can get tiring if a hot day so wear su cream, a hat, and... More