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All reviews ferry ride beautiful beach sunshine bar bars and restaurants every hour euros return short ferry plenty of space out of season an umbrella long beach takes about minutes water taxi sun loungers water sports life guards return trip
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our visit was in early March. For my taste great for beach walking, but not for swimming or sunning. My wife enjoyed the variety of shells on the beach. Local surf fisherman were active. A nice way to spent 2 hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a bus and then walked across the bridge to the island beach. There is a small train which seemed to run regularly in March.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 3 February 2019

We had planned to get the ferry across from Tavira and walk back but unfortunately the ferry was not operating so we walked there and back from Tavira along the EcoVia, visiting Santa Luzia on the way. The train from the island to the beach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mercerh
Reviewed 15 January 2019

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 30 December 2018

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
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Reviewed 19 December 2018 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
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24 January 2019|
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Response from janemm100 | Reviewed this property |
thanks for the replies. i have contacted the ferry company directly but not had any further clarification. the closest i got was that it will be running for the summer season. last time we went (october) was the end of the... More
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.
13 June 2018|
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Response from TrudyBucks |
Thanks guys for all your answers. We have been to visit and found it was €14 for 2 sunbeds and a parasal. Worth it