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All reviews ferry ride beautiful beach sunshine bar bars and restaurants euros return every hour short ferry plenty of space out of season an umbrella long beach takes about minutes water taxi sun loungers water sports public toilets life guards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tavira island is one of the best beaches in portugal. Walk 200-300 metres down the beach for peace and quiet.. a little bit of paradise.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pat N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great beach in the eastern Algarve. You can get a boat from the quayside in Tavira, or drive to Quatro Aguas, with plenty of parking, walk through the dunes, and the beach, bars, restaurants are all in front of you. Safe swimming, and pedalos...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FrequentFlier617512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 18-km long beach is hit by strong waves. Walkers can come to and come from the Isla by ferry or through Santa Luzia.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Marcos d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tavira island is one of those places you seem initially sceptical to go and visit as your initial thoughts are why do I have to get a boat. Well the boat ride is definitely worth it. The island has lots of amenities bars restaurants etc...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GrayMcC285
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Wow! A beautiful island which was deserted in December. A haven of peace and quiet in the Winter months. Perfect!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FernsTravels
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

A beautiful wide sandy beach with 2 restaurants and water sports available. The taxi boat leaves from town and takes 10 minutes and cost €3 - €4 return per person. Shady areas with trees and a small children’s play park.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JackieM324
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

A lovely place which we would thoroughly recommend. The food was excellent and the prices were very reasonable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CMurrayDundeeUK
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Just returned from 2 full weeks in Portugal. Travelled around by car and also visited Tavira, close to border of Spain. Romanian bridge, great restaurants by the canall, life music everywhere. Totally suggest!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 319andinaj
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Very peaceful and relaxing. Free Loungers. highly recommended. Only downside.... long walk to the washrooms, and only one restaurant was open at that time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank oddyoboy
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Not much to do on the island except sunbathe. Lots of eateries closed as end of season. Ferry direct from Vila Gale Albacora Hotel for €3 pp each way several times per day

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mitaroc
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Salixie
2 October 2018|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
I also didn’t notice any seaweed on the beach at Tavira Island. Very clear and warm water when we visited in September.
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TrudyBucks
13 June 2018|
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Thanks guys for all your answers. We have been to visit and found it was €14 for 2 sunbeds and a parasal. Worth it
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mowgli10
28 May 2018|
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Response from ldimage1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you catch the ferry from either Tavira or Quattro Aguas, which is a few KM south, 5 minutes by car. The ferrys aren't are about €1.80 return from Quattro. You may need help getting on and off depending how mobile you... More
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